Conservation Halton has introduced a reservation system so that the authorities can effectively crowd control and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Those who want to visit Halton Parks should reserve a time slot for their visit. The reservation system is in effect for Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Kelso Summit which reopened on May 22. The other parks are closed.
Through a social media post Conservation Halton says, “We want to provide a bit of explanation about the reserved park visits: Reservations are now required to visit the parks, regardless of the day, time and park that you are hoping to visit, and whether you are a member. If you arrive at the park without a reservation, you will still be required to make one but only if there is availability at the park. We know that this will take some getting used to but we are confident that the benefits will be worth it!
🤚🏼 We can create conditions needed for physical distancing
🔍 You can find out if parks are busy before leaving the house
📅 You can reserve a day, time or park that will be less busy
😁 We can prevent lines and crowds for a better experience
🌲 We can reduce the impact of visitors on our parks”
Conservation Halton manages 7 parks:
- Rattlesnake Point: A lush tree canopy, bold-faced cliffs, 264 hectares of protected space, and glacial deposits make Rattlesnake Point one of the most beautiful spots in Ontario.
- Hilton Falls: Geocaches, mountain biking, 33.5 km of trails, and of course, the waterfall, Hilton Falls is a beauty to explore at all times of the year.
- Mount Nemo: Explore the caves, climb the cliff faces, and enjoy the secluded trails and gorgeous vistas of Mount Nemo. It’s a hiker’s paradise away from the city.
- Crawford Lake: A rare meromictic lake, a 15th century reconstructed longhouse village, and over 19 km of trails. Crawford Lake is steeped in science, history, and natural beauty.
- Robert Edmondson: Robert Edmondson is the best kept secret of Conservation Halton Parks. The trail is perfect for a quiet, peaceful nature walk through the forest and wetlands.
- Mountsberg: Mountsberg is the place for those who want fun, outdoor, educational experiences from horse-drawn wagon rides, to meeting nose-to-beak with an owl at the Raptor Centre.
- Kelso: Not only is Kelso beautiful to visit (you should see how the escarpment changes in each season), but there is also so much to do: camping, picnicking, mountain biking, a ski hill, stand-up paddle boards, swimming, and even movies under the stars! You’re not bereft of choice when you visit Kelso Conservation Area.
- Glen Eden: Situated on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, Glen Eden is the premier skiing and boarding destination in the GTA.
Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso Summit, Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point are open by RESERVATION ONLY from May 22.
Other parks and facilities will be added in the coming weeks.
Cost: Park Admission