Conservation Halton Sees Record-Setting Visits in 2017
A Georgetown girl is the one.
It’s first time the milestone has ever been reached — she’s the one millionth visitor at a Conservation Halton destination in 2017
Jayme Leslie was checking out Glen Eden with her dad, Dave, when they were surprised by staff on Dec. 22.
Leslie received a gift package which included a Glen Eden season pass for 2018-19, a Halton Parks Membership for one year, merchandise, and maple syrup from Mountsberg.
We have our 1,000,000th visitor! At 11:00am at Glen Eden, Jayme Leslie walked in. Jayme is in Grade Five and it was her first day skiing of the season. Congratulations Jayme! pic.twitter.com/5k2fvvPXM2— Conservation Halton (@CH_Comm) December 22, 2017
“As we approach the end of the year it is fantastic to be able to celebrate a milestone like one million visits and we would like to thank everyone who came to enjoy our beautiful conservation areas,” said chief administrative officer Hassaan Basit.
“It is a key objective for Conservation Halton to attract visitors to our parks and connect our communities with nature through sustainable recreation, education and tourism.”
The visits number includes those who have been to Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso / Glen Eden, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point and Robert Edmondson.
Visitors at Conservation Halton’s destinations have grown steadily over the past few years.
In 2013, visits exceeded the 800,000 level, and nearly reached 1,000,000 last year.
During that time period, the number of visits to Hilton Falls, Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point has more than doubled as people are enjoying the scenic views from those parks which are each along the iconic Niagara Escarpment and other activities like hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Conservation Halton operates seven primary conservation areas - Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso / Glen Eden, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point and Robert Edmondson.
Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of recreational programs - birding, boating, camping, cross country skiing, dog walking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and swimming. For more information on the Conservation Areas, and the recreational programs and services, go to www.haltonparks.ca