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Conservation Halton’s Fall into Nature offers families plenty of activities to get outside

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Conservation Halton invites you to enjoy scenic lookouts, chairlift and wagon rides, hikes and children’s activities, food and much more during the annual Fall into Nature Festival. The event takes place over two weekends starting this Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, and finishing on Thanksgiving weekend (October 8 to 10).

Fall into Nature is happening at Conservation Halton’s seven main parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo, and Robert Edmondson Conservation Areas.

One of the benefits of having the Niagara Escarpment in our community are the scenic vistas we can enjoy. Conservation Halton parks feature spectacular lookouts from the Escarpment as well as trails where hikers can be surrounded by a canopy of reds, oranges, yellows and browns.

Fall into Nature event highlights

Fall into Nature activities take place each day (October 1, 2 and 8 to 10) during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a variety of unique outdoor experiences including:

  • Kelso will be running Chairlift Rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of Fall into Nature to give you spectacular views of the fall colours, rides are $4 for adults and $3 for children/seniors

  • Climb the rock face of the Niagara Escarpment, at Rattlesnake Point each day, with certified instructors from Zen Climb from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional fees are required, more info can be found through the link on the Rattlesnake Point Fall into Nature page

  • Mountsberg will also be running Wagon Rides which are $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children/seniors, departing at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides will also be offered at Hilton Falls on October 1 and 2, and at Crawford Lake on October 8 to 10, the rides are $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children/seniors, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

  • At Crawford Lake, you can enjoy First Nations Presentations with Chief Topleaf October 8 to 10

  • Get a taste of what the trails have to offer at the Mountain Bike Skills Zone at Kelso

  • The Haunted Barn is on every weekend at Mountsberg. The barn has undergone a spooky transition, come see our talking pumpkins and other ghoulish fun.

More information and a schedule of events is available at www.fallintonature.ca.

Halton Forest Festival on October 2

The Halton Forest Festival Public Day is at Rattlesnake Point on Sunday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival highlights the importance of trees and forests in our region. Activities include:

  • Build your own bird nest box,

  • Try your hand at archery with our Ways of the Woods Staff,

  • Test your lumberjack, speed, strength and teamwork with the Cross Saw Demonstration,

  • Become a citizen scientist with Ontario Nature to learn how to identify, track, and monitor Ontario’s native reptile and amphibian species,

  • Or take an informative hike through the amazing forest at Rattlesnake Point and learn a little about what makes it so important and special.

To find more information on the Forest Festival Public Day, including all the activities, visit www.haltonforestfestival.ca/publicday.

Halton Parks offer plenty for you to do 

Conservation Halton’s parks have more than 100 km of trails and offer some incredible views along the Niagara Escarpment to enjoy the fall colours. There is an abundance of natural areas with beautiful forests, rolling hills, and the Niagara Escarpment to showcase the fall colours. For more information, go to the Halton Parks webpage.

During Fall into Nature visitors will also be able to enjoy the regular activities and programs available at Conservation Halton parks. Be sure to check out the amazing Birds of Prey demonstrations at Mountsberg or travel back in time to the Iroquoian Village at Crawford Lake.

For Fall into Nature regular park admission applies, which provides full day entry to all seven parks, and Halton Parks members only need to show their pass for admission.