Guidelines For Visitors To Ruthven Park

Here are some guidelines to assist you while planning your visit:

  • Hiking trails are to be used at your own risk. Please stay on the designated paths to avoid contact with poison ivy and trampling the wildflowers and other undergrowth.
  • Check yourself for ticks during spring and summer months after walking along trails or through tall grass.
  • Bicycles are not permitted on the trails due to damage and safety of the cyclist.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the seasons so you may enjoy the breathtaking outdoor spaces.
  • Leave the flowers, plants, and seeds for others to enjoy.
  • Fences, walls, or trees are not to be used for climbing.
  • Picnic tables and accessible public washrooms are available on site.
  • Ample free parking is available.
  • Pets must always be on a leash while exploring the grounds. Always pick up after your pet.
  • Pets are not allowed in the mansion (with the exception of service animals).
  • Consumption of food and /or drink is not permitted in the mansion
  • Photography on the grounds for non-commercial use is permitted. Any professional photography or filming for purposes other than personal use is permitted by the payment of a pre-arranged fee.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in the mansion.
  • The Coach House and grounds are available for pre-booked private functions and meetings. The mansion is available for media and commercial film shoots.
  • Air conditioning is not available in the mansion or Coach House.
  • Hunting of any kind is not permitted on the site.
  • The use of strollers in the mansion is not recommended due to stairs to enter the building and to move from the first floor to the second floor inside.
  • Gift shop purchases can be made in the mansion.
  • The use of drones on site is prohibited.

The above information is subject to change without notice.



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Phone: (905) 772-0560 

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