St. Johns

905-788-3135

3101 Barron Rd, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6

info@npca.ca

Year round, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open on weekends only, from October 1 to December 31.

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Water Skiing
Canoeing
Fishing
Geocaching
Camping
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Birding
Swimming
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Volleyball
Playground
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Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
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Paddleboarding

Located within the Niagara Escarpment and Twelve Mile Creek valley, this natural area provides a tranquil setting for wildlife and visitors. A hot spot for seasonal trout fishing, St. Johns is also known for bird watching and nature education.

Boasting four trails of varying lengths and difficulty: The Tulip Tree, Sassafras, Horseshoe, and St. Johns Ridge trails each wind there way through this large interior forest. Some trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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

Healthy Ecosystems and parks = healthy environments for us all. All species and their populations at the site work together and are dependent on one another with a balance between producers and consumers. If some are removed, the balance is offset. For example, if turtles, tadpoles, frogs which eat algae, are removed from the pond at St. Johns, algae along with warm temperatures and excessive nutrients (i.e. from food feed to animals) will increase. Algae blooms can be harmful to fish and aquatic species.

As a result to help protect these important areas and functions, we thank you for taking memories and pictures only, and keeping wildlife and plants in the wild.

Why You Should Not Feed Wildlife:

Wildlife in nature are part of a bigger system dependant on one another for food and cover. Feeding wildlife can make them depend on humans for food and they lose their natural fear and may put themselves in dangerous situations such as crossing a road for search of food, or become aggressive if food is not provided. ยท

In addition, if bread, crackers, popcorn, or other high-carbohydrate foods are fed these have little nutritional content. Birds fill up on them and will not seek other, nutritious food in nature. This can cause the birds to become malnourished, which can contribute to a host of health problems

A diet rich in carbohydrates will cause the birds to defecate more, which can spread bacteria that can contribute to disease. Any uneaten bread left on the ground could:

  • Become moldy and cause aspergillosis, a lung infection that can be fatal to waterfowl
  • Decompose and lead to growth of excessive algae which can be out of balance and affect the health of other fish and wildlife, and attract other pests, such as rats, mice, and insects, which could spread disease.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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3101 Barron Rd, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6

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