The Wiley Road entrance to the park will be inaccessible Wednesday May 24 to Friday May 26 due to road work on Wiley Road.
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Join the Friends the evenings of June 17 and 24 (rain date June 18 and 25) for a Firefly Walk with Brad Demers. Meet at 8:30pm in the Pelham Road parking lot. Dress for hiking in the dark, bug spray is recommended.
April 2023 Events
Saturday, April 8 – Stargazing at Wiley Road Please join us just before sunset (7:30pm) at the Wiley Road parking lot to view the spring skies. Telescopes and information provided by the Royal Astronomical Society – Niagara Centre. It is important to arrive before the sun sets to prevent car lights from blinding the viewers.Continue reading “April 2023 Events”
Replacement of Swayze Falls Bridge
Work on replacing the bridge above the falls is nearing completion with the new bridge now in position. Work is still being done on the approach to the site and stone being added and graded. The Roland Road entrance to the Short Hills should be open soon. Thanks for your patience and thanks to allContinue reading “Replacement of Swayze Falls Bridge”
January 2023 General Meeting
Interested in learning more about the Friends of Short Hills Park – first general meeting since January 2020 is Wednesday January 11th at 7:30pm, room 101 at E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill. Speaker is board member and geologist Bert Murphy who will talk about the “Real Age of the Earth”. All welcome!
July 13 Picnic Cancelled
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Short Hills Firefly Walk
Save the date of June 29/30, 2022 for the Friends of Short Hills Park night time Firefly Walk with Brad Demers. For more information and to register, go to:
Trash Bash 2022 -Thanks to our volunteers!
To celebrate Earth Day, the Friends of Short Hills Park is hosting our annual Trash Bash on Saturday, April 23 from 9 am to noon. Please meet at the white Ontario Parks building at the bottom of First Street Louth, wear bright clothing, sturdy shoes and gloves. Refreshments will be provided. We are tackling theContinue reading “Trash Bash 2022 -Thanks to our volunteers!”
Birds of Ontario: an Introduction to Birdwatching
We’d like to let our community know about a free online lecture on Friday, September 17th at 7pm by naturalist and vice chair of the Parks Ontario board, David Lindsay, entitled “Birds of Ontario: an Introduction to Birdwatching.” The lecture is hosted by the Yorkminster Park Speakers Series, https://www.yorkminsterpark.com/speakers-series/, and is open to all. This eventContinue reading “Birds of Ontario: an Introduction to Birdwatching”