Winter Fun

“Tobogganing

City of Hamilton tobogganing hills officially opened Friday. Hills permitted for use are: Chedoke Golf Course, 563 Aberdeen Ave.; King’s Forest Golf Course, 100 Greenhill Ave.; Garth & Stonechurch Reservoir, 1515 Garth St.; Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton St.

City of Burlington has six designated toboggan locations. These locations are: LaSalle Park, east of the parking lot; Tyandaga Park, at hole No. 4, on west slope; Central Park, the hill northwest of Community Garden; Brant Hills Park, southwest of tennis courts; Nelson Park, east side of park, north of Centennial Bike Path; Lowville Park, the hill on southwest end of park.

Some tips to consider: toboggan during the daylight; don’t toboggan on ice or bare ground; scout for obstacles (holes, branches, bumps, trees); helmets are important; never go headfirst down the hill; walk back up the side of the hill, away from other riders…”

For more information please click here:

www.hamilton.ca/tobogganing

www.burlington.ca/tobogganing

Article was from thespec.com.

“Outdoor fun on offer at new Valens ice loop this winter.”

“Early snowfall meant good conditions for the Valens ice loop, but visitors are urged to call ahead to check conditions.

The Hamilton Conservation Authority is hoping to get families to look at the great outdoors in a new way this winter.

Visitors at Valens Lake are encouraged to bring along their skates and try out the site’s new 425-metre long outdoor ice loop, which has been installed in the Cedar Loop of the campground. Guests can enjoy a picturesque skating experience through the forest and warm up by a fire afterward.

The loop, which was slated to open Dec. 27 is dependent on weather. To check availability, call 905-525-2183 for trail conditions.

Other ways to get the most out of a snowy winter – which in southern Ontario can be few and far between – include cross country skiing, winter hiking and snowshoeing over 140 km of HCA trails…”

“…The Dundas Valley’s 40 km of trails includes the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail and the Main Loop trail featuring the newly restored Hermitage Ruins.

Christie Lake Conservation Area has 10 km of trails, on both sides of the reservoir and the wilderness area.

In addition to skating, Valens Lake also offers 10 km of trails that feature a 300-metre boardwalk and observation tower.

Regular park admission rates apply for all areas, while HCA Membership Pass holders are admitted free…”

“…For more information on all the winter activities and to stay up to date on when more winter activities are open, visit www.conservationhamitlon.ca…”

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