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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Hamilton Waterfront Trail

City of Hamilton

The Hamilton Waterfront Trail is a 7.5km paved trail forming part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail “HamBur Loop”. It spans from Pier 7 to the east, passing through Bayfront Park before continuing along the waterfront where it is known as Desjardins Trail as it passes through the Desjardins Canal with a floating walkway paralleling the boat channel and terminating at Princess Point.

The trail is off-road, paved asphalt and 6m wide making it highly accessible and great for roller-skating, cycling, skateboarding, walking and more. Bayfront Park and Pier 4 host other activities such as live music concerts, local cafes, winter Ice-skating and more!

Around Cootes Paradise beside the fishway, a staircase with a cycling trough connects the trail to York Boulevard and Dundurn Park and Cemetery.

Access to Waterfront Trail is free to all users.

Hamilton Waterfront Trail Website

Directions From McMaster University:

Hamilton Waterfront Trail

330 Macklin St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3T4, Canada

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