About Saltfleet Conservation Area
Saltfleet Conservation Area is HCA’s newest area to explore and is located south of the Niagara Escarpment in the Upper Stoney Creek and Upper Battlefield Creek watersheds. Saltfleet boasts nearly 268 acres of unique natural features.
At this time, the area offers a single trail at the end of the parking lot which connects to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area. A Master Plan process will be undertaken in 2022 to identify areas for further trail development and nature appreciation.
The woods here are made up of marshy fields and woodlots and provide a home to 50 species of breeding birds. Nine of these birds are uncommon in the Hamilton area, including a breeding ground for the Sedge Wren, a highly significant species of wren.
Saltfleet Conservation Area Wetland Conservation Program
Saltfleet Conservation Area is part of a larger long‐term plan, to reduce downstream flood risk and erosion to residential and commercial properties below the escarpment in Stoney Creek. Four new wetlands will be created at Saltfleet, and once completed will have the ability to hold the equivalent of 236 Olympic‐size swimming pools! Construction is expected to begin in late 2021. Click here to learn more.
The acquisition of lands in the area are made possible through donations from the City of Hamilton and Heritage Green Community Trust.