Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area has some of the most inspiring natural vantage points in Halton Region. There are five breathtaking lookouts dotting the edge of the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Excellent hiking trails perfect for experiencing the areas diverse forest complex with its rich diversity of plant and animal habitats. Soak up this relaxed atmosphere with an overnight stay at one of the 18 campsites at the park (washrooms and showers are available). For the more adventureous, this park also offers some of the best rock-climbing in Ontario. At the end of the day relax by a campfire and listen to the sounds of nature as you settle in for the night.
Kelso and Rattlesnake offer pristine campsites located throughout the parks which are available by reservation. All campsites are non-serviced and some are large enough to accommodate group camping. To book a reservation visit the website.
As night descends it is always important to have some good lighting equipment. Gone are the days of propane lanterns, you can now get the same effect from battery operated lamps which are much safer with kids (and clumsy adults). I was on the hunt for flashlights but Annika turned me on to headlamps which are a great alternative that provide lots of light for nighttime trips and leaves your hands free for carrying or child-wrangling. They have adult and child-sizes and my girls wore them around happily (at some points even during the day!)
Safe and happy travels to you and your family and don't forget the marshmallows!