Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

The valley’s 1,200—hectares of Carolinian forests, fields, cold water streams and stunning geological formations are home to an array of rare plants, birds and wildlife. Visit the Hermitage Ruins and Griffin-House National Historic Site for a little piece of history.


  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Parking
  • Payphone
  • Food Concession
  • Washrooms


Hours of Operation

From sunrise until sunset.

For more information about Dundas Valley, reservations, group bookings and family picnics, please contact us at: 905-627-1233 or email: dvalley@conservationhamilton.ca.

650 Governors Rd., Dundas, ON, L9H 5E3

The Trail Centre
Hermitage Ruins
Equestrian Ride
“Groundhog Hill” in Autumn


Dundas Valley News:

Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Roses are red Violets are blue HCA has date ideas That are perfect for you! Don’t spend another Valentine’s Day indoors at a boring restaurant – get outdoors and create new memories with that special someone. HCA offers plenty of winter activities that are sure to make this Valentine’s one to remember!   Skating at Valens Lake or Fifty Point Marina There’s nothing more romantic than gliding across the ice and trying your best not to fall in front of your date. Ice skating is a popular and fun way to spend February 14th especially when it’s on a frozen lake!
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New Year, New Adventures

A new year welcomes a chance to start over and make new goals for yourself. If you haven’t already set a new year’s resolution, why not try to be more active and get outside! Sure joining a gym sounds like a great idea, but did you know that being outdoors offers relief for everything from depression to negativity? A walk in nature is linked to enhance mental health and positivity, as well as significantly lower levels of depression and feelings of stress. If you’re having a bad day, try heading out for a hike in nature. You’ll be surprised at
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Boxing Day Hiking

Need to work off that big Christmas meal? Why not grab your friends & family and head out for a winter hike! Before you begin, it’s important to remember winter safety when exploring areas. Please click here to learn more about winter safety in our conservation areas. So strap on your winter boots and bundle up in your warmest clothes – oh and don’t forget to pack a thermos with some hot chocolate! Here are the best areas to go for a hike on Boxing Day: Dundas Valley Conservation Area The valley offers 40km of trails & 6 main trails with
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