Step into the Past
Connect with history and explore the Bruce Trail. Enjoy the natural wonders of the Niagara Escarpment.
Discover the geological heart of the area known as the “Hole in the Wall” where a ladder leads to cracks in the escarpment rock. Experience the past as you walk by remnants of the lime industry. Stand before huge lime kilns and the old powderhouse.
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As you explore along this trail, see series of seven set kilns from the early 1850s. Much of this park was once a limestone quarry which supplied the raw materials burned in the kilns in this site.
This trail follows the original route of the Toronto Suburban ‘Radial’ Railroad, which ran between Toronto and Guelph. The trail’s natural duff surface and gently rolling slopes overlook a forested landscape.
The main Bruce Trail runs through Limehouse and leads past several rock fissures before dropping through the “Hole-in-the Wall”. Navigate a ladder structure to explore it. The trail continues to the old Toronto Suburban Radial Railway before crossing Black Creek on a bridge near the remains of an old mill. Before leaving the park, the trail takes you past a restored draw kiln (circa 1870s), a restored powder house and a lookout overlooking railway tracks.
This trail follows the cool, clear waters of Black Creek and meanders through different types of forests found along the escarpment.