Covering 660 hectares of land, Short Hills Provincial Park is the largest in the Niagara Region. It spans seven trails including the Paleozoic Trail, which offers a spectacular view of Swayze Falls. The park also contains a wide variety of animal and plant life including deer, wild turkeys, and many species of birds.
The park is named for the short hills that appear throughout as a result of glacial erosion more than twelve thousand years ago. If you’re a nature lover, you owe it to yourself to stop here, if only for a brief survey – its biodiversity and scenic beauty is astounding.
First and foremost, it's wrongly named. There is nothing short about some of the hills. Trail markings are inadequate, as is the signage. Trail distances are shown as "as the crow flies", not as...
This is a rather large park with many trails and a few starting points (parking). Most trails are easy paths with some elevations. However, there are some that can be challenging; one I had to jump...
In addition to two very photogenic waterfalls there is lots of variation in terrain. The winding trails pass around, between, and overtop of the park's signature glacially sculpted landscape. I had a...