When this park isn’t operating as the ski and snowboard hill, Glen Eden, it is a playground for outdoor adventure, known as Kelso. In the spring, summer and fall, Kelso has an extensive network of trails that can be used for hiking or mountain biking, and a Challenge Course that provides an opportunity for visitors to push their limits and reach new heights. Families can stroll down the stroller-friendly boardwalk around the lake, take to the water with a canoe, kayak, paddleboat or stand-up paddleboard or just enjoy an afternoon at the lifeguarded beach. Reservations required.
Experiences at Kelso
Activities at Kelso
Please note that Kelso Main will be closed as ski operations for Glen Eden get underway, and will remain closed for the Glen Eden season.
Kelso summit will be closed effective November 17, 2022 to prevent damage on the trails due to muddy conditions. Once the ground is frozen it will re-open for hiking, snow-shoeing and fat-tire biking.
Park Main Gate:
5234 Kelso Road
5301 Steeles Ave W
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Yes, reservations are required to visit Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo and Kelso. (Reservations are not required to visit Robert Edmondson.) Reservations can be made at parkvisit.ca
Is swimming allowed at Kelso?
Yes, swimming is allowed at Kelso. Click here for more information.
Is fishing allowed in the lake at Kelso?
Yes, fishing is allowed in the lake, either from the shore or from a non-motorized boat. Please note that live bait is not permitted. Click here for more information about fishing at Conservation Halton Parks.
Is boating allowed in the reservoir at Kelso?
Yes, non-motorized boats are allowed at Kelso. (Boats with electric trolling motors are permitted as an exception.) Click here for more information about boating at Conservation Halton Parks.
Are boat rentals available at Kelso?
Yes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and peddleboats can be rented at Kelso. Click here for more information about boat rentals.
Are the trails at Kelso open during the winter?
Kelso offers winter use trails from the Summit Lot access point. There is 1 marked and inspected winter loop that opens when the ground is frozen. The trails will close seasonally in the spring and fall when the ground is soft and going through a freeze / thaw cycle. This is to protect the trails.