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8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls
5.1km from the Falls (3.2mi)

Since 2003, Heartland Forest has served Niagara Region and Southwestern Ontario through its universal dedication to inspire the lives of people of all ages and abilities to respect, protect and enjoy the world of nature. Programs include wetland and woodland restoration, environmental education and inclusive adventure camps; adaptable fitness and sports activities for children, adults and seniors; work experience and day programs for persons with disabilities; and a unique and accessible wood working shop. We are open to the public year-round – FREE OF CHARGE.

Located in the southwest portion of Niagara Falls, Heartland Forest is situated on over 200 acres that includes 4 kms of easy access trails meandering through grasslands, wetlands and the largest stand of Carolinian Forest in the Niagara Peninsula. The wetland is largely comprised of a swamp forest, also known as a slough forest. In terms of both wetland and Carolinian Forest coverage, this area presents one of the largest remaining ecosystems of its kind in the Niagara Region and is a valuable refuge for many species at risk.