Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Rattlesnake Point is a conservation area located in the south west region of Toronto. It is located in the Halton Region, and managed by Conservation Halton. The park is close to residents in the city of Hamilton, Milton, Oakville and Mississauga, and is located on the Niagara escarpment, overlooking the Lake Ontario. The conservation area offers outdoor activities like Hiking, Camping and Rock climbing. The regular visitors of the park includes local residents and residents from nearby urban areas like Toronto, taking a hike and spending a day outdoors. The park is also loved by rock climbing enthusiasts.
Are there rattlesnakes in the park?
No. The park do not have rattlesnakes (atleast no longer). It is believed that the sailors who got dropped off in Hamilton Port hiked up to this area to see their ships leaving the port, and that when they arrived they spot rattlesnakes lying on the rocks under the sun. And thus the name “Rattlesnake Point”. There is another theory that the name originated from the snake like path cut by glaciers along the edges of the Niagara escarpment.
- Rock climbing
Parking, Washrooms, Picnic areas
- Adult (15-64): $7.00
- Senior (65+): $6.00
- Child (5-14): $5.25
- Child (4 & under): Free
There are three hiking trails in the park (technically four, as the fourth one is the 725 km Bruce Trail that passes through the park).
- Vista Adventure Trail 1.5 km
- Buffalo Crag Trail 3 km
- Nassagaweya Canyon Trail 7.2 km
- Bruce Trail 725 km (passes through the park)
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If you have any questions, leave a comment below.