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Crawford Lake Conservation Area Trails


The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare lake, with surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment where visitors can watch soaring turkey vultures glide through the Nassagaweya Canyon. You can even step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site. The spirits still sing in the rustic longhouses where tools, animals hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the life and times of Ontario’s First Peoples.

The Crawford Lake Conservation Area includes 19 km of spectacular hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails on Ontario's scenic Niagara Escarpment. The popular Visitors Centre and newly renovated Gathering Place feature a variety of services to enhance the visitors park experience.A unique Gift Shop, exhibits, displays, lunchrooms and theatres are available along with picnic areas adjacent to each of the two program sites. Open all year long, this beautiful park hosts a variety of seasonal events for the public along with a series of fun and educational programs for groups of all ages.

Come share in the discovery at Crawford Lake Conservation Area Pets are welcome at Crawford Lake when they are kept on a leash (maximum 2 metres in length) at all times. Please note: disturbing Crawford Lake is forbidden! NO swimming, drinking or fishing in the lake. Park Facts 468 hectare park established in 1969 on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton Regionally Environmentally Sensitive Area Provincial Area of Natural and Scientific Interest World Biosphere Reserve as part of Niagara Escarpment Rare meromictic lake with surrounding boardwalk.



One of the most accurately dated pre-contact archeological sites in Canada 15th century reconstructed Iroquoian Village and heritage site Nassagaweya Canyon Interpretive Lookout 19 km of hiking and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails with connections to Bruce Trail Elevated boardwalk with interpretation stations surrounding Crawford Lake Education programs and exhibits Visitors Centre and Gathering Place facilities with Gift Shop, theatres, lunchrooms, exhibits, displays and outdoor picnic areas.



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