Chedoke Creek is an urban creek that runs through the west end of Hamilton from atop the Niagara Escarpment to Cootes Paradise. The following walk traces the footsteps of the family story of Michael Hess and his 10-year-old son, Peter, as they follow Chedoke Creek from its mouth to its source on the Mountain in 1788, when Head-of-the Lake (Hamilton) was just beginning to attract settlers of European descent. At the creek’s spring they started Spring Farm, returning the next year with the rest of their family.

Map Legend

Walking Path
Open Creek
Covered Creek

The source material for this tour comes from the book Daylighting Chedoke: Exploring Hamilton’s Hidden Creek by John Terpstra

This tour is part of The Bay Area Restoration Council’s (BARC) project Let’s Talk Water, launched in partnership with Civicplan.

Walking Chedoke Creek in Westdale Neighbourhood

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