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Crooks' Hollow Historical Trail


Following the close of the American Revolution in the late 1700's, Upper Canada became a haven for United Empire Loyalists escaping the United States, many of whom made their way from Niagara to the western end of Lake Ontario where they had been granted land by King George III of England.

Attracted by the potential water power offered by the Spencer Creek, many early settlers came to this area of Flamborough West.

It was to this particular area that two early families came, the Mordens and the Crooks. The HCA owns and manages several properties in the Crooks' Hollow area. A 1.5-kilometre self-guiding trail past early homes, and the ruins of barns, sawmills and water-control devices can be found at Crooks' Hollow Conservation Area parking lot, just off Crooks' Hollow Road.

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