Waterview Condos may be situated facing Lake Ontario with views of this iconic lake, but let’s not forget how it is nestled between the fabulous and magnificent Niagara Escarpment to the north the lake. This escarpment, the longest and most prominent of all escarpments in the Great Lakes Basin provides an astonishing amount of beauty, activities and natural wonders for those that go exploring.
Waterview & the Escarpment
As the only high rise in Grimsby, you can have an amazing unobstructed view of the surrounding Escarpment to the south. The massive Niagara Escarpment is an uplifted landmass that stretches from New York State across Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, making a snaking 1600 kilometre natural area that is unrivalled in the area. The stretch from Niagara Falls to Hamilton ranges in height from 183 to 189 metres above sea level. With the amazing Bruce Trail running through the escarpment to the south and a quality trail system that is protected, this view will never change.
The Escarpment provides an amazing relief view for those units that happen to have a south facing view. With the greenery also come amazing amenities for all to enjoy within a very short drive and manageable bicycle ride. This natural edifice can be seen across all of Southern Ontario from the Niagara Falls to ‘the Mountain’ as it’s called in Hamilton all the way to Tobermory.
However, here in Grimsby, it provides a natural backdrop and amazing trail, hiking and cycling opportunities for families and individuals.
What the Escarpment Provides
The Escarpment provides a naturalized setting for the Bruce Trail a, 782 kilometre trail from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. In the Grimsby Area the Bruce Trail runs through the Beamer Valley, over Forty Mile Creek and then heads up to the top of the escarpment. Up top it offers four lookout towers for amazing views of Grimsby, Lake Ontario and the Escarpment. An annual hawk migration can also be witnessed from these viewpoints.
Beamer Conversation Area
The most popular access point for the Bruce Trail is the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area that is the most popular spot for watching the hawk migration. With picnic tables, parking and a watch tower it is a great place to take the family. There are also washrooms available at this site.
Forty Mile Creek Side Trail
Being on the Waterfront Trail in a new Waterview Condo, gets you direct access to the Bruce Trail. The Waterfront Trail is connected to the Bruce Trail through this short side trail that passes over the infamous Forty Mile Creek. A perfect day could start at the beginning of this trail at the waterfront and end at the Bruce Trail.
With the Niagara Bruce Trail Club and the Iroquois Bruce Trail Club those interested in hiking adventures, bird watching and other events of these organizations should become involved in the local area.
These spectacular areas and the Escarpment is part of a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO as only 1 of 12 in Canada recognizing its significance as a natural feature of the land and supporting many habitats and animals in its environs.
Try looking to the serene Niagara Escarpment and not see its beauty.