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?


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 […]

Camping at Oastler Lake Provincial Park – Site #151

Woohoo! Finally COVID cases are decreasing in Ontario, and Ontario Parks has now made overnight camping open to the public. We snagged a last-minute camping spot at Oastler Lake Provincial Park located near Parry Sound just days before planning on camping. We snagged campsite #151 – and I can say it’s one of the best […]

Fishing at Holland River in Bradford

The first weekend following one of us starting a new job, we were itching to get out of the house. First time in years we now both have weekends off! This deserved celebration. We decided we were going for a short drive north to check out some local fishing spots, courtesy of a popular app […]

Birding at Milne Dam Conservation Park in Markham

Being the first visit to this conservation area, the moment I stepped out of the car, I knew this would not be the last! Just by where my car was parked at the end of Princess Street, many birds were singing to each other amongst the trees off the road. It is a great recreational […]

Valley Farm Ravine in Pickering

Valley Farm Ravine is nestled between the suburbs of Major Oaks and Pine Ridge in Pickering, Ontario. Recently, a trailhead entrance with new parking was upgraded on Valley Farm Road in Pickering just south of Duffins Creek and north of Finch Avenue. The terrain itself is fairly even in its elevation and makes for a […]

Heber Down Conservation Area in Whitby

Heber Down Conservation Area is located in Whitby, and is owned by Central Lake Ontario Conservation. The area features 687 acres and three trail loops altogether over 5 kilometres. In exploring, you will come across forest, meadow, and wetlands. Devil’s Den Trail We started our journey from the main parking lot off Lyndebrook Road. There […]

2 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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