Part 1: Nigel looks at the stunning Niagara Escarpment at Milton.
The Niagara Escarpment runs from New York State, through Ontario, where Niagara Falls most notably flows over it, through Michigan and Wisconsin to Illinois, and has been designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
ABOUT: The Niagara Escarpment runs past Milton, Ontario, where it is accessible at three conservation areas: Rattlesnake Point, Kelso and Hilton Falls.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area is located at:
7200 Appleby Line, Milton, Ontario
From the intersection of Hwy 400/401 travel west about 40 km to Exit 320, Hwy 25 South into Milton. Turn right (west) on Steeles Avenue East to Appleby Line (about 5 km) then turn left (south) and follow Appleby Line to the destination on the right (about 2 km).
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At the Country Heritage Park, Nigel visits Heavy Horse Days to see how old fashioned horse power plowed the fields and threshed the barley.
At the blacksmith’s forge Nigel tries to make a horse shoe for a miniature horse and checks out a large collection of horse drawn vehicles.
Country Heritage Park was originally founded as the Ontario Agricultural Museum and has since been operated mostly by volunteers as a not-for-profit venue.
With 30 unique historical buildings, 20,000 artifacts, and its striking Niagara Escarpment backdrop, the Country Heritage Park is a great destination for outings, educational experiences, weddings, and special events.
HOW TO GET THERE
Country Heritage Park is located at:
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario
From the intersection of Hwy 401/Hwy 400 head west on Hwy 401 approx 54 km to Milton Exit 320/Hwy 25. Head south on Hwy 25/Martin St to intersection with Steeles Avenue, turn right (west) and follow to Tremaine Road, turn right (north) and follow to destination on the left (west).
CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, EVENTS AND OTHER DETAILS: