|Location: - Limehouse Conservation Area, 5th Line, Halton Hills
Difficulty:- Beginner to advanced
Trail Surface:- Hard-packed earth, Ladders
Visitors to Limehouse Conservation Area can experience a diverse mix of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Located on the Niagara Escarpment, Limehouse offers a great walk through time. The trail cuts through the Escarpment face in an area known as the “Hole in the Wall.” Ladders help hikers scale Escarpment rock, through fissures and crevices providing a glimpse into Ontario’s geological past. The trail also passes the remainsof lime kilns, an early industry in Halton County.The lime produced from these kilns was used mainly as a binder in mortars for building purposes. The lime industry was a reason for growth from early settlement to the industrial period. In combination with the natural heritage of the Niagara Escarpment, Limehouse provides hikers with a great learning experience.
Most Famous Person to Use the Trails
Perhaps more infamous than famous, local legend has it that the caves and hollows in the Limehouse area of the Escarpment were used as hiding places for rustlers, whiskey bootleggers, thieves and smugglers.
Nature Calls [American Toad]
The cold waters of Black Creek include such fish species as Brook Trout and Redside Dace, a species at risk. Look on the moist forest floor at Limehouse for salamanders, frogs and snakes. Listen for the long and sustained trill trill trill of the American Toad.