The Festival has become a long-standing, favourite tradition for both families and visitors who come from far and wide to experience the Ball’s Falls annual festival and its natural setting.
Nestled in the picturesque Twenty Valley watershed, this water body is a Provincially Significant Wetland located along the south shore of Lake Ontario at Twenty Mile Creek. The kilometre-wide harbour site offers a public launching dock for non-motorized watercraft offering visitors the opportunity to experience the magnificent gateway along the Twenty Mile Creek. The waterway is one of the largest uninterrupted natural corridors left in Niagara between the escarpment and the lake. The site is protected as an Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) containing a variety of unique wildlife and tree species that are rarely seen elsewhere in the peninsula.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority acquired the site from the Province of Ontario in 2005, and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation has made a commitment to assist the Authority in raising funds to revive the site as a visitor hub. To date, sufficient funds have been secured to commence with the project by making improvements to the access road, providing a dedicated parking and picnic area.
The re-development project will move forward in phases as appropriate funding is secured. A priority component of the restoration efforts is to make this passive conservation area accessible to visitors of all abilities so they can enjoy and explore the picturesque and extensive marsh habitat while discovering the wonders of the Jordan Harbour and Twenty Mile Creek.
We look forward to providing visitors with a glimpse of the plans for the site that include a walking trail, raised boardwalk, interpretive signage and a potential link to the Waterfront Trail.
For further information or to inquire how you can help with this project, please contact the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and the Foundation at 905-788-3135.
Conservation Areas Supervisor
May - October, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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