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Hiking and Walking Trails in Niagara

A spring visit to Niagara Falls offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the region’s many hiking and walking trails. After taking in the breathtaking beauty of the waterfalls check out any of these amazing trails for a fun and active afternoon that will reconnect you with nature:

Niagara Glen

Located along the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara Glen is a beautiful nature reserve that features a number of hiking trails running through areas of some of the most well-preserved Carolinian forest. The Niagara Glen also offers amazing views of the Niagara Whirlpool and Niagara Gorge, exposure to the area’s unique flora and fauna, and a wonderful spot for an outdoor adventure.

Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail, spanning from the Niagara River to Tobermory, Ontario, is the country’s longest and oldest hiking trail. The main part of the trail is more than 890 km long and its side trails span more than 400 km combined. The trail runs along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and hikers can start walking it where it begins at Queenston Heights, connecting with the region’s remarkable history and nature all along the way.

Niagara River Recreational Trail

The Niagara River Recreational Trail is a 53 km paved path that allows for non-motorized traffic to travel from Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake to the charming town of Fort Erie, spanning the length of the Niagara Peninsula. This trail takes visitors through beautiful nature and can be split up into four main sections that can be completed in about 1-2 hours each at a leisurely pace.

White Water Walk

While not a hiking trail, the White Water Walk is a worthwhile and breathtaking walking journey that takes visitors down to a boardwalk deep in the Niagara Gorge where they can experience the power of the class 6 Whirlpool Rapids and the incredible rock layers of the gorge up close.