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  • Writer's pictureDr. McHardy

Your feet feel good You want to walk

Stoney Creek has lovely trails to walk along to take in nature and get some exercise

Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area

This conservation area contains two separate falls, Upper and Lower Punch Bowl Falls. The Lower Falls is a 5.5-metre classical waterfall, and the main Upper Falls is a 33.8-metre ribbon waterfall. The Devil’s Punch Bowl is one of the Niagara Escarpment’s most amazing sights, created at the end of the last ice age by huge melt-water rivers that plunged over the Stoney Creek Escarpment, thus carving the Punch Bowl and gorge. From the bottom of the falls, one can see the many different coloured rock layers of the Escarpment. The Punch Bowl is the only area where one can view such a large vertical display of Ordovician and Silurian stratified rock. Some of the layers include Queenston Formation red shale, Cabot Head grey shale, limestone and shale dolomite. There is a spectacular view of Stoney Creek and Hamilton Harbour from the lookout, not to mention the view down into the seemingly bottomless gorge. The Dofasco 2000 Trail, an 11.5-kilometre trail through upper Stoney Creek that features a long boardwalk section through Vinemount Swamp Forest, begins here.

Dofasco 2000 Trail is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking.

Fifty Point Conservation Area on Lake Ontario

This is a magnificent 80-hectare park with superb marina facilities in Stoney Creek. It's the place to be for a swim in Lake Ontario, family camping or a picnic for groups of any size. Visitors can also enjoy a fabulous lakefront view by walking our promenade or while relaxing at conveniently located benches and shaded areas.

When you no longer have foot pain, you feel like getting out and walking more and these are only a few of the lovely parks and nature trails in the Stoney Creek and Hamilton area.


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