The NPCA is undertaking a new mapping exercise for the main branch of the Welland River from the Binbrook Dam to the Niagara River.
Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Your visit will begin at the Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. Designed and built to have a limited impact on natural resources this award winning LEED Gold certified facility features permanent and temporary galleries. Visitors will take pleasure in the interactive exhibits and displays focusing on nature, conservation and culture in the context of the area’s history, the Niagara Escarpment, and the watershed. The centre is opened daily and offers a variety of programs and special events throughout the year.
As you continue your adventure, you will discover that Ball’s Falls has been lovingly maintained to its early mid 19th century industrial hamlet atmosphere featuring the original Ball family home, an operating flour mill, a lime kiln, a church, black smith shop, carriage shed and more.
Photographers and nature lovers alike will love the incredibly breathtaking view of the majestic Twenty Mile Creek as it plummets over both the upper and lower falls. The falls tumble delightfully over high cliffs and can be viewed at close proximity from above or below. The character of the falls changes dramatically with the seasons, ranging from a raging torrent in the spring to a thin veil in late summer. Wind up your visit with a hike or stroll along the Cataract Trail aside the banks of Twenty Mile Creek with easy access to the Bruce Trail.
A perfect storybook setting with convenient highway access, Ball’s Falls and its majestic scenery is the perfect setting for any special event or a storybook wedding day. Nestled on the scenic Niagara Escarpment, facilities include the lovingly restored Ball’s Falls Historical Church featuring a rustic and elegant interior which can accommodate up to 110 guests. The historic barn and Centre for Conservation are available for rent to complete your special day.
Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join us for the celebrated annual Thanksgiving Festival. Featuring numerous artisans from around Ontario and beyond, this Niagara tradition is an event that you won’t want to miss.
Jan. 21, 2016 – At the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority's Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, Jan.