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A spectacular example of a natural wonder, Cootes Paradise certainly lives up to its name. This fertile wetland is home to so many significant species that it has been named both an Important Bird Area and an Important Reptile and Amphibian Area. Aside from birdwatching, you can enjoy nature walks around this green oasis, which offers so much to be explored. Managed by the Royal Botanical Gardens, Cootes Paradise wears its National Historic site designation proudly. Keep an eye out for the staircase leading to Dundurn Park when you visit for some of the best views.
Part of the Tiffany Falls Conservation Area, the cascading beauty of the namesake falls is one of Hamilton's best natural attractions. Named after the first doctor of Hamilton, Dr. Oliver Tiffany, these high ribbon falls connect the Niagara Escarpment to the emerald beauty of the Dundas Valley. Hikers can take the Bruce Trail, an easy walk with well-groomed pathways, to get to the waterfall. The falls are best visited during the spring, although several professional ice climbers find the frozen beauty of the winter a preferable time to visit.
Albion Falls is a beautiful waterfall nestled in the Red Hill Valley. The scenic surroundings and lovely locale offer a serene atmosphere that is only interrupted with the thundering sound of the falls. While visiting these falls, you can also explore nearby landmarks like Buttermilk Falls, Felker's Falls, Confederation Park and Gage Park. Among the best natural attractions in town, Albion Falls is a high point for visitors to Hamilton.
Panoramic views and a scenic locale make Spencer Gorge/Webster's Fall Conservation Area the awe-inspiring destination that it is. The natural bounty beckons to tourists from all over, dazzling with its waterfalls and entertaining with its hiking opportunities. Tour the lush landscape to discover the wonders of Dundas Peak, Tew Falls, or either of the titular locations. Be sure to bring your camera and pack a picnic for the best that the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Fall Conservation Area has to offer.
Hamilton is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, meaning an abundance of waterfalls and spectacular natural features. Also known as Horseshoe Falls for its distinctive shape, this cascading attraction is found within the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area, falling a total of 37-meters (121.4 feet). The scenic site also offers lovely views of the entire Hamilton region. It has been used as a backdrop for several movies and television series, as well as countless family photos! Stop by for your very own and a breath of fresh air.