While it is a busy spot during the summer period, Rockwood Conservation Area, located north of Milton, Ontario, is a cool place to visit for a number of reasons.
- There are areas for swimming - but note that parents are responsible for their child's/children's safety. There is no beach patrol.
- You can camp at Rockwood Conservation Area, without the long two to three hour trek north of Toronto. Make your reservation in advance to ensure you have a spot!
- It's a perfect place for a day trip picnic from Toronto, particularly for those living in the concrete jungle or a highrise condo. Dining al fresco without the smell of fumes and the noise of numerous cars always makes food taste better!
- Hiking and walking trails are fairly easy and give you some spectacular views of the area and the Eramosa River.
- You can canoe or kayak on the Eramosa River - rentals are available.
- It has some of the best caves in Ontario, including a few which you can easily step into to explore without the need for spelunking equipment. Learn about the geology of the area including the glacial bluffs, potholes and caves.
- The remaining structures of the woollen mill from the late 1800s make for a great setting for portrait or engagement photography.
|Frank is dwarfed by the rocks at the entrance to the caves at Rockwood Conservation Area|
|Walking along the Eramosa River is a relaxing experience. Wild flowers cover the banks of the river.|
|Rockwood Conservation Area is full of karst formations - soluble limestone which has created holes in protruding rocks and those below the water.|
It's managed by the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Entry fee: $5.75 for people over the age of 14. Children ages 6 to 14: $2.75. Kids under 5 years of age - free entry.
See more information about camping registration fees.
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