Step into Nature with History!

Across the zone there are great spots to take into nature with the exploration of historical museums within conservation areas.  Connect with nature as a family as you step back in time!  Check out these two locations in the London area.

Ska-Nah-Doht Village, Long Woods Road Conservation Area, Lower Thames Conservation Authority

Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum, is a recreated longhouse village of 1,000 years ago. The Village is based on data collected by archaeologists and the Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge passed on by the First Nations people.  Find your way through the palisade maze, explore a longhouse and take time to think about the life of the Haudenosaunee people.  A museum displays archaeological artifacts from a collection in the Resource Centre, along with nature exhibits and hands-on activities for everyone!

The Resource Centre and Ska-Nah-Doht Village will open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. until Thanksgiving Monday October 10.  Gates remain open with picnic grounds and nature trails till sunset daily.    After October 10, buildings will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The park grounds will be remain open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. until sunset.

Longwoods is a 155-acre conservation area owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.

Take in the Trails too - Five nature trails and bridges, two of which are wheelchair accessible, wind through Carolinian woodlands and ravines. Don’t miss the new Carey Carolinian Forest Arboretum and Trail!  Enjoy the wildflowers and birds as you stroll through the woods and meadows at Longwoods. A wetland boardwalk spans the marsh. View nesting Red-winged Blackbirds, geese and ducks, or enjoy listening to the frogs and see turtles basking in the sun.


Address: 8348 Longwoods Rd, Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0

Telephone: (519) 264-2420



Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an early example of the museum type known as a “Pioneer Village,” initially developed in mid 20th century Ontario by Conservation Authorities.

It tells the story of rural communities in the former townships of Westminster, London, North Dorchester, Delaware, West Nissouri and Lobo in Middlesex County from 1820 to 1920 and the founding and development of the City of London up to 1840.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is owned and operated by the not-for-profit charity known as the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum with the support of the City of London, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, the Municipality of Thames Centre and the Municipality of Middlesex Centre. 


Hours: Tuesday to Sunday & Holiday Mondays: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Address: 1424 Clarke Road, London ON N5X 4A1 - Enter - Fanshawe Conservation Area Gates

Telephone: (519) 457-1296