Mt. Nemo


How did Mount Nemo get its name?

Garmin GPSmap CSxA friend drove to Burlington and bought the Halton's Heritage book and he provided me with the answer to the question, "Why did they call it Mount Nemo?"

Apparently, the 1906 residents that lived near the intersection of Guelph Line and Sideroad 2 (Base Line) wanted their own post office so they were required to have a name for their community. They struggled with the naming and could not decide. They ended up choosing "Mount" due to the high elevation of the Niagara Escarpment and "Nemo" that is Latin for "no one". That is, no one could decide on a name. (Source: Halton's Heritage: William Halton and Halton County by John McDonald, page 192 - ISBN 978-0-9877453-0-9. Publisher: Halton Sketches (2011).

What is and Where is the Mount Nemo Conservation Area?

The Mount Nemo Conservation Area parking lot is located at coordinates 43.418087,-79.881379 (Bruce Trail Map 10, Ed 28 - check the Bruce Trail Conservancy website for maps. They are an excellent asset.) There are various loop walks in this conservation area that vary in length and all of them are under 10 km. The Mount itself is a shore feature, formed 450 million years ago by a warm tropical sea and since etched by glacial and fluvial episodes. Mount Nemo provides some spectacular lookouts varying from 30 m in the north to 10 m high at the south.

From Hwy 401 take exit 312, go south through Campbellville on Reg. Rd 1/Guelph Line (Main St in Campbellville) for about 13 km to Colling Rd & turn left (east) into the C.A. Google Maps driving directions. Entrance fees apply - see fees here.


GPS Track of Walk in Google Maps


Map Images and GPS Tracks for Download

The following two screen captured images show the track in Garmin's Map Source using outdated Topo Canada maps followed by Google Earth. Below the last image you will find the GPS tracks for download.

Lions Trail Map


Mount Nemo in Google Earth


GPS Tracks for Download

HELP: If clicking on the links does not provide a download option, try RIGHT clicking the link (especially the .gpx file) and then choose "Save Links As" (or equivalent) from the drop-down menu. Pick a download location (e.g. desktop) for the file.

MtNemoLoop.kml OR MtNemoLoop.gpx