Hamilton Mountain sits above the Escarpment and is often refered to as “The Mountain”. As recently as the 1990’s, there were active farms north of Limeridge Road and to the east of Upper Ottawa. Today, with a few exception, Hamilton Mountain is fully developed and comprises of a number of neighbourhoods.
The community is served by the Concession St Retail district, with more stores clustered along Upper James from Mountain Plaza (at Fennell) south to Ryckman’s Corners (at Rymal). The area’s retail giant is the Lime Ridge Mall, but the Meadowlands Power Centre is at the western edge just before the community of Ancaster. There are a number of parks and natural areas, including the whole escarpment along the community’s northern edge, which is home to the famous Bruce Trail. There are also the Iroquois Heights Conservation Area, Chedoke Civic Gold and Ski Club in the west side of the community and the many parks along Red Creek, including the Mohawk Sport Park, Kings’ Forest Park, Mount Albion Conservation Area, and the Falker Falls Conservation Area. This community is served by three golf courses.
For those looking for movie entertainment, there are theatres at Meadowlands and Stoneychurch/Paramount. For those looking for historical inspiration, there is the Native Village and Burial Grounds by Ryckman’s Corner, and the Mohawk Trail School Museum.
Planning on buying a new home on the mountain visit Paramount at Valley Park nestled in the heart of Upper Stoney Creek Mountain, For more information visit www.marzhomes.com/communities/paramount.