PLAN YOUR VISIT
TO RUTHVEN PARK

Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property.

Visit the Gate House office or call ahead so we can help you with admission details.

ADMISSION

Visit the Gate House office or call ahead so we can help you with admission details.
We have plenty of local events and activities year-round. Find out what's coming up!

LOCAL EVENTS

We have plenty of local events and activities year-round. Find out what’s coming up!
Learn the many reasons why Ruthven Park's unique offerings attract visitors from near and far.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

Learn the many reasons why Ruthven Park’s unique offerings attract visitors from near and far.

Plan Your Visit To Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property. Not all of the species are permanent residents. Migratory birds may use the property for breeding in the summer and feeding or resting in the spring or fall. Other species such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals may spend all or part of their time on Ruthven Park property as they move through their life cycle.

The 1860’s brick estate Gate House situated along Hwy. #54 welcomes visitors to the entry point of the grounds. Once on the property, make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit.  Hiking trails are situated throughout the property and provide the opportunity to walk through the Carolinian forest, view the river or enjoy the butterfly meadow.

Upcoming Events

Consider Ruthven Park This Giving Tuesday

The Giving Tuesday initiative began a few years ago to follow the high-profile holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was a day created to inspire people to give back to their communities and organizations in need of support closer to home after two days of activity meant to boost the economy […]

Only 1 Month Until Christmas! Gift Ideas From Ruthven Park

It’s hard to believe, but there are just 31 days until Christmas. Are you feeling the gift shopping crunch? Do you need unique ideas for family and friends? We have the inspiration you need! Give the Gift of Membership Purchasing a Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. membership is a wonderful way to support Ruthven […]

Christmas at Ruthven Park: Scottish Tea, Tia McGraff Concert, and Candlelight Tours

Ruthven Park staff are excited to announce the return of three wonderful Christmas programs for December 2017! They are listed in chronological order below. Scottish Tea and Tour: SOLD OUT! Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Time: 2:00pm Tickets/RSVP: Yes; please book and pay in advance. Cost: $14.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, $5.00 children. Address: 243 Haldimand […]

Retracing Major Andrew Thompson’s Steps With WWI Maps

On November 10, 2016, Map Specialist Gord Beck from McMaster University’s Lloyd Reeds Map Collection in Mills Memorial Library delivered a standout presentation to a captivated audience. His talk was called “Back to the Front 100 Years Later: Retracing the Steps of A. R. Thompson Using WWI Trench Maps” and a highly detailed Powerpoint accompanied […]

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Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0