Mount Brydges – ‘Step Into Nature’ at Longwoods Road Conservation Area this fall! The Resource Centre and Ska-Nah-Doht Village will open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. until Thanksgiving Monday October 10. Gates remain open with picnic grounds and nature trails till sunset daily. Longwoods is a 155-acre conservation area owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority. After October 10, buildings will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The park grounds will be remain open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. until sunset.
Day use admission features a pay and display machine at our entrance. Purchase a ticket (coin or credit card only), then display it on your vehicle dashboard. Maximum daily entrance fees are $12.00 per vehicle effective until October 11. Beginning October 11, day use admission will be $4 per vehicle unless otherwise posted. Other fees apply for reserved facilities and pre-booked school and group programs, so please call us for details. Motor coach bus tours are welcomed!
Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum, is a recreated longhouse village of 1,000 years ago. Find your way through the palisade maze, explore a longhouse and take time to think about the life of the Haudenosaunee people. A museum displays archaeological artifacts from our collection in the Resource Centre, along with nature exhibits and hands-on activities for everyone! Audiovisual presentations are shown in the theatres. Visit the Turtle Trail Gift Shop with authentic, one of a kind local native crafts and stained glass.
Five nature trails and bridges, two of which are wheelchair accessible, wind through Carolinian woodlands and ravines. Don’t miss the Carey Carolinian Arboretum and Trail and Native Gardens! Enjoy the fall colours and birds as you stroll the woodlands, meadows and wetlands of Longwoods.
Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the whole day! There are lots of picnic tables and a pavilion with a barbeque may be rented for family reunions and special get-togethers. Boy Scouts and Girl Guides can book their campouts at one of three large group camping grounds. Our staff are available to teach popular badge workshops!
Plan a daytrip and come visit us soon! Call (519) 264-2420 to reserve your group’s activity! We are located a half hour west of London (6.5 km west of Delaware) and an hour east of Chatham at 8348 Longwoods Road (Middlesex County Road 2) Mount Brydges. For conservation area directions, fees and facilities please visit our website www.ltvca.ca and click on the Conservation Areas tab.
For Further Information Contact:
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority