Hockley Valley is part of the Niagara Escarpment which was
created by a long process of erosion. The escarpment cuts
dramatically across the southern heartland of the province.
Between Lake Erie and Ontario, the escarpment gives rise to
Niagara Falls, then curves around Lake Ontario and reaches
northward to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and beyond, ending
at Manitoulin Island.
The Nottawasaga River cuts a picturesque gorge across the
escarpment. Forested moraines and open meadows lie upstream,
and swamp and bottomland forest spread across the valley floor,
stretching for several kilometres.
Park Facilities and Activities
Hockley Valley is part of the Niagara Parks System, and
the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. There are no visitor
facilities, but Hockley Valley provides good opportunities
for hiking and nature appreciation. The Bruce Trail, as well
as several side trails, wind through the reserve.
Location: Six km. Northeast of Orangeville.
For more information:
Earl Rowe Provincial Park
P.O. Box 872