About Christie Lake Conservation Area
Looking for a place to do it all? Christie Lake has you covered from hiking, swimming, boating and fishing to biking, picnicking and even disc golf! One of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment, Christie Lake is where you’ll want to spend the day with your family and friends.
Explore Christie Lake’s 10-kilometre recreational trail system and travel through peaceful meadows and towering pine forests! Our multi-use recreational trails are accessible by foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis, weather permitting.
Additional parking for west side trails
Middletown Parking Lot
405 Middletown Road, Dundas, ON, L9H 5E2
On the other side of Middletown Road is even more conservation area to explore! Users can access this area by taking the White-tailed Deer Trail, or can park in the lot located on Middletown Road. The trail wraps around the far west end of Christie Lake and is a beautiful spot for hiking and nature appreciation.
Enjoy our 10km of multi-use trails and cyclists can also enjoy themselves on park roads. Please obey the rules of the road and wear a helmet for your safety.
HCA is partnered with the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Biking Association to build and maintain sustainably designed single-track bike trails in Christie Lake. The area features nearly 10 km of beginner, intermediate and advanced paths, with a clay surface and few rocks. They run through the south side of Christie Lake, opening up the mostly pine-reforested area to two-wheeled exploration.
Christie Lake’s bike trails can close due to trail conditions. A visitor alert will be posted when they are closed.
Christie Lake offers covered picnic pavilions, hundreds of picnic tables and grassy fields that are perfect for games, races or just relaxing.
With space for 10,000 visitors and cars, Christie Lake is ideal for your company’s outdoor event. Contact park staff for more information.
More information on group area and pavilion rentals.
Set up like a golf course, disc golf holes wind through fields and forests to reach the basket but played with flying discs rather than clubs and a ball. Disc golf is a great outdoor activity, perfect for individual play, team play, and organized competition.
Christie Lake features an 18 hole championship disc golf course that is open year-round and is free to use with park entry.
Fish from a boat, shoreline or docks located around the reservoir as you try to catch the big one! Some native species that you will find in the reservoir include; Northern pike, Largemouth bass and variety of panfish.
Please note fishing is closed from April 1st to the fourth Saturday in June – annually.
HCA has implemented a voluntary catch and release while fishing at Christie and Valens Lakes to help support a sustainable native fishery within the reservoirs.
To support the Ponds Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Project, the Christie Lake ponds will no longer be stocked with Rainbow Trout.
Have an up-close look of Christie Lake while paddling as you paddle down the reservoir. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent, or bring your own! Gasoline motors not permitted on the reservoir and.
Launching water craft in the swimming area is prohibited. The boat launch is located on the east end of the park by the Marina Pavilion.
BOAT RENTALS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
We are looking at making accessibility upgrades to the dock at Marina, including items such as a fully accessible boat launcher, proper ramp, transfer bench, and more. Learn more.
Click here for more information on boating at Christie Lake and HCA.
Swimmers, sunbathers and sandcastle masters will enjoy Christie Lake’s 360-metre sandy beach!
Be smart this summer season and follow all water safety rules. No lifeguards are provided on our beaches. Adults, children are your responsibility.
Water Quality Testing
The City of Hamilton Health Department tests the beach at Confederation Beach Park weekly during the summer months. Testing results can be found on the City of Hamilton website.