This natural trail winds through rocky woodlands and along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment. A highlight is the lookout where interpretive cairns and resting benches are located. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a great place to bring kids as there always seems to be one program or another for them! The area is open all year round and you can rent snowshoes in the winter. You can also hop on the cross-country ski trails in the snowier months. In the summer, it’s a beautiful place to grab a picnic lunch, take a walk through the Iroquois gardens and village and then get into some serious hiking.
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 Directions: Take Guelph Line south from Highway 401 ornorth from the QEW and turn east at Steeles Avenue to Crawford Lake parking lot.
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For more information on the great sport of snowshoeing please see our partner Snowshoe Canada
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