Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, Milton Ontario
7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON L9T 2Y1
The Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area was established as a conservation area in 1961 by the Halton Region Conservation Authority. It is a popular destination for hikers, backpackers, cyclists, rock climbers and nature-lovers. The park’s offers ten kilometres of cliff edge and forest trails connect with the Bruce Trail and Crawford Lake. The conservation area also has facilities for organized and family camping with 18 group campsites.
The limestone cliffs are popular with rock climbers and are fitted with bolts for top-rope anchors. Sport climbing routes are available towards the western edge of the cliffs. To protect the ancient cedars that dot the area, there is a ban on slinging trees.
Buffalo Crag Lookout Point
Buffalo Crag Lookout Point has one of the best views on the escarpment (we think it’s the best!). Come and see the Turkey Vultures soaring over the landscape. The Buffalo Crag Lookout is a treat for the eyes no matter what season you visit. Visit in every season to see what’s changed on the landscape.
Fall Into Nature
Spectacular scenery, fall colours, and an array of activities at Fall into Nature.
Fall into Nature takes place over (October 1–2) and the following weekend (October 8–10). Festival events run at all seven of Conservation Halton’s main parks: Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo, and Robert Edmondson.
Nassagaweya Canyon Trail
Take the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail for a beautiful day hike between Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake. Pack a lunch and enjoy a peaceful hike in nature through the Nassagaweya Canyon, and venture to an Iroquoian Village, and rare meromictic lake on the other end. Stop for an ice cream in the Crawford Lake gift shop before making the round trip. A round trip hike between the parks will take 4-5 hours.
The Ancient Cedars
While you’re looking out over the escarpment at the spectacular views, take a look at the cedars along the escarpment. These ancient cedars are over 800 years old! Ancient flora like the cedars are one of the many reasons we protect and care for our parks for future generations: that they may enjoy taking in history on the escarpment.