Guide to nature and landscape photography locations in Ontario


Eramosa Karst Conservation Area

Sinkholes, disappearing streams, forests and meadows


Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Landscape Features:  Slit caves and crevices, bedrock outcrops, karst sinkholes; a few small, disappearing streams with water is plentiful

Flora & Fauna:  Unremarkable, immature forest with some Carolinian species (basswood, hickory); meadow area dominated by alien species (e.g. teasel, Queen Anne's lace)


Location: Upper Mount Albion Road between Highland and Rymal, Stoney Creek

Facilities: Parking lot (paid), interpretive signs, public toilets - flush, picnic tables

Access: Easy, wide walks walking paths (~4km with many loops); open dawn to dusk

Winter Access: Check online for winter access, but should be easy to walk, snowshoe and/or nordic ski

Notes: Generally unremarkable, but with some potential for springs and disappearing streams given the right lighting and water conditions; e.g. spring with meltwater or early summer after a good rain

Hazards & Precautions: Deep crevices and/or slit caves; poison ivy

Additional Information (links open in a new window):

  •  Hamilton Conservation Authority - Eramosa Karst

  •  Ontario Caves - Eramosa Karst


  •  Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area

  •  Albion Falls Conservation Area

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