Dundas Valley Conservation Area

  • 13 Jul 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Dundas Valley Conservation Area

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Dundas Valley Conservation Area:  from the picturesque Hermitage ruins to the stunning waterfalls of the Niagara Escarpment.

Date:               Saturday 13 July 2024 9:30-1:30

Location:         Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E3

Hike length & and likely time:  14 km.  Four hours, including lunch stop and water breaks

Hike rating: Level 2 -   the Dundas Valley Conservation Area trails are moderate in terms of elevation gain and roughness, and the length is a good long walk (recent GHTC check on the route indicated 20000 steps approximately).

Hike Description:  Meeting at the second of the two parking lots beyond the Entrance to the DVCA off Governors Road in Dundas, we set out on a loop trail which follows the Main Loop which includes now forested roads that were indigenous and British military pathways designed to confront the American invasion of Upper Canada in 1812, and then switches to the Heritage Trail which leads us along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment.  Along with great views, we reach Canterbury Waterfall, Sherman Waterfall and ultimately Tiffany Waterfall, before looping back and completing the Main Loop.

Hike maps & Dundas Valley Conservation Area information: https://conservationhamilton.ca/conservation-areas/dundas-valley/

Ready for the Hike?   Hiking shoes or hiking boots; water (2L); lunch and snacks; rain jacket if forewarned.  Mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

Recommended:  Trekking poles

Transportation:  Meet at the Guelph covered bridge at 8:20am for 8:30am departure. Carpooling will be available:  parking fee at DVCA is $11.00 and should be shared by carpooling parties.  Meet at 650 Governors Road DVCA second parking lot (furthest one) at 9:30am. Please let Michelle or Peter know if you will be meeting us there.

Hike leaders: Michelle Lebon - email: milebon231@gmail.com and Peter Goddard -  email: pgoddard5@gmail.com

                

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