Just because it’s winter, that’s no reason to stay in and hibernate! Why not try an ancient activity that is new again at Crawford Lake Conservation Area and experience the wonder of nature in winter time. Let our knowledgeable staff at Crawford Lake lead you on a guided snowshoe hike.
This year, Crawford Lake has the traditional Moonlight Snowshoe Hike it has offered for many years and has also added a new Family Sunset Snowshoe Hike. The Moonlight Snowshoe Hike is not recommended for children, while the Family Sunset Snowshoe Hike is intended to provide a fun, family friendly introduction to snowshoeing. The family hike is appropriate for children ages 6 to 14 years. The snowshoes aren’t suited for younger children, but younger siblings are welcome to slide along (please bring your own sled!).
Each hike begins with basic instruction and some historical background on the sport of snowshoeing. Next, you will strap on a pair of snowshoes, and take a guided trek through the Crawford Lake woodlands. Your guide will point out some of the natural features of the area, and motivate you along the way. At the end of the evening relax by a fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
The Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes at Crawford Lake take place every Saturday in January and February from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost for the Moonlight Hikes is $16 for adults and $11 for seniors + HST. The Sunset Snowshoe Hikes at Crawford Lake take place every Saturday in January and February from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost for the program is $16 for adults and $11 for kids (ages 6 & up) + HST. Both programs require pre-registration. To register please visit the Conservation Halton events calendar, click on the Snowshoe Hike you want to participate in and reserve your spot early for these special evenings.
Please Note: in the event that we do not have enough snow to snowshoe, a guided evening hike, along with a fire and hot chocolate will be substituted. No refunds will be given for lack of snow.