Campbellville, Ontario Canada

Activities


Exploring The Local Wilderness (Bill Kowalchyk)

Exploring The Local Wilderness (Bill Kowalchyk)

 

Use Camp Manitou as your base and include in your program activities in any of Conservation Halton’s 5 nearby Conservation Areas, hike the scenic Bruce Trail, or visit one of several local attractions.

The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is adjacent to Camp Manitou and is easily accessed across the road from the camp entrance. Your group can hike in either direction. Head south towards Mount Nemo, or north toward Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, and on to Kelso and Hilton Falls Conservation Areas. The north trail is ideal for an afternoon hike without having to venture along roads.  Immediately across the road from the camp are a series of small caves and crevices that can be explored.

For more information on the Bruce Trail, visit the official Web Site at http://www.brucetrail.org/.


Conservation Areas

Crawford Lake

A short hike along the Bruce Trail leads to Crawford Lake, complete with 14 km of nature trails and a unique reconstructed Iroquoian Village. Conservation education programs for youth are available.
Crawford Lake (Bill Kowalchyk)

Crawford Lake (Bill Kowalchyk)

 

Mountsberg

This wildlife center and conservation area is a short drive from Camp Manitou. In addition to providing conservation education programs there are 14km of trails, a sugar bush and a birds of prey center. The center includes exhibits, demonstrations and a raptor walkway.  Mountsberg also offers groups sleigh/wagon rides as an additional attraction.

Rattlesnake Point

Rappelling At Rattlesnake (Michael Von Kaitz)

Rappelling At Rattlesnake (Michael Von Kaitz)

 

Set on the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail this area offers hikers a scenic view, 5km of trails and challenging cliffs for the experienced climber.

Home of the Central Escarpment Council’s “On Rappel” Scouting Program.

Mount Nemo

Connected to the Bruce Trail, this area provides a spectacular view of the surrounding terrain from the cliff side trail and interpretive lookout.

Kelso

Kelso Conservation Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Indulge in a swim at a sandy beach, fish for trout in the glistening lake or get energized with some great downhill skiing at Glen Eden.
Skiing at Glen Eden/Kelso (Bill Kowalchyk)

Skiing at Glen Eden/Kelso (Bill Kowalchyk)

Hilton Falls

Exploring the enchanted forests of Hilton Falls is a natural treat with great hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. The blazing colours of fall are only surpassed by the beauty of fleeting spring wildflowers or the richness of the green summer landscape. The viewing station at the falls lets you drink in the intrinsic beauty of a 10 metre waterfall that cascades over the Niagara Escarpment and the mysterious mill ruins that surround it.

Exploring the enchanted forests of Hilton Falls is a natural treat with great hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. The blazing colours of fall are only surpassed by the beauty of fleeting spring wildflowers or the richness of the green summer landscape. The viewing station at the falls lets you drink in the intrinsic beauty of a 10 metre waterfall that cascades over the Niagara Escarpment and the mysterious mill ruins that surround it.

Note: For further information on Conservation Areas and pre-booking education programs, call Conservation Halton at (905) 336-1158, or visit their Web Site at http://www.conservationhalton.on.ca/.


Other Nearby Attractions

For further information or to book the camp, call (416) 490-6364 ext 233
Toll-free: 1-800-263-0930 or you can book online by going to this site: www.cosccamps.ca
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