Dundas Valley

A short weekend hike, this time at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area near Hamilton in southwest Ontario, about an hour drive from Toronto. This glacial valley is part of the Niagara Escarpment and contains some 40km of well-kept trails, Carolinian forests, and interesting geological formations dating back to the last ice age.

The main trail loop in the Conservation Area.

The main trail loop in the Conservation Area.

The hub of the trail system is the Trail Centre, a modern replica of a Victorian train station, with a couple of old train cars on site. The main trail loop is a short 4km hike that connects to other trails in the park, which also accommodate horse riding. A thunderstorm had just rolled through the area, so the air was cool but quite humid, and made for some interesting misty photos.

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