It is time to go out, get that sunshine and take in that fresh air! Of course, there’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking. Luckily, for those of us in Milton, the landscape is made of beautiful, winding trails just waiting to be explored. If you’re on the lookout for your next outdoor adventure, here are our favourite spots for the best hiking in the area.
Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Hilton Falls is a beautiful hiking spot in Milton! Easy and enjoyable, this is definitely the place to introduce people of all ages to the pastime. Most of the trails are flat and very well marked as well, meaning getting lost is unlikely. Also, don’t forget to check out the maps in order to gauge skill and accessibility levels. Of all the gorgeous natural views, our favourite has to be the falls. It can make the perfect ending or midway point for your hike if you bring some marshmallows or hot dogs to roast over the fire pit nearby.
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Rattlesnake Point has more for our more experienced hikers out there but also caters to amateur groups as well. Featuring group campsites for tent camping, 12 kilometres of colour-coded trails, covered pavilions, picnic areas, and five spectacular lookouts (Buffalo Crag, Nassagaweya, Nelson, Pinnacle, and Trafalgar) this is not a place you want to miss. There are also designated spots where experienced rock climbers can scale challenging cliffs and take in extraordinary countryside vistas! For enthusiastic hikers: take a trek through the Nassagaweya Canyon where you can connect with the Crawford Lake Conservation Area and really get away from it all. Don’t panic about the name! Rattlesnake Point comes from the snake-like path cut by glaciers along the edges of the Niagara Escarpment.
Robert Edmondson Conservation Area
Robert Edmondson is one of the smaller and therefore less visited areas, but this makes it another perfect place to go for a hike. Featuring gentle inclines, this is probably one of the first hiking destinations you should go after the winter in order to get back into the swing of things. This scenic path only takes about an hour to complete so you can turn it into a quick trip away from the hustle and bustle or pack some fishing poles and end your walk on the docks; sitting and enjoying the sound of lapping water.
Kelso Conservation Area
Kelso Conservation Area is on our list for two reasons: facilities and experience. This hiking spot has a whole collection of warm-weather activities to take part in with long, beautiful walking trails, calming beaches, and wonderful kayak/ canoeing opportunities. However, one of our favourite things to do along the trails is to watch cars scurry up and down the 401 while kicking back, feeling the sunshine, and enjoying the comforting breeze. It’s an extremely grounding moment where you really get to experience the marvelous energy from the Niagara Escarpment.
Of course, these are just our favourite hiking spots in Milton. We encourage you to go out and explore all the natural beauty available in the area because there is a lot to see! Don’t forget to bring your cameras along for those sights, but also remember to really experience the moment. For more information about what to do in your area, be sure to follow Falconcrest Homes’ blog series!Tags: Hike in Milton, Milton, Outdoor Activities in Milton