About the Park

Short Hills Provincial Park is a 735 hectare natural environment park. Geographically, the park is situated in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, spanning St. Catharines, Pelham and Thorold. Notable features such as the Niagara Escarpment and Carolinian Forests are protected in the park as they are provincially significant earth science and life science features.

Access to the park’s trails is gained from parking lots located off Pelham, Roland, and Wiley Roads. Gilligan Road, a gravel path into the park from Pelham Road, provides access for emergency vehicles.

Park users can enjoy various activities such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and mountain biking on authorized trails. Trails have been clearly marked with colour-coded numbers to show their designated activities:

YELLOW markers indicate shared-use (bikers, hikers, horseback riding)

BLUE markers indicate hikers only

RED markers indicate hikers and physically challenged

Visitors are asked to obey all signs posted in and around the park, and are strongly encouraged not to use the park during wet weather. This causes deterioration of trails and severe environmental damage such as erosion.

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Friends of Short Hills Park
PO Box 158
Dunnville, ON N1A 2X5

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Chair – Anne Kubu

Chair Emeritus – George Dewar

Vice-Chair – Paul Humber

Secretary – Vacant

Treasurer – Dave Baker

Membership – Brian Custers


  • Peter Bryan
  • Fred Farnham
  • Bert Murphy

Ontario Parks – Ryan Adams, Assistant Superintendent

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