Ontario's best-kept secret

Milton may just be Ontario’s best-kept secret. Situated at the base of the Niagara Escarpment about one hour from Toronto, this small town has more than its fair share of amazing attractions and activities. From rock climbing, skiing, and world-class hiking trails to farmers markets and festivals, there’s no shortage of exciting experiences in “Escarpment Country.”

With more than 10,000 acres of parkland and 62 miles of trails in six conservation areas, Milton is a nature lover’s dream. Seasonal sports – such as swimming, kayaking, biking, and sailboarding –are just a stone’s throw away at Kelso Conservation Area. In the wintertime, ski or snowboard down the snowy slopes of Glen Eden, or embark on an unforgettable moonlight snowshoe hike at Crawford Lake. Milton also has a slew of superb hiking trails in its backyard, including an entry point to the legendary Bruce Trail – Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath.

Aside from Milton’s outdoor offerings, one extraordinary attraction is the restored 15th century Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. With three reconstructed
Longhouses and year-round exhibits and interpretive programs open to the public, this
museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about First Nations history and culture in
Canada.

Finally, take the time to wander the historic downtown of Milton, which offers more than
170 shops, eateries, and services set within charming heritage buildings. There’s also a
gorgeous nature trail encircling the century-old Mill Pond – perfect for picnics during the
warmer months.

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