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?


Spruce Bog Boardwalk at Algonquin Provincial Park

Spruce Bog Boardwalk is a quick and easy hike along the Highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Provincial Park. The trail is 1.5 km and made up mostly of boardwalk, and is a leaisurley path with even terrain. We visited the trail on a Saturday in Late October in the early afternoon, and the parking lot […]

Lookout Point Trail at Algonquin Provincial Park

The Lookout Point Trail at Algonquin Provincial Park is a 2.1 km loop that presents breathtaking views of hundreds of square kilometers of landscape. With an elevation gain of about 70 meters across the hike, it’s a short but challenging walk. We visited around noon on a Saturday in late October. By this time it […]

Eagles Nest Lookout in Bancroft

On a Saturday morning in mid-October, we arrived at Eagle’s Nest Park. Located within Bancroft, the area is a perfect spot for scenic views (especially If you are driving through on the way to Algonquin). There are four trails at just over 3 km total to explore.  The gates of Eagles Nest Park road were […]

Scenery at Meadowvale Conservation Area 

Meadowvale Conservation Area is a lovely park with expansive fields, plenty of amenities, and scenic views of the Credit River. The park is within Mississauga, and is nestled within the suburbs of Meadowvale. There is a large parking lot at the end of Second Line West, with plenty of space available when we visited on a […]

Autumn at Lions Valley Park in Oakville

Lions Valley Park is about a 45 minute drive from Toronto with no traffic, and is nestled between the suburbs of northern Oakville. The park features trails that meander through and around a valley carved from Sixteen Mile Creek. We visited on a Saturday in October, and parked near a dedicated entrance called Sixteen Mile […]

Day Hike at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park is located within Caledon, and its 282 hectares is managed by Ontario Parks. It’s about an hour drive northeast from Toronto and features approximately 10 km of hiking trails including the Bruce Trail. We visited on a Saturday in September and made sure to reserve in advance online for […]

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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