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Limehouse

Nestled on the Niagara Escarpment, Limehouse has its history intertwined with the mining of limestone. In 1840 a company began burning limestone in kilns to extract the ash. The fly ash was used for concrete. Remnants of the kilns can still be seen today and they are a part of the Limehouse Conservation Area.

Rain waters’ chemical action with limestone over the years created many caves and tunnels which were, in the past, great places for rustlers, thieves and smugglers. Now they are wonderful places to explore on a hike through the area.

Enjoy the quiet and friendly atmosphere of this hamlet of Halton Hills.



Hiking & Trails

If you truly want to take in the beautiful landscapes our town has to offer be sure to explore some of our local trails!
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Conservation Areas

Halton Hills is home to many conservation areas, featuring unique landmarks such as old lime kilns and the Bruce Trail!
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Geocaching

Geocaching is and exciting activity offering individuals the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Halton Hills. Part scavenger...
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Hiking & Trails

Halton Hills is an ideal location if you are looking to head outdoors and enjoy some hiking! Our community offers a wide range of beautiful trails and locations for you to explore at any time of the year.

The Bruce Trail, offering serene and breathtaking sights, has 30 km of trails running throughout Halton Hills. Not only can you enjoy viewing the local flora and fauna, but you can also take in unique sights like the ruins of the local lime kilns. Access to the trail is available from Limehouse, Silvercreek, Terra Cotta Conservation Areas and Scotsdale Farm. Downloadable maps of the trail can be purchased by visiting their online store . More information can be found at their website .

The Town of Halton Hills also offers a number of municipal trails for you to discover and enjoy. These trails allow you to explore local neighborhoods, and help you to discover beautiful parks, gardens and natural areas.

No matter your fitness or activity level, you will be able to find a trail that suits you in our beautiful community. For more information on local trails, and to download a copy of the guide, please visit the Town's Trails webpage. You can also pick up a copy of the guide from the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Wherever you choose to explore, you will find something new and breathtaking along the local trails.

 

 


 

Conservation Areas

One of Halton Hills’ greatest assets is its natural beauty. Luckily, this is easy for anyone to enjoy, as our town is home to many great conservation areas.

Credit Valley Conservation has three beautiful conservation areas for you to explore within Halton Hills. All three offer access to a section of the Bruce Trail running through the Niagara Escarpment.
Limehouse Conservation Area is not only home to beautiful trails, but also features the unique ruins of old lime kilns.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area and Silver Creek Conservation Area offer trails that are perfect locations to go bird watching, or simply enjoy the outdoors.
More information on these three conservation areas can be found at their website .

Just outside of Halton Hills’ borders, Conservation Halton offers many conservation areas that are both beautiful and informative. You can stroll through a recreated Indian Village at Crawford Lake, or scale challenging cliffs at Rattlesnake Point.

You can enjoy some great skiing at Kelso in the winter, and come face-to-face with a great horned owl at Mountsberg. Both Hilton Falls and Mount Nemo offer numerous hiking trails which will lead you past stunning views.

To learn more about Conservation Halton parks, please visit their website .

 

Geocaching

Geocaching is and exciting activity offering individuals the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Halton Hills. Part scavenger hunt, part “Amazing Race” Geocaching uses Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) units and coordinates which are available on the Internet (www.geocaching.com) to provide clues to caches hidden at various locations or points of interest throughout Halton Hills and around the world. Currently we have over 40 caches hidden in Halton Hills alone, and this number continues to increase. Caches have logbooks to record your name and many contain little gifts or tokens.

Geocaching combines eco-tourism, technology, and adventure. Historical information outlining the heritage of each cache is often available offering the opportunity to explore natural, virtual, and commercial caches that range in levels of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Geocaching is a great family activity, has fans of all ages and can be enjoyed year round.

A cache hidden at Cedarvale Park involves a history lesson on “The Georgetown Boys” (What year did they arrive? Answer found on a plaque located in the park), basic math and lining up coordinates based on your answers. Caches tend to be well hidden unless you know where to look and are always rewarding to find.

Other caches are hidden along the Bruce Trail through Limehouse, along the Credit River in Glen Williams and in Willow Park Ecology Centre in Norval. In Georgetown there are caches hidden at The Old Seed House Gardens, The GO Station, in Historic Downtown, and at Mold-Masters SportsPlex. Acton has caches hidden around Fairy Lake, along the old Guelph Radial Line, and in the Downtown core.

So grab a GPS, a couple of friends and a notebook to start recording your “finds” and get out and discover parts of Halton Hills you didn’t even know existed. Want more information? Visit www.geocaching.com and download the app for your phone.

Looking for caches in specific parts of Halton Hills? When visiting www.geocaching.com use the following postal codes for the areas you wish to visit:

Acton: L7J 2E3
Georgetown & Glen Williams: L7G 4B5
Hornby: L0P 1E0
Limehouse: L0P 1H0
Norval: L0P 1K0

 

 

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