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Crawford Lake and Mountsberg have cool weekend activities in January and February

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 10, 2013

BURLINGTON – Step outside to a flurry of activities in January and February at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas. Visitors to both parks can enjoy weekends and holidays in these winter months with guided tours, sleigh or wagon rides, discovery hunts, bird shows and much more.

Crawford Lake January and February Activities

Season of the Snowsnake has begun at Crawford Lake, and continues until February 10. Visitors can journey to a reconstructed, 15th century Iroquoian longhouse with one of the knowledgeable guides at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Each tour will highlight games, archaeology, storytelling or firestarting, and conclude with a cup of nature’s tea. Depending on the amount of snow on the ground, winter adventurers can either rent a pair of snowshoes from the giftshop or take a hike along one of the park’s many scenic trails. The boardwalk along Crawford Lake’s rare, meromictic lake is a popular walk for many park visitors.

Mountsberg January and February Activities

If you prefer the roar of a fire and the sound of sleigh bells, then there are many ways to enjoy the winter months at Mountsberg. On weekends until February 10, visitors can cozy up on a magical sleigh or wagon ride at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 for Adults and $2 for Children (plus gate admission) and can be purchased at the Discovery Centre. Each ride ends with a warm fire and steaming cup of hot chocolate.

Be sure to stop by and see Mountsberg’s animals while you’re at the park, visit the goats, sheep and horses in the Cameron Barn, or meet one of the majestic birds of prey at noon and 2 p.m. presentations in the Raptor Centre.

We hope you will enjoy the season and join us for the many exciting activities available at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas in January and February. For more information about all upcoming Conservation Halton events, including Owl Prowls at Mountsberg, Guided Snowshoe Hikes at Crawford Lake, Moonlight Cross Country Skis at Hilton Falls, Family Day weekend activities and more, please visit the events calendar at www.conservationhalton.ca/events. For more information on park entrance fees and all the recreational opportunities at Conservation Halton Parks visit www.haltonparks.ca.

About Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Crawford Lake is located at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Avenue) 15km north of the QEW, and five km south of Highway 401.

About Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville, ON, between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line.

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Event Contact:
Tania Hutton
Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas
905-854-0234 ext. 224
E-mail: thutton@hrca.on.ca

Media Contact:
Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233
E-mail: nmiller@hrca.on.ca
Website: www.conservationhalton.ca