Year: 2016

Brock Harris Lookout, Mt Nemo

Hike with a view at Mount Nemo

Now that the weather is getting warmer, why not go hiking? Try Mount Nemo. It is my absolute favourite hiking trail! Pack some lunch, water, bring your backpack and be sure to put on your hiking shoes. Located at 5317 Guelph Line, it is a Halton conservation park which is about 15 minutes drive from downtown Burlington. First, open to the public in 1971, Mount Nemo is one of the 140 public parks along the Niagara Escarpment. Mount Nemo is an excellent example of cliff edge ecosystem. It is a Unesco biosphere reserve, part of the Niagara escarpment that provides a landscape for a variety of rare ferns, ancient cedars and home to the significant Butternut and American Basswood talus forest. It is also home to chipmunks, warblers, and in recent years seeing an increase in the population of the turkey vulture. Do you know if Mount Nemo wasn’t a park, it would have been part of a quarry operation and closed to the public? I am glad that is not the case! Start your …