Nature Trails near Dundas, Ontario


Dundas is a town in the amalgamated community of the City of Hamilton.
Quiet tree-lined streets, historic 19th century buildings, arts, culture
and recreation and over 100 shops, restaurants and services nestled in the heart of picturesque Dundas Valley.

Take a stroll through Dundas and experience the unique charm and ambiance of a small historic town, from our old buildings and quaint restaurants, to a host of specialty shops and food emporiums.

Rich in history and culture and surrounded by spectacular nature, Hamilton, Ontario is a city like no other. Unique for its distinctive urban feel and vibrant arts and culture, Hamilton also boasts deep roots and a proud history. Bounded by the picturesque southern shores of Lake Ontario and the lush trails of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Hamilton offers incredible access to conservation and recreation lands, amazing waterfalls, and is a natural playground for cyclists, hikers, boaters and outdoor adventurers.

It’s time to meet the Hamilton you don’t know. It’s a city where arts thrive, from grass-roots galleries to century-old institutions. And where history’s presence is celebrated and honoured through its National Historic Sites, renowned museums and architecture. It’s a destination that unfolds in surprising ways, from its stunning natural beauty to a vibrant culinary scene. However you spend your time, let your sense of adventure guide you to new and exciting places around this dynamic, authentic destination.

Ideally located in the heart of the country’s most popular travel destinations, the Hamilton lies halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls, less than an hour from each, making it an ideal destination, an attractive overnight detour, or a convenient stopover. Plan your trip at www.tourismhamilton.com

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BORER’S FALLS

The Borer’s Falls/Rock Chapel area includes a forested section of the Niagara Escarpment.  The escarpment area provides habitat for many significant species, including the largest single population in Canada of Red Mulberry (a nationally endangered tree species).  The...

BRUCE TRAIL

The Bruce Trail is a footpath that threads its way, from Queenston Heights in the south of Ontario to Tobermory, at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the north, along the Niagara Escarpment affording the user a variety of special interest side trails and spectacular...

BRUCE TRAIL – IROQUOIA SECTION

The Iroquoia Section is one of 9 sections of the Bruce Trail that threads its way, from Queenston Heights in the south of Ontario to Tobermory, at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the north,  along the Niagara Escarpment affording the user a variety of special...

CHRISTIE LAKE CONSERVATION AREA

While visiting, explore the trails that wind for 10 kilometres through peaceful meadows and towering pine forests – you’ll be sure to see a wide range of wildlife that make their home in this 336-hectare conservation area. Trails are accessible by foot,...

DUNDAS VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA

The Dundas Valley is one of southern Ontario’s most spectacular natural treasures. Highlights of the 1,200-hectare conservation area include lush Carolinian forests, colourful meadows, cold-water streams, stunning geological formations and an array of rare...

FLETCHER CREEK ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE

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...

LAFARGE 2000 TRAIL

The Lafarge 2000 Trail is a joint project between the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Conservation Authority. It offers users a look at the varied and unique natural features along its path, including the Beverly Swamp, Dundas Valley and Christie Lake Conservation...

SPENCER GORGE/WEBSTER FALLS

From the escarpment brow, noted for its panoramas, to the forested depths of the gorge below, the Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area exhibits the physical features which have made the Niagara Escarpment one of Ontario’s most spectacular geological...