Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Located just outside Beamsville, Ontario you can find one of the best places to hike and sip wine. Two of my favourite things.
Surrounded by some of the best wineries in Twenty Valley is Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. We started off our visit to the area with a stop at Calamus Estate Winery, which is located pretty close to the falls. The owners were super nice and allowed us to park in their lot as we went exploring. From their lot, it was about a 15-minute walk to the falls but along the way, there are other places to stop and visit as the whole area is gorgeous.
Note: The Conservation Area does offer parking as well and dogs are welcome!
Also known as Balls Mills, Ball’s Falls is a historical ghost town that is located in the Niagara region. When visiting the area you can hike (more like a simple walk) to the top and bottom of the falls. I definitely have to say the top of the falls was more interesting to see as you could walk across the top, as shown in my photo. This is not recommended as there is a barrier up so please use at your own risk.
In addition to the falls, the park offers areas to learn about the area’s cultural and natural history. There’s the original Ball Family Home, an operating gristmill, a lime kiln, a restored church, a blacksmith shop, and a carriage shed.
If you’re in the Niagara area, this is a great stop to visit. As mentioned the area is surrounded by some of the best wineries, so make sure to visit some. After our hike, we visited Greenlane Estate Winery, which offers delicious charcuterie boards, beautiful patio and of course wine! Dogs are also welcome at their winery!