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Conservation Halton Parks Status January 17, 2014 – Hilton Falls to open Saturday on a partial basis, Mountsberg now fully open

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Conservation Halton is pleased to announce it has been able to reopen Hilton Falls on a limited basis effective Saturday, January 18, 2014. Mountsberg is now fully open as the trails north of the railway tracks have been reopened. Robert Edmondson remains fully closed.

Cross Country skiing will be available at Hilton Falls on limited trails starting this Saturday (the Park will be open for normal operating hours). The Red and Yellow trails will be open offering approximately 8km of trail. It is important to note that given the recent freeze / thaw cycle and ongoing maintenance that the trails will not be track set. The Hilton Falls visitor centre remains closed due to lack of power.

  • Crawford Lake: OPEN with significant portion of trails available
  • Mt. Nemo: OPEN with all trails available
  • Mountsberg: OPEN with trails north of railway tracks (sugar bush) now open
  • Hilton Falls: OPEN with limited trails and visitor centre still closed
  • Rattlesnake Point: OPEN with all trails except Buffalo Crag available
  • Robert Edmondson: CLOSED

Trails that are closed are identified and visitors are asked to stay off them for their safety and the safety of our staff. Any further parks updates regarding programs or level of service can be found on the following locations.

  • Websites: Conservation Halton website
  • Facebook pages: Conservation Halton Facebook, Halton Parks Facebook and Glen Eden Facebook
  • Twitter postings: Conservation Halton Twitter, Halton Parks Twitter and Glen Eden Twitter

Winter recreation enthusiasts can now enjoy the following activities at the following Conservation Halton Parks:

  • Crawford Lake: hiking, snowshoeing (snowshoe rentals available) and cross-country skiing (trails are not groomed); The Iroquoian Village, Visitor Centre, Boardwalk, and a significant portion of the trails are available.
  • Glen Eden: skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.
  • Hilton Falls: hiking and cross country skiing on red and yellow trails, visitor centre closed and ski rentals are not available.
  • Mount Nemo: hiking, all Conservation Halton Trails within Mount Nemo are open; climbing areas remain closed at this time.
  • Mountsberg: cross-country skiing, hiking; Discovery Centre, Play Barn, Raptor Centre and Wildlife Walkway are open.
  • Rattlesnake Point: hiking; all trails are open except the Buffalo Crag Trail. Climbing areas and campsites remain closed.

Conservation Halton’s parks received significant damage during the ice storm on the weekend of December 21-22 with hundreds of trees damaged and each of the parks losing power for varying lengths of time. All parks were closed on December 22, 2013 as the trails were not safe because of downed trees and hanging branches.

Conservation Halton has seven primary conservation areas with more than 85 kilometres of recreation trails and encompassing more than 2,200 hectares of property. For more information visit the Parks and Recreation section of the Conservation Halton website.