If you love a dreamy boardwalk trail, then you have to check out Kelso Conservation Area.

Nestled along the rugged Niagara Escarpment in Milton, this outdoor recreation park has so much to offer.

The star of the show is Kelso Lake, a captivating human-made reservoir initially designed to manage the risk of flooding from the nearby Sixteen Mile Creek.

Over time, it has evolved into a shimmering blue oasis for paddling and swimming.

The sandy shores are the perfect spot to lay out in the sun, and the idyllic boardwalk allows you to stroll along the perimeter of the lake with amazing views all around you.

And if you’re called to hit the water, the Kelso Boat Rentals shop offers lessons and rentals for kayaks and paddleboards.

The outdoor enthusiast’s dream continues beyond the water’s edge.

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The park has a multitude of trails along the escarpment and through Kelso’s old-growth forest.

You can also test your skills and balance at Kelso Conservation Area’s Challenge Course or get your heart pumping at the Mountain Bike School.

Hikers and their dogs can traverse the 6.4 km Kelso Conservation Trail, immersing themselves in the fresh air and nature views. Just be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times.

When winter hits, Kelso transforms into Glen Eden, a thrilling ski and snowboard haven.

So whether you seek the thrill of a paddleboard, the tranquility of a lakeside stroll, or the rush of downhill skiing, Kelso is an invitation to embrace the great outdoors.

Kelso Conservation Area

Where5234 Kelso Road, Milton