Guide to nature and landscape photography locations in Ontario


Crawford (Twiss Rd.) Forestry Tract

Deciduous forest, slit caves, boulders and a creek


Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Landscape Features:  Bedrock outcrops, large boulders, slit caves and crevices; autumn colours; forested fast-flowing stream and ephemeral forest ponds

Flora & Fauna:  Spring wildflowers in a diverse & mature deciduous forest of maple, beech and ash with moist ground cover communities of mosse and ferns and moist boulder communities of moss, ferns, spleenworts, polypody and lichen;

Forest birds; amphibians associated with ephermal forest ponds


Location: On Twiss Road, 2km south of Conservation Road

Facilities: Roadside parking along Twiss Rd.

Access: along the Bruce Trail, narrow, rugged and/or rocky trail, wide walking path in places

Winter Access: Limited; walking/hiking possible, depending on snow conditions

Hazards & Precautions: Steep climbs, cliff edges, deep crevices, Rocks slippery when wet, rugged rocky trail

Notes: Spectacular spring wildflowers including Columbine and Yellow Llady's-Slipper

Additional Information (links open in a new window)

  •  Niagara Escarpment Explorer - Halton (PDF)


  •  Crawford Lake Conservation Area

  •  Mount Nemo

  •  Hilton Falls Conservation Area

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