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Rattle Snake Point Conservation Area (Milton)

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Instant gratification

I first visited Rattlesnake Point with an energetic mother carrying her chubby baby on her back. I did not dare bring my then-5-year-old close to 25-metre cliffs before having inspected the surroundings first. What's the verdict? I’d say that with a firm hand and a strong heart, you can take children 5 years and older to see the panorama extending as far as the eye can see. The area's natural assets are worth it. And the cliffs are a five-minute walk from the first parking lot, giving visitors instant gratification! The Vista trail leads you directly to the Nelson observation point and to a stairway leading down to the foot of the cliff. This gives visitors a totally different perspective of the rock. Furthermore, the formations in that area allow sturdy little explorers to climb enthusiastically, emulating the rock climbers who are most likely on the premises. The viewing point overlooking the Nassagaweya canyon is a fifteen-minute walk away to the right of the stairs. You'd have to walk another half-hour beyond that to reach the last observation point, Buffalo Crag. Nature does make the best playgrounds!

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