Nature Images Of The Year Hamilton
January 1st 2012
A Happy New Year to all from DW Photography and readers images and our writers. Special thanks to Jacqueline, Lois and Steve
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers here at DW Photography.Each passing year brings many obsticles to the revitalization of our natural habitat
throughout the world, We are still destroying what we should be preserving. More than any time on our calendar our best friend Mother Nature needs our help.
Pick your small piece of nature and keep it clean and healthy. Find garbage that other people have left behind. Take ownership “stewardship” of your environment more than ever this year.
Thanking you in advance
Living in Hamilton has many perks with the proximity of Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour. By foot, Bike, Bus or drive down to the Harbourfront Park, Cootes Paradise, Princess Point, The Harbourfront Trail is very long with many attractions starting in Hamilton then Burlington and further.
Known for its heavy industrial waterfront, Hamilton will surprise new visitors.
The past decade has dramatically changed the waterfront bringing with it new recreational uses and restored natural and cultural features.
The Hamilton Waterfront Trail (7.5km):
follows Hamilton Harbour from Princess Point (Cootes Paradise) through Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park, the Discovery Centre and on to HMCS Haida. You’ll also find Williams Coffee Pub, a Waterfront Ice Cream stand and the Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises nearby.
At Cootes Paradise there is an impressive staircase with a cycling trough leading to Dundurn Park and some amazing lookouts. From here you can connect to Burlington via York Street- extreme caution is needed when crossing the ramp from the 403.
Note: The staircase at Coote’s Paradise is quite large and steep and can be a challenge for cyclists with full paniers.
The Hamilton Beach Recreation Trail:
follows the Lake Ontario shoreline for about 8 km taking people from Burlington under the Lift Bridge to Confederation Park and into the former Stoney Creek. Interpretative panels describe the history of Hamilton’s waterfront and explain the restoration process. Please note there is a new way to cross the very busy Eastport Drive/Beach Blvd.-take the path that goes under the bridge rather than crossing the road.
The Hamilton Beach Trail
- Confederation Park – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. and Centennial Parkway
- Van Wagner’s Beach beside Lakeland Community Centre – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. East of Confederation Park
- Beach Blvd south of lift bridge
Hamilton Waterfront Trail
- Dundurn Park-York Blvd.
- Bayfront Park-Harbourfront Dr and Bay St.
- Pier 4 Park – Leander Dr. and Guise St.
- Pier 8 – Canada Marine Discover Centre
- HMCS Haida at Catherine St.
HAVE MANY GREAT YEARS TO COME