Jump into Mountberg and get busy with all there is to do! The kids will love petting a goat in the play barn, jumping off hay bales, and sampling delicious maple candy. They’ll want to come back again and host their birthday party here.
If you like to exercise in fresh air, hike to the sugar bush or take the mountain bike for a spin on the trails. Mountsberg is bursting with animal life from the farm animals in the barn, to a bustling colony of tree-swallows, to the frogs peeping in the reservoir.
Last but not least is the famous Raptor Centre: the home of our many feathered friends like Octavius the Great Horned Owl and Pip the American Kestrel. Daily public educational programs and events, like Bird of Prey shows, means there is always something to participate in and learn. Teachers, visit our Education pages for more on our curriculum based environmental programming. Before you leave, did you visit the gift shop here at Mountsberg? Come in and survey the goodies on sale like maple fudge, maple tea, and a fantastic selection of children’s books.
Note: Mountsberg is currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spring/Summer at Mountsberg
Mountsberg is the family friendly epicentre of Halton Parks. Hike out to the Sugar bush with the kids to Maple Town. Maple Town is fun and educational! Learn how sap is tapped from the maple trees, and boiled into syrup. Sample ooey gooey maple syrup on thick pancakes, or try homemade maple candy in the Sugar Shack. Wagon rides on the Sugar Bush trail occur all day. Once you’ve whet your sweet tooth, stop by the barn to see what new baby animals have arrived, and run off some energy in the play barn.
Want to experience a real nose-to-beak experience? Visit the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, and walk along the Wildlife Walkway for a visit with our resident raptors, like Pip the American Kestrel, or Chomper the Great Horned Owl.
If you’re after peace and quiet in the summer, the Lakeshore Lookout Trail has observation towers- great for bird watchers. Bring a picnic and eat by the reservoir, or go fishing if you’re a keen angler!
Fall at Mountsberg
The Sugar Bush blazes into bright beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn. Walk down the Wildlife Walkway trail and see the wetlands painted brightly in fall colours. Test your brain power on the Nature Trivia Trail. You can find a trivia sheet at the Discovery Centre before your nature walk. Bring your non-motorized boat to Mountsberg Reservoir and enjoy a calm, scenic view of the park during the spectacular fall colour season.
Autumn is prime time for mountain bike novices to ease into the sport on trails most friendly to the beginner. Spooktacular is when all the little ghouls and ghosts that haunt Mountsberg pop out! Don’t be frightened! Lastly, what’s a trip to Mountsberg Conservation Area without seeing our feathered friends at the Raptor Centre. Wave hi to Jazz the Barn Owl, and Pawgwashiing Migizi. Visit on Vulture Day to learn about Turkey Vultures on the Escarpment. Shutterbugs will love photo-ops with the birds at the Raptors in Focus sessions.
Winter at Mountsberg
The animals in the barn may be quiet, but our trails and event calendar are busy all through the winter. Our most adventurous visitors will enjoy blazing their own path when they cross country ski over ungroomed trails. If you love exercising in the winter, strap on a pair of snowshoes and work up a sweat while you explore the Lakeshore Lookout Trail. For those who are keen on enjoying the outdoors and learning, join staff from the Raptor Centre for the Owl Prowls. Who do you hear hoo-hooing out there?
Every year, Santa asks Mountsberg staff to help him prepare for Christmas Day. Pre-register your little ones to meet the Chief Elf in our Christmas Town program. Families and couples will also enjoy the Tale’s by a Winter’s Fire program and horse-drawn sleigh rides into the sparkling, snow covered sugar bush.
Is your child’s special day approaching? Stuck for ideas to make this year’s birthday party a hit? Let Crawford Lake or Mountsberg host your child’s birthday! Our staff will plan a unique and educational party that will be fun for all. All Birthday parties run rain, shine, or snow!Learn More
Saddle up and hit the trails with your horse in Halton Parks.Learn More
Mountsberg Reservoir sits quietly behind the bustle of the barn, the Raptor Centre, and the busy Sugar Bush. You’ll hear the frogs peeping in the spring, and see ducks and turtles swimming in the warm months. Anglers will enjoy a quick fishing trip close to home.