Mount Brydges – ‘Step Into Nature’ at the Longwoods Road Conservation Area this spring! The Resource Centre and Ska-Nah-Doht Village will open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. beginning May 20 through to October 9. 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.
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. 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! Alternatively, an annual Season’s Day Use Permit may be purchased for $60 at the Longwoods Road and C.M. Wilson Conservation Areas (Blenheim), and the Conservation Authority Administration Building in Chatham (not valid for camping; allows free entrance to LTVCA hosted special events). Our Season’s Day Use Permit may be used at any of the LTVCA’s conservation areas.
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 wildflowers 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.
“LTVCA acknowledges the financial support of our 10 watershed member municipalities, our many granting partners and dedicated volunteers.”
For Further Information Contact:
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority