Guide to nature and landscape photography locations in Ontario


Mount Nemo Conservation Area

Spectacular escarpment slit caves, cliffs and ancient cedars


Photographic Potential: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Landscape Features: Viewpoints & vistas of surrounding countryside, escarpment headlands and cliff face, bedrock outcrops, large boulders, rocky escarpment outliers, slit caves and crevices;

Autumn colours

Flora & Fauna:  Spring wildflowers in an otherwise unremarkable immature misted forest;

Ancient cedars along the escarpment face; nesting turkey vultures


Location: On Guelph Line, approx. 3km north of Hwy 5 (Dundas Street); and approx. 5km south of Crawford Lake CA

Facilities: Parking Lot (paid), interpretive signs, viewpoint, wheelchair access, public toilets - pit latrine and portable

Access: Along the Bruce Trail and side trail, narrow, rugged and/or rocky trail in parts, wide walking path from parking to escarpment edge, open dawn to dusk

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

Hazards & Precautions: Rugged rocky trail, rocks slippery when wet, cliff edges, deep crevices and/or slit caves, slit caves

Notes: Four-season-photography, but the forest is “scrubby” and the trail is well-worn; Slit caves, crevices and views along and from escarpment edge have great potential; Also, photographing from below Mt Nemo is possible along Britannia Road and Walker’s Line

Additional Information (links open in a new window)

  •  Conservation Halton

  •  Burlington Tourism Trail Map (PDF)

  •  Bruce Trail Map 10 (direct download for $3)


  •  Crawford Lake Conservation Area

  •  Crawford Forestry Tract

  •  Hilton Falls Conservation Area

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