halton & hamilton

Caves at Limehouse Conservation Area in Halton Hills

Our recent visit to Limehouse Convervation Area was absolutely magical. As a proudly standing monument of geological history, the Niagara Escarpment never ceases to amaze me!

The Niagara Escarpment runs across Ontario from Niagara to the Bruce Peninsula. The exposed dolostone (limestone) that makes up the escarpment itself is made of compressed sediment layers from an ancient body of water, and was formed over 440+ million years ago.

The limestone is exposed because erosion affects rocks differently over time. The hardest are more resitant to erosion, and are left exposed when the softer rock is weathered away.

We ventured on Bruce Trail for a short walk, and quickly came across some beautiful features of the escarpment.

It was pretty busy when we went on a Saturday in October – the entire parking lot was full at noon. The parking lot is surrounded by a large field with picnic tables near the entrance of the trail.


Have you visited Limestone Conservation Area?

What are your thoughts?


Bruce Trail at Speyside Resource Management Area

We visited two weekends in a row in July. The first visit was incredibly mosquito-ey, but we were determined to return a second time, and came more prepared with long-sleeved clothing and insect repellant. Speyside Resource Management Area is about an hour from Toronto, just northwest of Milton. Speyside Resource Management Area is directly south […]

Mourning Doves Nesting on Balcony

On the morning of May 26 in 2022, I opened up the blinds to our apartment balcony to see a pair of mourning doves perched in our planters. At this point I didn’t know much of anything about mourning doves, so I just thought maybe they were looking for some food. I left them alone. […]

Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area

On a weekend with beautiful weather in April, we visited this gem. It was a spot we actually returned a few monther later in June since it was so enjoyable. We chose to park in a decent sized lot just off Highway 50, north-west of Palgrave past Zimmerman drive. It’s about an hour drive from […]

Trails of Silver Creek Conservation Area

Silver Creek Conservation Area is located in Halton Hills, about an hour north east of Toronto. The variety of trail options and unique geological features make it an interesting and worthwhile place to explore. The 1,000+ acres is preserved by Credit Valley Conservation. We walked down Roberts Side Trail and back west down Bruce Trail. […]

Whitevale Park and Seaton Hiking Trail

When we lived in Pickering we often hiked the Seaton Trail through it’s many access points closer to the town (Dixie Road, Valley Farm, Clarkes Hollow). This last visit back to the area, we decided to start our trek using a new entrance – through Whitevale Park. I absolutely love Whitevale in Pickering. I don’t […]

4 comments

  1. I actually live pretty close to the Limehouse Conservation Area. It’s a lovely area and yes, it tends to be busy in the fall when all the leaves are changing colour. I haven’t been in awhile, so maybe we’ll check this out if we have some time over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

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