The Lower Grindstone Heritage Lands are centred on Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley ESA south of Highway 403. Within this part of Grindstone Creek is the RBG-Hendrie Valley-Lambs Hollow Provincially Significant Wetland. Active recreation facilities at Hidden Valley Park will be the main access to these Heritage Lands. The inter-regional trail will follow the creek valley and provide access for those with mobility challenges to a variety of natural environments.
The numbers of each of the natural areas below correspond to Map 7 from the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy (Phase II report).
MAIN FEATURES: Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley ESA. Sports fields, property trails. Stream and flood plain habitat restoration has been undertaken. Urban location.
POSSIBLE FUTURE DIRECTION: High activity area providing main access to Park System. Transit supported, parking. Cootes to Escarpment Park System information and map required.
Active recreation to continue. Inter-regional trail system and trail for mobility challenged to be implemented.
MAIN FEATURES: Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley ESA, Regional Life Science ANSI, species at risk habitat, Provincially Significant Wetland, horticultural gardens, Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail, property trails. Restored floodplain, wetlands. Urban location.
POSSIBLE FUTURE DIRECTION: Moderate activity area providing secondary level access. Transit supported, parking.
Interpretation through horticultural gardens. Inter-regional trail system and trail for mobility challenged to be implemented. Habitat restoration required