Rattlesnake Point to Crawford Lake Traverse
Join in this one way traverse on some of Southern Ontario's most beautiful stretches of land.
We’re gearing up for a last minute late summer hike to Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas!
The group will hit the trail at Rattlesnake Point, hike the Nassagaweya Canyon trail and end the day exploring the trails near Crawford lake.
This area of Ontario is situated along the Niagara Escarpment. It is brimming with gorgeous land features, great views, not to mention the chance to spot some beautiful flowers if the weather has been favourable.
We will depart Toronto at 8:45 AM from our pick up location at 34 Asquith. Once we arrive at Rattlesnake Point, we will follow the Nassagaweya Canyon trail on foot with a 2-3 hour hike through some some escarpment terrain. We will explore the unique geological features in the area, including caves and potholes, and will end the afternoon in the Crawford Lake Conservation Area.
At that point, we have some free time! Explore the nearby Iroquois Village and learn about local First Nations history, fire making, and life 600 years ago through interpretive programs held at the longhouses. If you want to do more walking, we can also add a second group hike to the Calcium Pits south of Crawford Lake.
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8:45am - Pick-up at 34 Asquith
9:55- Arrive at Rattlesnake Point, route breakdown, and start our trip!
1:00pm - Lunch at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
1:45- 2:30pm - Crawford Lake Loop hike
2:30pm-4:00 pm- Free time! Either join us on a second group hike to the Calcium Salt Pits (another 7 km) OR Exploring the Crawford Lake Conservation Area- Visit the Iroquoian village and learn about local First Nations history, and learn about fire making and life 600 years ago through interpretive programs held at the longhouses.
4:10pm - Leave to pick up at Rattlesnake Point and Kelso
Estimated Return: 5:45 at 34 Asquith
*Do not be late for pick-up! We cannot wait for you.
WHAT TO BRING
Lunch — LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED! We will be having lunch on the trail.
Good walking shoes — The trail is in good condition. Make sure you have a pair of hiking shoes or boots that you feel comfortable in. The terrain is limestone (Slippery when wet) make sure your shoes have some good traction
Water- AT LEAST 2 LITRES
Day pack — To carry all that you need
Sunscreen and Bug-spray
Rain gear- You never know how that Canadian weather can be!
Medications — in particular if you require an epipen or inhaler.
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail, and be entertained on the bus!
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at. There may be a number of groups hiking at various speeds for you to take part in, or the option to explore o your own.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.