Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

This conservation area is a hidden gem located on top of the Niagara Escarpment in Grimsby. It's very poorly advertised, so despite the fact that I knew that it existed -- along with a hundred other conservation areas -- I had no idea it was so nice. Mostly I was impressed by the spectacular views of Lake Ontario and the coast. But it was also a really nice Carolinian forest to walk through, on ambling paths on the edge of the escarpment and a deep gorge. In this particular area, the escarpment is very articulated, with jutting cliffs, high drops and two waterfalls. If you bring binoculars or a powerful camera lens (at least 300mm - one of the pictures in this album is cropped to approx. 800mm), you can see Toronto well on a clear day.

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