Mohawk Inn is located nearby all seven of Conservation Halton’s spectacular parks. Situated along the Niagara Escarpment, these lands are designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. With biking, hiking trails & cross-country trails, a diversity of flora and fauna and family friendly activities, these parks provide a wide range of educational and recreational opportunities for nature lovers of all ages!
Only 13 minutes away lies Crawford Lake Conservation Area, a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring and learning about one of the 120 known meromictic lakes on earth. This means the water is so stable that the sediments that accumulate on the bottom offer well-preserved records of aquatic and plant life from the region. At Crawford Lake you will also find a reconstructed Iroquoian Village from the 15th century. This Conservation Halton park is open all year round, offering guests 19 km of wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails with connections to the Bruce Trail.
Hilton Falls’s lush forest offers guests the opportunity to view wildlife, hike, bike or cross-country ski through 30 km of trails. Marvel at the natural wonder of the area’s namesake, a 10-metre tall year-round waterfall surrounded by view points and a central bonfire picnic area. History buffs can explore the ruins of three pioneer saw mills that surround the falls, built by early settlers to the area from 1835 1863. Return to Hilton Falls any time of year for a completely changed landscape and seasonal activities.
Kelso & Glen Eden
Kelso and Glen Eden Conservation Area offers year round recreation by transforming from a sandy beach in the summer months to 15 snowboarding & skiing slopes over the winter. Bring your own equipment or rent at the park for the day. You can also go fishing in the lake, mountain bike through the marked trails, rock climb along the Niagara Escarpment or hike the Bruce Trail. For added fun, visitors can rent kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. No matter what you choose to do there is plenty of beauty to see!
Located right in Campbellville 10 minutes away from Mohawk Inn, Moutsberg Conservation Area is home to many birds at the Raptor Centre, where you can learn about unique birds of prey in the area. Visit an interactive animal barn with sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens and Percheron Horses. Got a sweet tooth? Pop into Mountsberg Sugar Bush where you can sample some locally-made maple syrup on fresh pancakes in the spring! Other activities include horse drawn wagon rides, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Mountsberg Conservation Area is a great family destination.
Witness a stunning panoramic expanse of rolling countryside including Lake Ontario and Toronto’s CN Tower from the vantage point of Mount Nemo,. Less than 20 minutes from the Toronto West KOA, this 169-hectare park along the Niagara Escarpment is known for its natural forest cover and cliff-edge ecosystem. A prime spot for bird watching and wildlife viewing, plus some of the best hiking the region has to offer.
A lush tree canopy, bold-faced cliffs, hidden caves, 264 hectares of protected space, glacial deposits and year-round camping make Rattlesnake Point one of the most beautiful spots in all of Southern Ontario (its picturesque views make it a popular site for proposals!). Share a picnic with friends and family after hiking the trails, or scale challenging cliffs under a canopy of rich woods in three designated rock-climbing areas. All this outdoor adventure is found only 15 minutes away!
One of Conservation Haltons most exquisite hidden gems, this secluded spot is a tranquil getaway with over 2km of luscious trails through wetlands blanketed with yellow March Marigolds. The protected woods are bursting with 27 distinct plant communities. Go fishing off the boardwalk or just relax in the fields and take in the natural beauty of the region, only 5 minutes from Mohawk Inn.