This page was updated December 12, 2013
Visitors to all of our Conservation Areas, Confederation Park , Wild Waterworks and Westfield, should always remember not to leave valuables in their vehicles. HCA experiences very few break-ins to vehicles but we would like to remind all of our customers that break ins can occur while vehicles are left unattended. Purses and articles that include identification, car keys and home keys should not be left in vehicles no matter where you park your vehicle.
- A section of the Spencer Adventure Trail is closed for construction between Crooks Hollow Rd and the Christie Dam on the east side of the dam. A parallel section of the trail is open between the dam and Crook’s Hollow Rd. on the west side of the dam. The trail section should reopen in about two weeks time.
- A bridge has been removed from an old section of the Spencer Adventure Trail that is now closed for regeneration. Visitors are asked to stay off the old trail, which is marked as closed.
- Crews are currently working on resurfacing trails in the Dundas Valley. Please take caution as there may be unpacked gravel and crews present on the trails.
- Headwaters Trail west of Martins Rd will be closed Mondays through Thursdays from November 18 to December 12, 2013.
- The boardwalk on the Headwaters Trail south of Sulphur Springs Road is closed to horses until repairs can be made. Equestrians are advised to take the Lookout Trail around this section of the Headwaters Trail.
- New fences and gates have been constructed along Paddy Greens Rd and across the entrance to the former gravel pit area east of Paddy Green’s Rd. These fences have been placed to help keep off-road vehicles out of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and will not interfere with hikers, bikes and horses.
- The boardwalk section of the Dofasco 2000 Trail is closed due to hazard trees. Click here for more information and closure map.
1. Section of the blue trail are closed due tree damage from high winds.
Visitors to the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area will still have access to the parking lot on Upper Mount Albion Road. But they must access Upper Mount Albion Road from Highland Road. There is no access from Rymal Road to Upper Mount Albion. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ropa9
Due to concerns for pedestrian safety, the gravel road at Fifty Point Conservation Area will be closed to through traffic beginning July 25, 2013. The road will remain closed to through traffic until further notice. Access to the Landing Restaurant, Marina, Ball Hockey, picnic areas and beaches will be from the main paved road only. Access to the campgrounds will remain unchanged.
Ice Conditions – Unsafe. Stay off and away from any ice and water body. Posted December 12, 2013
The trail between the Tews Falls parking lot and Webster's Falls parking lot in the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area will be closed to all users from Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, December 11.
This is to allow the replacement of the existing wooden stair structure at Tews Falls with a new galvanized steel structure. The existing concrete foundation will be reused. Construction activity will be taking place along the existing trail and stairs. A portion of the parking lot at Webster's Falls will be fenced off for construction materials and equipment.
Users of the trails and conservation areas should take note of the closures and plan their visits accordingly.
- The stairway at Webster's Falls is now closed to the public. Click here for more information on the master plan for the area.
- Please note, no barbeques, fires or sound equipment is permitted at Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls.
Parking and Use Restrictions – Spencer Gorge/ Webster’s Falls Conservation Area
On weekends and holidays parking will be restricted at the Webster’s Falls parking lot. Overflow traffic will be directed to the Tews Falls area and other parking areas.
Traffic on weekends can traditionally bring large crowds to Webster’s Falls and the volume of traffic can exceed the capacity of neighbouring roads and the parking lots at Webster’s Falls. Please observe “Parking Lot Full” signs.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the nearby Christie Lake or the Dundas Valley Conservation Areas for family picnics and hiking. These areas have far greater capacity and both have modern conveniences and washrooms.
Fencing has been placed to direct visitors from gaining access to the tops of the waterfalls. All visitors are asked to stay away from the escarpment brow, the tops of waterfalls and refrain from entering the water.