June 23 Hike & Picnic, Niagara Escarpment – Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

Those interested in this hike must first RSVP.

Park entry fees are your personal responsibility and are as follows:

Adult (15-64): $6.50

Senior (65 & over): $5.50

Child (5-14): $4.75

Child (4 & under): Free

We will be meeting up at the Rattlesnake Point parking lot.

You are responsible for bringing your own food and drink for the picnic. Make sure you have drinks and snacks for the hike as well.

Rattlesnake Point has 12.7 km of colour coded trails consisting of four loops ranging from 1-7.2 km that

begin at the start of trails near the upper parking area.

Rattlesnake Point Facts

264 hectare park established in 1961 on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton Regional Environmentally Sensitive Area Provincial Area of Natural and Scientific Interest Prominent landform with cliffs and springs that feed Bronte Creek Forest complex has a rich diversity of habitats for plants and animals Geological features such as crevice caves, cliffs, and talus slopes

Here is the information for the Rattlesnake Point conservation area:
http://www.hrca.on.ca/ShowCategory.cfm?subCatID=1091
Rattlesnake Point

Parkaddress:
7200 Appleby Line

Milton, ON

L9T 2Y1

Mailing address:
2596 Britannia Road West
Burlington, ON
L7P 0G3

Tel:[masked] | Fax:[masked]| rattlesnakept [@] hrca.on.ca

 

A Masterpiece Carved in Limestone

The limestone cliffs of Rattlesnake Point are part of

Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. This well-known

landform winds 725 km from Queenston near

Niagara Falls to the islands off Tobermory at the tip

of the Bruce Peninsula. The escarpment was formed

over 400 million years ago when a vast tropical sea

covered much of North America. The erosive power

of preglacial rivers and glacial meltwaters sculpted

this geological masterpiece. Rattlesnake Point is

located on an isolated rock outlier separated from

the escarpment and overlooking the Lowville Valley.

There are more than 100 parks along the Niagara

Escarpment that protect its significant natural and

cultural features. Most of the parks are linked by

the Bruce Trail, Ontario’s longest footpath.

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