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Crawford Lake Conservation Area

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Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Crawford Lake Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a 232 hectare park established in 1969 on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton. It is a Regionally Environmentally Sensitive Area and a Provincial Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. The World Biosphere Reserve is part of Niagara Escarpment and boast a rare meromictic lake with surrounding boardwalk. It is one of the most accurately dated pre-contact archeological sites in Canada. There is a 15th century reconstructed Iroquoian Village and heritage site in the Conservation area and 19 kilometres of hiking trails with connections to Bruce Trail. Don’t miss the Nassagaweya Canyon Interpretive Lookout and the elevated boardwalk with interpretation stations surrounding Crawford Lake. There are education programs and exhibits, visitors centre and gathering place facilities with gift shop, theatres, lunchrooms, exhibits, displays and outdoor picnic area.

Where: 3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON

When: Park entrance gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. all year round.

Park entrance gate closing times vary by season and are as follows:

June/July/August – 9 p.m.
September/October – 7:30 p.m.
November/December/January – 5 p.m.
February / March – 6:30 p.m.
April / May – 7:30 p.m.

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