Fifty Point Master Plan

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Fifty Point Conservation Area (Fifty Point) is an 80-hectare property owned and managed by the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority (HCA) located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of Fifty Mile Creek. Fifty Point is at the easterly boundary of HCA's watershed and within the municipal boundary of the City of Stoney Creek and the Town of Grimsby.

HCA started acquiring land for Fifty Point in 1970 and the original development plans were prepared in 1975. The conservation area opened to the public in 1978 and since then site development has been guided through two Master Plans. This plan updates and replaces the 2000 Master Plan. The recommendations in this Master Plan are intended to help guide and direct our management, capital improvements and operation of Fifty Point for the next ten years.

We Want to Hear from You!

Your input will help us draft a new plan for conservation and land management at Fifty Point for the next ten years. Historically this area was primarily agricultural in nature, however, there are now significant development pressures surrounding the property and population growth is rapidly transforming the area. The conservation area is now one of the few remaining areas of public shoreline in the area. Consequently, Fifty Point has become a major waterfront destination experiencing more intensive recreational use than most other HCA areas. The natural areas of the property are also an important refuge and habitat for migratory birds and other species being displaced by the surrounding development.


Fifty Point Conservation Area (Fifty Point) is an 80-hectare property owned and managed by the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority (HCA) located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of Fifty Mile Creek. Fifty Point is at the easterly boundary of HCA's watershed and within the municipal boundary of the City of Stoney Creek and the Town of Grimsby.

HCA started acquiring land for Fifty Point in 1970 and the original development plans were prepared in 1975. The conservation area opened to the public in 1978 and since then site development has been guided through two Master Plans. This plan updates and replaces the 2000 Master Plan. The recommendations in this Master Plan are intended to help guide and direct our management, capital improvements and operation of Fifty Point for the next ten years.

We Want to Hear from You!

Your input will help us draft a new plan for conservation and land management at Fifty Point for the next ten years. Historically this area was primarily agricultural in nature, however, there are now significant development pressures surrounding the property and population growth is rapidly transforming the area. The conservation area is now one of the few remaining areas of public shoreline in the area. Consequently, Fifty Point has become a major waterfront destination experiencing more intensive recreational use than most other HCA areas. The natural areas of the property are also an important refuge and habitat for migratory birds and other species being displaced by the surrounding development.


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Place a pin on the map and let us know your thoughts and experience visiting the conservation area. Your notes will be reviewed by our staff and considered as we develop the draft master plan.

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Page last updated: 16 August 2021, 07:03