Half Moon Valley Trail


Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


After that steep climb take a moment to rest at this lovely scenic vantage point.

Look at the types of trees around you and then compare them to those across the ravine . . . do you see a difference? The influences of sunlight, temperature and moisture have resulted in dramatic variations in climate throughout the Bronte Creek valley. They are called microclimates. The glacial melt water created the steep sided and meandering nature of the valley which now limits the amount of sunlight certain areas of the valley are exposed to.

You are surrounded by coniferous or cone baring tree species such as Eastern Hemlock and Eastern White Pine that have adapted to living in a cool, moist environment. The climate on this side of the ravine is influenced by the smaller amounts of sunlight it gets since it faces the northeast. Across the ravine, you will see a community of deciduous or broad leafed trees such as Oak, Hickory and Maple. These trees grow well in the warm, dry climate this southwest side provides since it receives plenty of sun and wind.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Half Moon Valley Trail


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