Heartland Forest is a unique natural attraction 'Where Learning Comes Naturally.' We are dedicated to enriching the lives of all people through the enjoyment of nature.
For over a decade, Heartland Forest has served Niagara Region and Southwestern Ontario through its universal dedication to inspire the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Programs include environmental education and inclusive adventure camps; adaptable fitness and sports activities for children, adults and seniors; brain injury rehabilitation; work experience programs for persons with disabilities; and a unique and accessible wood working shop.
Located within the urban boundary of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Heartland Forest is a wonderful example of a Carolinian Forest including seasonal wetlands that clearly demonstrate the amazing diversity of life that exists here. It is a joy to see all ages and abilities, whether it is seniors, families, individuals with special needs or school and community groups learn and grow while enjoying the new Nature Centre, accessible trails, gardens, carvings, ponds, mini-putt and picnic and interpretative areas. People come from all over Southwestern Ontario to visit Heartland Forest with over 25,000 visitors annually. Admission is free thanks to the generosity of countless volunteers and donors.
Natural Features include frog and turtle ponds, rich Carolinian forest which features vernal pools and large inventory of unique species of birds, trees, and amphibians.