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Mountainview Conservation Area

Left: Stone steps leading along the Bruce Trail at Mountainview. Top right: An American Toad relaxing along-side the trail. Bottom right: A yellow wild-flower. Photos: Beth Brown.

GENERAL INFORMATION


Mountainview Conservation Area is great place to go if visitors are interested in hiking and geologically significant areas. Located within the small town of Beamsville, Mountainview Conservation Area is on the same street as popular wineries like Angels Gate, Hidden Bench, Fielding, and Organized Crime Winery. Mountainview is comprised of Carolinian forest and spans approximately 25 hectares. Moreover, the site encompasses the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. In this particular area of the Niagara Escarpment, visitors can reach various lookout points to see the Iroquois plains and Lake Ontario.

 

The area is geologically significant since it exposes many bedrock fractures, dolostone rock, and eroded talus slopes. Mountainview Conservation Area is suitable for hiking, snow-shoeing, bird-watching, and wildlife-viewing. Although the area is abundant with deer and other native wildlife, hunting is not permitted. Visitors are encouraged to explore other parts of Beamsville during the drive to Mountainview. Some of the local places to visit include the Beamsville Bakery, Old Post Bakery, the Kilt and Clover, and the many different wineries throughout Beamsville.

 

 


Recreational Uses

 

- Hiking

- Wildlife-Viewing

- Bird-Watching

- Snow-Shoeing 

 


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Hours of Operation

Year-Round 

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:

1. Take the Gardiner Expressway West ramp
2. Merge onto Gardiner Expressway West
3. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way
4. Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/403 West
5. Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, follow signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie
6. Take exit 68 toward County Road 14/Bartlett Avenue
7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for South Service Road East
8. Turn left (East) onto South Service Road
9. Take the 1st right (South) onto Durham Road
10. Turn right (West) at Greenlane
11. Turn left (East) onto King Street
12. Turn right (South) onto Mountainview Road - Destination will be on the right

From Niagara:

1. Take highway 420 West

2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way/Hamilton/Toronto and merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way
3. Take exit 64 for Ontario Street toward County Road 18/Beamsville
4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Regional Road 18 South/Ontario Street South
5. Turn left (South) onto Ontario Street/Regional Road 18
6. Turn right (West) onto King Street
7. Turn left (South) onto Mountainview Road - Destination will be on the right

 


ECOLOGICAL


Mountainview Conservation Area is largely made-up of Carolinian forest. The Bruce Trail runs through the conservation area, which passes over exposed dolostone rock and bedrock fractures along the Niagara Escarpment. White-tailed deer and other native wildlife are common in this area. Escarpment cliffs and surrounding forests offer a view for watching owls and other migrating birds and mammals. Many high look-out points also offer a view of Lake Ontario and the Iroqious Plain. No hunting is permitted at this location. 

 


Further Information

 

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA). (2013). Our conservation areas: Your natural playground. Retrieved from http://www.npca.ca/conservation-areas/

 

Town of Lincoln. (2010). Small town ambience and the shopping is easy. Retrieved from http://www.lincoln.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=8

 

 

Ownership & Management

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Facilities

Free Parking

Admission Fee

No Admission Fee

Accessibility

Parking

Address

4174 Mountainview Road
Beamsville, Ontario
Municipality Town of Lincoln

Telephone

(905) 788-3135

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1599
Longitude -79.4973

Administration

Darcy Baker
Land Management Director
250 Thorold Road West; 3rd Floor
Welland, Ontario
L3C 3W2
Tel (905) 788-3135
Fax (905) 788-1121
Email dbaker@npca.ca
Website www.npca.ca

Trail length 

0.25 Kilometres

Walking time 

5 minutes

Surface features 

Dirt Paths, Stone Stairs, Gravel Driveway

Trail linkages 

Bruce Trail

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