Wednesday Walk – Spring Flowers at Bronte Creek Park

With the spring flowers starting to show,  we have two outings planned, one for the weekend, and one for midweek. Hope to see you at one, or both!

Outing # 1 – Crawford Lake Conservation Area

When – Sunday April 28th

Where – Crawford Lake Conservation Area

To reach Crawford Lake, take Highway 401 west to Guelph Line, then south on Guelph Line (called Main Street within Campbellville) 3.8 km’s to Conservation Road. Turn east on Conservation Road to the park entrance. 

Meet in the parking lot at 9:00 AM 

What – Outdoor opportunity for spring flowers and nature photography. Lots of birds too. 

We will follow the Woodland Trail foot trail from the Park towards the Bruce Trail. The trail is well tended but good shoes or boots are recommended. 

The Park also features Crawford Lake, which is a unique eponymous meromictic lake, and a reconstructed Iroquoian Village with seasonal exhibits and three reconstructed longhouses. There is a short trail to a lookout from the Niagara Escarpment.

Map of the Conservation Area:

Google Maps coordinates of Crawford Lake: 

Coffee afterwards in Campbellville

Outing # 2 – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

When – Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:30AM

Where – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

What – Spring flowers and nature photography.  

To reach the park, take the Queen Elizabeth Way west to Burloak Drive. Go North 1.6 kms on Burloak to the Day Use park entrance (on the right). After entering the park, take the roadway south and then east towards Spruce Lane Farmhouse, to Parking Lot F.

Meet at the north side of Parking Lot F at 8:30 AM.

We will head for the Trillium Trail, which is the park’s best trail for wild flowers. The path is well maintained and easy to walk – bring good boots in case of rain puddles and mud.

Tripods and macro lenses will be useful.

Map of the park

Map showing the park entrance:,-79.7735037,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x882b6732ff9f7971:0x301019998a11f40!2sBronte+Creek+Provincial+Park+(Day+use+Entrance)!8m2!3d43.4063552!4d-79.771315!3m4!1s0x882b6732ff9f7971:0x301019998a11f40!8m2!3d43.4063552!4d-79.771315

Park fee — $11.25 per vehicle, $9.00 for seniors

Food and coffee options afterwards:

Tim Hortons – Burloak Rd just south of the park entrance

Artisano Bakery Cafe – 3505 Wyecroft Rd (runs east from Burloak, second light south of the QEW, near the Nike Factory Store)