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Old Posted Feb 9, 2013, 2:31 PM
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Cross-country skiing?

Anyone have some favorite cross-country skiing places in the area? All the fresh snow would make this weekend a perfect time to hit the trails.

Looking for a trail that would be easy-to-moderate. It's been a while!

Thanks.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2013, 4:19 PM
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Hamilton Conservation Authority:

Valens Lake offers an excellent winter camping experience in its pine and spruce forest. Sites are available for tenters and RV users as are hydro hook-ups, heated washrooms and showers. When conditions are suitable, visitors may enjoy ice-skating and 10 kilometers of groomed trails, good for cross-country skiing and winter hiking. Valens Lake is located on Regional Road 97 in Flamborough. For more information or to reserve sites and huts, call 905-525-2183 or 519-621-6029 or email valens@conservationhamilton.ca

Christie Lake on Highway 5 in Flamborough also offers 10 kilometers of trails. Cross-country skiing is particularly popular when weather and trail conditions permit. For more information about Christie, call 905-628-3060 or e-mail christie@conservationhamilton.ca.

When conditions are suitable, the Dundas Valley Conservation Area is a cross-country skier's dream. The valley's 40-kilometre trail system offers a challenging mix of terrain for the more experienced skier. Those looking for more moderate conditions may try the smooth, level surface of the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail which runs through the valley.


There's also Binbrook Conservation Area located about 20 minutes' drive south of the Linc/Red Hill elbow.

You might also consider Conservation Halton's XC ski trails. Unfortunately, Crawford Lake and Mountsberg trails are closed but Rattlesnake Point is open.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2013, 5:11 PM
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Thanks thistleclub!
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2013, 12:14 AM
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With all this snow any of the rail trails are good. Kings Forest golf course has decent skiing as well.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2013, 12:43 AM
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My personal fav is the Dundas Valley, though the skiing isn't ideal for beginners. Don't let that stop you, though. Have fun!
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Agreed with NortheastWind on the rail trails, and with pEte fiSt iN Ur fAce on Dundas Valley. Loads of snowshoers and XC skiers out there yesterday.

It's supposed to break 0°C by early afternoon and rain overnight, so don't leave it too long, though.
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