Sedimentary deposits and glacial till once filled this valley, until Twelve Mile Creek sliced through, forming the “Short Hills.” Animals living here include white-tailed deer, coyote, and meadow vole. Pawpaw and sweet chestnut trees are among the southern plants.
Park Facilities and Activities: There are trails and three parking lots but no other visitor facilities. Hiking, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking are popular activities in the park. There are trails restricted to hiking only. Please also check out the Friends of Short Hills Park website.
Location: About 4 km southwest of St. Catharines, along the Niagara Escarpment. Access is via Cataract, Roland, or Pelham roads.