The Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a unique natural area.  An abandoned quarry at the site was rehabilitated, resulting in the creation of a rare type of wetland.  Environmental improvements to the area resulting from the restoration are significant and include the expansion of a fen plant community — the rarest form of wetland in Ontario — creation of additional habitat for rare plants and animals already in the area, a new breeding area for leopard frogs, snakes, and a variety of small mammals, such as groundhogs, foxes and bats.  A mix of coniferous and deciduous trees will create a canopy that, over time, will provide valuable shelter for wintering birds and mammals.  The area contains a trail system and interpretive panels.

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Length: 4.5 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Equestrian
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Interpretive Signage

Hamilton Conservation Authority 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario 905-525-2181

Find it: Concession 7, Flamborough, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.4134000
Longitude: -80.1197000