Written by: Karlee May, Digital Media Coordinator
Instead of candlelight and an expensive wine, why not spoil your sweetheart with starlight and quality time with a hike at Halton Parks?
Mount Nemo offers an stunning panorama view of Halton and you can even view the CN Tower on a clear day. There are over five kilometres of trails for you to explore hand in hand. Furry friends are more than welcome on these trails. Attach a leash on your dog, bundle up your babies, and the whole family will enjoy a quiet winter hike in the woods. The views at Rattlesnake Point are also fantastic this time of year.
If you and your beloved are the sporty types, Cross Country skiing is available at Hilton Falls, Crawford Lake, and Mountsberg. Choose shorter routes, particularly on ungroomed trails (Crawford Lake and Mountsberg), until you are comfortable with the sport. Staying on the marked trails and not littering or removing natural materials helps protect these beautiful parks. Many of the trails are shared with winter hikers. Skiers should keep to the right and yield to other trail users.
Lastly, Halton Parks are busy with events for Family Day weekend. Hop on a wagon ride through the sugar bush at Mountsberg Conservation area at Tale’s by a Winter’s Night, and then head on over to Crawford Lake to watch the exciting First Nations’ game called snowsnakes. Visit the Deer Clan Longhouse while you’re at Crawford Lake.
It’s hard not to fall in love with the parks themselves! In case the love bug strikes, your visit to the parks counts towards a membership. Enjoy experiences with your loved ones all year round!