Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail
The Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail runs 53 kilometres along the old Skipton
railway line from western Ballarat, southwest through Haddon,
Smythesdale and Pittong to Skipton. Running through Linton, the Rail Trail
is ideal for the walker, cyclist or horse-rider that enjoys stunning scenery
and spotting native wildlife.
Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary
Flagstaff Hill Look Out
Located just outside Linton, this lookout lets you see right across Golden Plains, with views that span the Otways, Grampians, Bass Straight and the surrounding farm lands. The location is a great spot for scenic photographs.
Flagstaff Hill Lookout is approximately two km from the centre of town towards Skipton on the Glenelg Highway.
Lakes and Reserves
Linton Mortchup Reservoir
Situated on the Rail Trail 500m north of the town centre, this stunning spot provides people with somewhere to sit and relax, watch the bird life, or take a stroll around the lake.
Once the site of the local swimming pool, and recently improved by the Linton Gardening Group, Edinburgh Reserve is a short stroll from the centre of town and has a pergola and barbecue facilities.
Linton Diggings and Cemetery
Visit this very picturesque cemetery which is off the Linton-Snake Valley Road. More photos can be found here
Nimons Bridge was Victoria's fourth-tallest timber trestle bridge when built, and is the third-tallest surviving example. It is also the second-largest composite bridge combining traditional timber piers with rolled steel joist spans and a timber deck. The bridge is the most visually spectacular timber-trestle rail bridge in Western Victoria and is among the most iconic timber-trestle rail bridges surviving anywhere in Australia. Located near Scarsdale and Newtown, the bridge is part of the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail.
Linton and District Historical Society
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month except in January, July and August, at the Letty Armstrong Resource Centre, 71 Sussex Street, Linton. These mostly take the form of History Nights, where there is a presentation and discussion of a particular historical topic, perhaps involving a speaker or the showing of a film.
Open Days are held on the second Sunday of the month, except January, July and August, from 2PM - 5PM.
Snake Valley Golf Club
Enquiries: 0475 456 114
1 Blake Street Skipton
For summer opening hours contact 5340 2234