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The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology traces the progress of technology and steam engines from industrial revolution till date. Set in a waterworks building that is more than a century old, this interesting museum houses two of the oldest surviving examples of Canadian-made steam engines. While these 70-ton engines form the centerpiece of the museum, it houses several other permanent exhibits as well. The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is best visited during the summer, when Live Steamer Days and other events spell a whole lot of fun for the entire family. Kids can undertake free miniature train rides that run along the length of the museum premises, or watch steam engines chug along the tracks. The museum also provides riveting tours that typically last under an hour.
Established in 1962, the Battlefield House is an esteemed living history museum. It's located on the site where the Battle of Stoney Creek was fought during the War of 1812, preserving the culture and heritage of the neighboring area. The Battlefield House is open to visitors who are invited to take informative guided tours when they come. A can't-miss cultural attraction, it also puts on events dedicated to educating and entertaining its guests.
From water sports, playgrounds, winter sports and more, the Christie Lake Conservation Area is a major green space in Hamilton, ideal for families looking to spend a day out enjoying the gorgeous weather. Moreover, the conservation area also offers equestrian sports as well as disc golf, making it a one of a kind destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Surrounding the tranquil Crawford Lake, a conservation zone was established on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton in 1969. Spread over 232 hectares (573.28 acres) Crawford Lake Conservation Area, is a wonderful to escape from your daily life and feel oneness with nature. The grounds are home to a heritage site, an interpretive lookout and a replication of the Iroquois community from the 15th Century. A beautiful path around the lake, trails for hiking and skiing are also located here.
Take a break from you're hectic schedule and walk amidst lush green trees and wet lands Taquanyah Nature Centre. A sizable cover of forest, wetlands and ponds, this is where you can experience and connect with nature in its purest forms. Explore the woods with a walk through the winding trails, and if you're luck you might even spot some of its native wildlife. Taquanyah Nature Centre also organizes environmental awareness and educational programs for children and adults.
Shade's Mills Park (GRCA) is a well-preserved stretch of hardwood forests with winding trails, a lake fit for canoeing, boating and fishing and a cross-country trail for snowshoeing and skiing in the winter months. You can book the picnic grounds for a huge family picnic or an outing from your workplace. You can even come alone and spend hours hiking, biking or fishing for pike, bass and yellow perch or ice-fishing in the winter. The park also has facilities for disc golf and volleyball.