One of the best ways to explore the great natural wonders of our region is by trail. HCA boasts an extensive network of 140 km of converted rail corridors and other multi-use trails that have been developed to provide important links to conservation lands, heritage sites, the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario waterfront, the TransCanada Trail and neighbouring municipalities. HCA trails offer excellent opportunities for recreation and appreciation of our natural assets, while underpinning our efforts to secure a healthy, sustainable community for future generations.
The Foundation actively supports the movement to develop and maintain trails and corridors through the Hamilton watershed’s beautiful natural areas. Throughout our history, we have spearheaded fundraising efforts to support these and other projects that help preserve and rehabilitate important conservation lands, recreational areas and heritage sites ensuring they are accessible for generations to come.
To learn more about the Hamilton watershed’s spectacular trail network and Conservation Areas, please click here.
Donations to the Foundation’s Trail Development & Maintenance Fund are used to create new trails, maintain existing trails, improve trail accessibility for users of all abilities, and improve trail signage and interpretive features.
If our area’s scenic trails are close to your heart, please click here to make a donation in support of trail improvements.