St. Johns

Recreational Activities Available

Description

Nestled within the Niagara Escarpment and Twelve Mile Creek valley, this natural area provides a tranquil setting for wildlife and visitors. Renown as a hot spot for seasonal trout fishing, this site is also known for birdwatching and nature education.

The Tulip Tree, Sassafras, Horseshoe, and St. Johns Ridge Trails wind there way through this large interior forest, allowing visitors to experience the spectacular ‘old growth’ trees, the largest stand of tulip trees in the Niagara Peninsula, groundwater seeps, a variety of magnificent song birds and pond ducks. Hiking trails are of varying lengths and difficulty, and some have wheelchair and stroller accessibility, making this a place for everyone to connect with nature at their own pace.

St. Johns is a unique and fragile ecosystem. Help us protect it by keeping to the trails and refraining from removing any plants or animals (including minnows, tadpoles and frogs).

Related Contacts

Furtney, Gregg
Conservation Areas Supervisor
905-562-5235 x.24

Operating Hours
Year round, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location

  • St. Johns Trail

    St. Johns Trail

  • St. Johns Pond

    St. Johns Pond

More Information

News

Fire at Wainfleet Bog Officially Ruled Out

Wainfleet, ON (July 25, 2016) - The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority today announced that the fire event at Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area has officially been ruled out.

Wainfleet Bog Fire Upgraded to Under Control

WAINFLEET, ON (July 12, 2016) - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Haliburton Fire Response confirmed at 19:00, July 11, that the status of the fire at the Wainfleet Bog is upgraded