Date: Sunday September 30
Hike Leader: Alan Backlund
Mono Cliffs is a 750 hectare Natural Environment class park that is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. The area was chosen for its provincially significant biological and geological features. Botanists have noted that the local vegetation includes a particularly rich diversity of ferns. Mono Cliffs contains a significant section \ of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park features two prominent masses of rock, separated by erosion from the main rock body. When this occurs, the resultant feature is called an outlier.
From Yonge and York Mills...
Parking costs $11.00. There is no attendant. There are pay and display machines which do not take credit cards. You need the eleven dollars in coins! A big advantage of carpooling is that you can combine your coins to make up the parking.
This is annoying, but the money goes for a good cause, to keep up a really cool park.
Mono Centre is part of the Niagra Escarpment. There are several cliff lookouts. There are hills to be hiked up and down. The distance should not be particularly long. We do recommand lugging a camera with you.
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