Join us for the Great Canadian Scavenger Hunt on July 22nd.
It will be a fun event for the whole family and the admission is free!
Registration will be at 10:00am at the band shell in Prospect Park in Acton and the event will conclude around 5:00pm.
Besides the scavenger hunt there will be picnic games and BBQ. All you need is a car, a team and a camera. Hope to see you there!
Proudly brought to you by the Lions Club of Rockwood, the Optimist Club of Halton Hills and the Rotary Club of Acton.
Learn more at their website .
Designed by Hall of Fame architect Robbie Robinson, Georgetown GC opened in 1958 as a lovely parkland course known for its wonderfully rambunctious character, complete with valleys, scenic views, elevated tee shots, and the Credit River that runs through the property.
Since it joined the ClubLink family and was renamed Eagle Ridge Golf Club, the course has undergone a series of upgrades, including significant renovations to tee boxes, bunkers and fairways.
Eagle Ridge is a classic strategic course, providing the golfer with plenty of options, but there are times when you’ve got to make the shot, such as the harrowing approach to the par-4 10th green set on a hillside guarded by giant stands of trees.
The charming clubhouse has a beautiful patio overlooking the 18th green, a bar with great character for lunch, dinner or just a beverage, as well as meeting space and a banquet room perfect for weddings or parties. Eagle Ridge is also renowned for its Friday night barbecues and Sunday brunches.
Eagle Ridge is a lovely walk made even better in the Escarpment countryside just northwest of Greater Toronto.
To learn more, please visit their website.
Photo: Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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.
Photo: Limehouse Conservation Area
Make the Toronto West KOA your basecamp for exploring what our Halton Region has to offer, from the local outdoor gems of the area to the great city of Toronto, one of the most diverse and hospitable in the world!
Enjoy onsite amenities at the campground including a solar heated pool, playgrounds, mining station, kamping kitchen, general store, outdoor amphitheater, weekend recreational activities and more. With friendly staff who go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable, fun and enjoyable as possible. The Toronto West KOA is sure to become a new family favourite spot!
We offer tent & RV sites, Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins accommodations. Deluxe Cabins come fully furnished with full kitchens and washrooms, large comfy beds, A/C, dishes, linens and patios with gas BBQs. These cozy modern cabins are perfect for a getaway where the best of the indoors meets the great outdoors - we like to call it "glamping!"
For more information, please visit their website .
Photo: Toronto West KOA
Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval (access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval)
Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC), Norval is a nature preserve ideal for nature study, education, experiential learning, passive recreation, and relaxation - located in the charming hamlet of Norval, within the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada - with access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval.
The award-winning Ecology Centre serves as an outdoor education resource operated by the WPEC volunteer Board of Directors, part-time staff, and network of volunteer supporters. The Centre exists to educate schoolchildren and the general public about ecology and the environment through programs and events, and to provide natural habitat for wildlife in the ravine. It offers year-round fun and engaging, nature-based programs and events for children, teens and adult volunteers and learners in a visitor-friendly 5-acre outdoor space.
The scenic park is located in the floodplain bounded by the West Branch of the Credit River (Silvercreek) and the main Credit River, within the Credit Valley and Hungry Hollow Centre for Biodiversity. It includes a board-walked wetland, a rehabilitated riverine shoreline, a snake hibernaculum, interpretive Tree Trail, as well as vegetated areas planted to attract specific wildlife.
The site was transformed by the group through community and partner engagement starting in the late 80’s. It was changed from a grassy trailer park into a scenic series of diverse ecosystems. Local volunteers have carried through with an ambitious plan to encourage natural regeneration in Willow Park. Today, the site has reached early succession, and provides a home to a growing number of native Ontario habitats, plants and animals. Building on their successes, the group has now embarked on an upstream restoration project by establishing the Hungry Hollow Collaborative and seeking grant funding. The work has ensued over 2 years and was awarded a Recognition of Merit from the Credit Valley Conservation for improving the natural health of the Hungry Hollow Environmentally Sensitive Area.
In addition to the program and event offerings of the Centre, the park is open to the public for passive recreational use from dawn to dusk in partnership with the Town Parks system, and the Credit Valley Conservation.
To learn more, please visit their website .
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 .
Art-in-the-Park at Willow Park –
date & time TBA.
Join Willow Park and the Credit Valley Artisans as we have a PAINT-OUT in the park. We will have instructors and supplies on site from 9am until noon. Whether you are an experienced painter or just want to have some fun with creating art – you will have an enjoyable time with us.
For more information please visit the Willow Park Ecology Centre website.
Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes
with a Foreword by singer-songwriter and Niagara Escarpment admirer Sarah Harmer
Want to reduce stress, spend time with friends and family, feel healthier and have fun? Then lace up a pair of walking shoes and hit the trails.
Building on the success of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola Ross’s latest hiking guide, Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes, expands into new hiking territory.
Nicola describes 37 routes that will appeal to casual walkers as well as seasoned hikers. Her loops all begin and conveniently end at the same location, so there’s no need to drop a car or to retrace one’s footsteps. Ranging in length from 3.6 to 24.8 kilometres, each is accompanied by a detailed map, precise directions, loads of colour photos and a smattering of local lore.
Halton Hikes features routes in Oakville and Burlington, along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment near Campbellville, Milton, Acton, Georgetown and Glen Williams, and into the rural areas just across the border near Eden Mills, Rockwood, Erin, Cheltenham and Terra Cotta. If you live in or visit the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes will provide you with days of enjoyment.
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During the summer of 1980, Terry Fox ran through Georgetown on his Marathon of Hope. He ran along highway 7, stopped at the top of Norval Hill and was greeted by thousands who lined the route, made him homemade food, gave him cards, donated what they could and wished him well. Each year since, the Georgetown Terry Fox Run has endevoured to achieve the goal Terry never lived to see: a cure for cancer. On Sunday, September 17, join us at the Gellert Centre in Georgetown South as we stand against cancer, remember Terry and enjoy a beautiful day of friends, family and fundraising. Walk, roll, run or jog the 5k loop. Pets are welcome. Free pizza, drinks and Terry Fox memorabilia will be available. But most of all: when cancer's last day comes; know that you did your part to make Terry's dream come true.
For more information, please visit their website .
Photo: Terry Fox