There is a hidden gem in Halton Hills, Ontario - Limehouse Conservation Area. The Bruce Trail runs through the conservation lands and hooks up with the Black Creek Side Trail. This area is ideal for day hikers looking for an outing that has geological and historical interest.
Now it is a quiet, friendly and quaint little village located at the 22 Sideroad and Fifth Line not far from Georgetown, Ontario. The industry closed in the early 1920's but 15 kilns and a powder house remains. The first site we visited was a powder magazine. The powder house underwent massive restoration in April 2005. A stonemason rebuilt the structure with historical accuracy.
There are massive crevices in the rock all along the trail. Continue until you come to the Black Creek Side Trail. Turn left onto this side trail and follow the blue blazes. You will go through areas with different types of trees. If you look closely you can see the old wood beams of the railway trestle. Keep left and then pay close attention to the left hand side of the trail. The trail requires a left turn up a rocky hill where you least expect the it.
This takes you up to a pile of rocks left by glaciers and you will see an opening into the "Hole in the Wall". The trail continues through the rock doorway and into the crevice. You must take two ladders up to get back onto the trail. This is the only way through and it is an interesting feature. Once on the top you will step over several narrow but very deep crevices. You should keep an eye out for the trail blazes here, as it is easy to get off course. Eventually you will be out of the cedars and back into hardwood forest.
With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook.
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