History of Crooks Hollow Walk

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10/05/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

History of Crooks Hollow Walk

  • HikeType Education Hike
  • PaceTypes Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
  • TerrainTypes Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): opposite 745 Crooks Hollow Road on the south side, Please note Hwy # 8 is closed due to erosion on a section so do a google map search to find best route
Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: ~ 5 km


Part of IBTC education series. Join local historian enthusiast Rosemary Horsewood as she leads us on a walk through this once busy industrial area dating back to 1803.  We’ll start at Crooks Hollow dam and walk back to Crooks Hollow to point out the Miller’s houses then walk along Spencer’s Creek and talk about Darnley Grist Mill, Bullocks Corner and houses that still stand from this period.

PLEASE NOTE Highway # 8 has a washed out section so you will not be able to take normal route up #8.  Please check Google map or some other direction app to figure out your route or call me 905-637-7136

Meet at Crooks Hollow Parking Lot on south side left if heading west on Crooks Hollow Road just past 745 Crooks Hollow Raod. GPS 43°16'36.6"N 80°00'03.4”W   Arrive at 8:45 am for sign-in, introductions and instructions. LIMIT 20 people.  Please register with hike leader Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136, 

Bring snacks and water and be aware that if the weather is warm biting insects may still be around.  Ticks are also in our area. To learn more about ticks go to https://conservationhamilton.ca/ticks-and-lyme-disease/    Learn about Crooks Hollow here http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/crooks-hollow-historical-trail 

Optional refreshment stop after.