Yearly Nature Images Hamilton Trails

Nature Images And Hamilton area Trail Systems

January 2nd 2012

Sunrise 5:30 A.M. May 2011

A Happy New Year to all from DW Photography and readers images and our writers. Special thanks to Jacqueline, Lois and Steve

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers here at DW Photography.Each passing year brings many obsticles to the revitalization of our natural habitat

throughout the world, We are still destroying  what we should be preserving. More than any time on our calendar our best friend Mother Nature needs our help.

Pick your small piece of nature and keep it clean and healthy. Find garbage that other people have left behind. Take ownership “stewardship” of your environment more than ever this year.

Thanking you in advance

Doug Worrall

“Living in Hamilton has many perks with the proximity of Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour.  By foot,  Bike,  Bus or drive down to the Harbourfront Park,  Cootes Paradise,  Princess Point,  The Harbourfront Trail is very long with many attractions starting in Hamilton then Burlington and further.”

June 5AM 2011

Known for its heavy industrial waterfront, Hamilton will surprise new visitors.

Sunset Hamilton Harbour

The past decade has dramatically changed the waterfront bringing with it new recreational uses and restored natural and cultural features.

Dundurn Castle April 22 2011

The Hamilton Waterfront Trail (7.5km):

Harbourfront Trail

follows Hamilton Harbour from Princess Point (Cootes Paradise) through Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park, the Discovery Centre and on to HMCS Haida. You’ll also find Williams Coffee Pub, a Waterfront Ice Cream stand and the Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises nearby.

Kayaking Cootes Paradise

At Cootes Paradise there is an impressive staircase with a cycling trough leading to Dundurn Park and some amazing lookouts. From here you can connect to Burlington via York Street- extreme caution is needed when crossing the ramp from the 403.

Whitetail Deer

Like Flies on

Male American Goldfinch

The Hamilton Beach Recreation Trail:

Skyway Bridge

Lift bridge

 follows the Lake Ontario shoreline for about 8 km taking people from Burlington under the Lift Bridge to Confederation Park and into the former Stoney Creek. Interpretative panels describe the history of Hamilton’s waterfront and explain the restoration process. Please note there is a new way to cross the very busy Eastport Drive/Beach Blvd.-take the path that goes under the bridge rather than crossing the road.

Getting the shot

Webster Falls

Gosling shaking all about

Blue Heron Harbourfront Park June 15 2011

Dundas Conservation area

  • Confederation Park – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. and Centennial Parkway
  • Van Wagner’s Beach beside Lakeland Community Centre – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. East of Confederation Park
  • Beach Blvd south of lift bridge

Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron

Night Heron

Signet and pen June 2011

Hamilton Waterfront Trail

Rainbow trout

Harbourfront Park

The Pride of baltimore leaves hamilton harbour

The Pride of baltimore

  • Dundurn Park-York Blvd.
  • Bayfront Park-Harbourfront Dr and Bay St.
  • Pier 4 Park – Leander Dr. and Guise St.
  • Pier 8 – Canada Marine Discover Centre
  • HMCS Haida at Catherine St.


The Speed of Deer

Lois McNaught

Steve Loker


Doug Worrall


Doug Worrall Photography


3 responses to “Yearly Nature Images Hamilton Trails

  1. THe Skyway bridge is really interesting. There’s a lift bridge under construction from the mainland to Galveston island that will look very similar to the lift bridge in the photo. Really like the heron on the orange boat tie up. Have a great new year .