Your Guide to a Day at the Beach

July 11, 2021
HCA offers 4 beautiful and sandy beaches just waiting for you to set up and enjoy the sunshine and cool water. Fifty Point and Confederation Beach Park are both located on the shores of Lake Ontario, while Christie Lake and Valens Lake each have beach areas at their reservoirs. Before…

Dogs and HCA Areas

June 18, 2021
Bringing your furry, four-legged family members out on a hike can make for a great day in nature! We know our dogs love the outdoors just as much as we do but when heading into our areas, there are several important things to remember.

Your Guide to a Hike in Nature

June 18, 2021
With almost 150km of trails at HCA areas, there are so many places waiting for you to discover and explore! Our trails have a lot of variety and range from short to long, easy to difficult with some paved and others on packed dirt or gravel. The best way to…

Japanese Knotweed Control

June 18, 2021
If you have been out visiting the Copetown Summit Bog parking lot along the rail trail recently, you will have noticed that our staff have been busy at work removing a population of invasive Japanese Knotweed. Staff have been using the tarping method to help control the Knotweed, and this…

Tick Safety

June 16, 2021
Just the thought of ticks can give the heebie jeebies, but don’t let that deter you from enjoying time outside. With that said, it is still important to be smart about ticks and the risk they pose. What You Need to Know About Ticks Ticks are bugs that live in…

Pack In – Pack Out

June 9, 2021
Nothing ruins a day in nature quite like spotting garbage where it shouldn’t be. Our staff work hard to keep our areas clean, and the best way to keep them clean is making sure garbage ends up in the trash. How can you help? Leave your garbage at home. When…