crooks hollow trails closed during construction

Walking trails in the Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area will be closed to the public starting Dec. 19 until the fall of 2012, which the Hamilton Conservation Authority says is a conservative estimate.
The closure will permit the HCA to remove the 95-year-old Crooks’ Hollow dam and then restore Spencer Creek into a more natural channel while rehabilitating plant life and fish habitat.
A new pedestrian bridge crossing the creek will replace the path over the old dam when the project is completed.