Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your family from The Lower Grand River Land Trust and staff.
Ruthven Park National Historic Site will be closed from December 21 – January 4 inclusive and will be back open on Saturday, January 4th for Ruthven’s Christmas Bird Count. Please note, phone messages will be returned over the holidays.
Link to Newsletter: December 2019 Newsletter
We thank you for your support over the year and look forward to your involvement in 2020.
How many birds will you be able to find and identify at our Christmas Bird Count for Kids? Celebrate the final weekend of your winter break with a family day trip to help us count the wild birds at Ruthven Park.
Join us in the new year on January 4th, 2020 from 9 am – 12 pm to learn how to identify birds while birdwatching and help contribute to ongoing citizen science efforts. Participate in bird banding (weather permitting), create your own bird craft to bring home, and explore the grounds of Ruthven with experienced professionals to identify and record all of the species in the field. Hot chocolate will be provided! Remember to bring your binoculars! No registration is required, we hope to see you out!
Get into the holiday spirit as you enjoy a traditional Scottish tea featuring locally-baked scones and baked goods, followed with a tour of the Thompson Mansion decorated for the season and a fun holiday craft.
$25 per person includes tour, refreshments and a small craft. Pre-registration is required, call us today to reserve your spot; 905-772-0560.
Join us for an evening, touring the historic Thompson mansion decorated for the holidays. Tours begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 10, Thursday, December 12, Tuesday, December 17 & Thursday, December 19
7:00 pm start – $20 per person includes tour, refreshments and a small craft. Pre-registration is required, call us today to reserve your spot; 905-772-0560.
*We need a minimum of 8 people on the tour for it to run.
Can’t make one of Ruthven’s Christmas events, then don’t miss the opportunity to do a public tour of the Thompson Mansion. Step back in time and see how the different generations celebrated the holidays from Hogmanay to the 1970’s it will be sure to bring back memories.
Tours begin Wednesday, December 4 and run every Wednesday – Friday until December 20. Tour times are 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Regular admission applies, no pre-booking required!
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – By change Saturday and Sunday (Oct 14 – Nov 3)
The Mansion: Tours by appointment only, groups of 15 people or more. Call for more information 905-772-0560
Christmas Tours: Public tours begin December 4 – 20th, Wednesday – Friday only; guided tours at 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
Bird Banding: Banding lab is open September 1 – November 7 for the fall migration. Sunrise until 12 noon, weather dependent.
Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or www.ruthvenpark.ca
Phone: (905) 772-0560
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0