st. johns c. a.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).

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.



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Length: Forest Side Trail: 140m Horseshoe Trail: 200m Pond Trail: 500m Tulip Tree Trail: 600m Sassafras Stroll Trail: 700m St. Johns Ridge Trail: 900m
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: The Pond Trail is wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: None

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Welland, ON L3C 3W2 Phone: 905-788-3135

Find it: 3101 Barron Rd, Ridgeville, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.0643000
Longitude: -79.2852820