We are well into Spring and with the weather starting to warm up, what better way to welcome the new season than to explore the outdoors. Walk through the winding paths at a few of Waterdown’s picturesque trails and conservation areas. Luckily, these beautiful parks are within close proximity to our community, Mountainview Heights.
Take about 30-minutes out of your day to truly appreciate your surroundings and see the beauty that is in close proximity to your neighbourhood. Be sure to take snacks and water with you. Here’s a list of parks to check out:
This is a beginner walking trail that is split into two; one nicely paved path for rollerblades and cycling, and another boardwalk that goes alongside Grindstone Creek. Which ever path you choose to follow, Waterdown Wetland Trail is a beautiful trail to enjoy and relax. It’s only a 4-minute drive from Mountainview Heights via Avonsyde Boulevard and Parkside Drive.
2. Kerncliff Park
Explore the gravel paths at Kerncliff Park and experience a scenic walk through one of Burlington’s former quarries. This is also a beginner level hike and only 9-minutes away from the Mountainview Heights community. This park has a formal trail system that leads you towards outstanding views of Lake Ontario. Kerncliff Park operates year-round and is only 1.4km in length. There are several smaller creeks that all eventually lead to the main trail.
Listen to the soothing sounds of nature as you pass through the tall trees and breathe in the fresh air. Mount Nemo is a quaint hiking trail overlooking the escarpment. It’s a short 9-minute drive via Dundas Street and Guelph Line. Mount Nemo Conservation Area is the perfect spot for bird enthusiasts to watch the Turkey Vultures stay afloat.
4. Hidden Valley Park
Pack a picnic and head over to Hidden Valley Park which is only a 10-minute drive via Waterdown Road. Bring the entire family as there are plenty of amazing features including a baseball diamond, playground, picturesque nature trails, and so much more.
5. Harvey Park
If you are a more experienced hiker, then Harvey Park is an excellent walking trail to explore. There is some history behind the park’s name, so while you are walking through, take time to learn more about its significance. It’s a short drive away from Mountainview Heights via Dundas Street East/ Hamilton Regional Road 5.
You can visit this amazing provincial park in just 17 minutes driving from Oakville to Waterdown. Bronte Creek park is surrounded by beautiful greenery and wild life. Visit the park for the day and enjoy family picnics, hiking or the biking trails. If you enjoy camping, the grounds are open from April through October and do book up early. Make sure you plan ahead.
Within Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area there are multiple winding paths that lead to some of the most outstanding destinations in the park. Anyone can come and explore the majestic cliff views of the escarpment, just moments away via Guelph Line/ Halton Regional Road 1.
A quick 19-minute drive via the 403 West Highway takes you to one of Hamilton’s most beautiful waterfalls at Tiffany Hill. From start to finish, the forested trail is a view like no other. This is an easy hike that offers great photo opportunities.
Starlane Homes is always choosing the best locations to build their communities, so when you buy a beautiful Semi or 38’, 44’ & 47’ single – detached home at Mountainview Heights, you’ll be near some of Waterdown’s most stunning trails and attractions.
For more information, visit the Sales Centre located at 501 Dundas Street East.