Christie Lake Conservation Area

Christie Lake Conservation Area, Dundas: Address, Phone Number, Christie Lake Conservation Area Reviews: 4/5

Christie Lake Conservation Area

Christie Lake Conservation Area
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Cheryl T
Ajax, Canada893 contributions
Sep 2020
Came here to check out the hiking trails. There is lots of parking locations and we decided to part at the Marina Pavillion and start our hike from there.
I must admit it was a bit confusing at the beginning and thankfully there were some "regular" visitors there that were able to steer us in the right direction. The start of the hike we were sharing the trail with "Disc Golf" (new to us..lol) but once we go thru the area, we were on our way.
We did attempt to see the Grist Mills Ruins, but it was fenced off and quite frankly from what we could see it didnt look to safe to explore..
The trails had some good hills (not really my friend to be honest). We also somehow ended up on a back trail. In all fairness it looked entirely like a trail, until we came to a fence, at that point I compared it to our map and we were way off. Thankfully it led back to the main trail.
There are lots of other branch off trails that we could have explored, but we decided to save that for next time.
We particularly liiked this location, for several reasons. Due to covid lots of the "popular" trails required booking a reservation. We were not required to do that here, and even though we did see some other hikers it wasnt overrun.
Written January 9, 2021
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cynthia B
Hamilton, Canada25 contributions
Jul 2020
My favourite birthday was here. A canoe ride on the little lake and a walk in the woods where a bevy of white butterflies fluttered around us. We picnicked in one of the pavilions. The rest room was clean. It was perfect.
Written September 25, 2020
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vella f
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
My kids and I enjoy Christie's on a regular basis we love it it's a great place close to the city and so beautiful
Written August 5, 2020
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James T
Hamilton, Canada9 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
My wife and I came on Friday May 22nd .Brought a picnic lunch and plans for a hike afterwards. After lunch We both needed to go to washroom before our hike, unfortunately all facilities were closed. NO PLACE TO RELIEVE OURSELVES .We very much understand that there are limited resources available to clean the washroom areas but come on Hamilton Conservation Authority. People need washroom use.We paid $15 entrance fee. No problem, but please open the washroom facilities. We ended up leaving after only being there 1 hour.
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Written May 22, 2020
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Joe B
Guelph, Canada5 contributions
Jun 2019
This conservation area offers lots of open spaces , trails ,numerous ponds and good fishing in the spring and early summer.Parking is ample ,admission $25 for family day pass.
Written November 5, 2019
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Vineet S
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Friends
The hike around the lake is very easy and yet beautiful with all the trees. The canoeing rental closes a little early but still nice for hanging out with friends, picnics and bbqs
Written August 22, 2019
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Tania B
3 contributions
Aug 2019
Although the park and facilities in general are great, do not waste your money on renting the Butternut Grove Group Site. It cost $85 and ALL (yes all!) of the picnic tables available were falling apart! They were broken, moldy, and I was embarrassed to have my family have to use them! I called the front gate to ask for maintenance and some resolution, 2 workers came by and said they are in the process of "rejuvenating the tables" and will check to see what they can do-then never came back!
We are a fun-easy-going family and always make the best of a situation, but I expect to have functioning tables when I pay money for a site! Thank goodness we had tablecloths and blankets to sit on...
Also-the site is a lovely private location, unfortunately, there were no signs to direct you where to go! There was a small Butternut Grove sign at the site by the water-too bad it was no where near the road or parking lot you have to turn into.
Save your money-go early and find your own spot!!
Written August 12, 2019
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nancyandleslie
Toronto, Canada298 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's a real shame that so much effort is put into the conservation area and nothing is done to clean up the beach, which is full of dog excrement. We saw a man mowing the extensive fields of grass, but you can't take one step on the beach without stepping into dog poo. The water is warm here, unlike most lakes, and the setting is relaxing and beautiful. But if you are going for the beach, forget it until they make an effort to clean it up. There's a great farm with gorgeous produce right before you turn left for the lake. The fruit looks like jewels. Well worth a stop.
Written July 26, 2019
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Darla G
45 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Lots to do for families or anyone wanting to be outside. Stand up paddle, kayak or canoe - have a picnic and lay around enjoying it all
Written May 18, 2019
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David L
Dundas, Canada154 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We are frequent visitors. There are great walking trails and the dam is neat! Colours in the autumn reflecting on the lake are spectacular. Adequate parking. Buy the HCRA Year Pass for best value (allows free access to other regional areas as well).
Written April 18, 2019
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