McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Eramosa Karst

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Eramosa Karst is a unique Hamilton gem with incredible geological features. The word “Karst” describes a landscape with rocky features typical of limestone such as springs and sinkholes which develop as water erodes the rock over time. In Eramosa there are 16 different karst features, believed to be the most of any single area in Ontario, including underground drainage, caves, soil pipes, sinkholes, sinking streams and more leading Eramosa Karst to be been designated an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest by the Ministry of Natural Resources. In addition to educational programming and interpretive displays, there are over 7 kilometers of trails that take you through an assortment of terrain and natural features providing various opportunities to explore the unique features this area has to offer.

Come out to Emamosa Karst any time of the year for an geological adventure!


Directions From McMaster University:

Eramosa Karst

Upper Mt Albion Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3X9, Canada

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