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A Rural City Awaits 

rural city

May 22, 2024

North Burlington 

Did you know 50% of Burlington is rural? Lucky for outdoor enthusiasts it’s going to stay this way forever.  

Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment there are outdoor experiences for all abilities and interests. See what north Burlington has to offer. 

Bronte Creek Provincial Park has some great hiking and cycling trails and you can even book a campsite if you reserve early enough. Try your hand at disc golf or enjoy fishing (in season).  

Conservation Halton has several parks in the area with Mount Nemo located in Burlington – a favourite among hikers. Entry is paid and requires reservations in advance. Pack a picnic lunch and watch the turkey vultures while you take in the panoramic view of the escarpment. For the adventurous, there’s rock climbing. Nearby Kelso offers great mountain biking trails as well as a reservoir for swimming or boating. In the Winter it operates as ski and snowboard hill Glen Eden. Try your hand at the Challenge Course featuring the Escarpment Walk and the Vultures View Climbing Tower. 

Kerncliff Park, a former quarry, is located in the Niagara Escarpment with a lovely boardwalk and hiking trails. It’s part of the Ontario Greenbelt, 2M acres of protected land. Start your hike on the Bruce Trail here. 

Lowville Park will transport you back in time with nature trails and an old stone school house; perfect for picnics and families.