Leave the Leaves!

October 19, 2021
Wondering what to do with all those leaves that have fallen off the trees, or looking for a great reason to skip raking? Aside from saving time and energy, there are many other benefits to just leaving the leaves! What are the benefits? Leaves insulate and protect plants in the…

Saltfleet – Your Key to a Hamilton Mountain Adventure

October 12, 2021
So, you’re looking to visit a waterfall, but you’d like a short hike too, or perhaps you’re looking for a much longer trek to take in some sights and test your endurance? Maybe you’ve heard how great the Bruce Trail is, winding through the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere reserve? You love…

Your Guide to Visiting the Spencer Gorge

October 4, 2021
So, you’ve seen all the beautiful photos of Dundas Peak and the surrounding area; or maybe the stunning views from Tew Falls and Webster Falls lookout platforms. Now you’ve decided to visit. Here’s your guide to the booking process and what to expect once you get on site. A reservation…

Fall in Love With HCA!

September 22, 2021
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing colour – fall is officially here! Everyone loves to get out this time of year to enjoy those cooler temperatures and fall foliage, so we break down our areas into ones that are a little quieter and the ones that are…

Fall Colour Updates

September 21, 2021
Trying to find the perfect time to get out and see the fall colours can be tricky. It's a balance between getting out when they have changed colour enough, but before the leaves start to fall too much. HCA does not officially monitor our conservation area's level of fall colours,…

Aquatic Monitoring and Electrofishing

September 9, 2021
Have you spotted our staff out in local creeks and streams and wondered what they are doing? Although they may look a bit like they are ghost-busting, they are actually electrofishing as part of HCA’s Aquatic Resource Monitoring Program. What is the Aquatic Resource Monitoring Program? It is HCA’s long-term…