Mount Brydges – The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority invites you to bring the family to Longwoods Road Conservation Area to celebrate the autumn season! Longwoods and Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum will be “rustling” with the sights, sounds, smell and the tastes of the harvest as we present “Tastes of Fall” on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
There will be fun activities for the whole family. This is the perfect time to experience Longwoods, whether it’s for the first time or the hundredth! Free with your paid admission, sample corn soup and fry bread. You can make a clay pot. There will be pumpkin painting for children just in time for Halloween. Challenge your friends to squash bowling and win a handmade corn husk doll. Make sure you leave time for a wagon ride through the park to view the fall colours.
Our friends from of the Ontario Archaeological Society will demonstrate the ancient art of making stone tools. Using techniques from 12,000 years ago, flint knapping is North America’s oldest technology. Come and try the stone tool puzzles or test your skills as a hunter by throwing a spear.
There will be art demonstrations by the Strathroy Arts Group. Start your Christmas shopping early with a unique gift! Visit one of the many local vendors featuring First Nations handmade crafts, soaps, fused glass and one of a kind stained glass.
There will be entertainment including guitars, banjos and music for all ages.
We are excited to have the Longwoods Quilt – a must see exhibition. Commemorating the War of 1812, “Defending a Nation” is a hand-made work as beautiful as it is thought provoking. It is also part of the ever growing Barn Quilt Trail. Replicated quilt squares can be seen along the barns and roadside homesteads of the Longwoods Road (Middlesex County Road #2) from Wardsville to Delaware.
After all this excitement if you need a quiet moment, take a trip back in time as you tour Ska-Nah-Doht with its recreated longhouses and palisade maze. Hike the 10 km of nature trails and take the suspension bridge over to the marsh boardwalk. Bring your own picnic lunch. Plan to spend a family afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Longwoods Road Conservation Area.
Admissions are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth and FREE for those under 6 or pay the “Family Rate” $20.00 (2 adults and 2 or more children).
Located at 8348 Longwoods Road (Middlesex County Road #2), just one half hour west of London or one hour east of Chatham, between Delaware and Melbourne. It’s easy to get to even off Hwy #401 and #402, just follow the blue tourism signs for Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum!
For Further Information About this Event Contact:
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority