The Niagara Glen is a beautiful natural area located deep in the Niagara Gorge that’s home to numerous trails and paths leading through Carolinian forest to incredible views of the Niagara River and rapids. With approximately four kilometres of trails to explore, the Niagara Glen is a wonderful place to get active, spend some time outdoors, and connect with the remarkable natural beauty of Niagara Falls.
And now is the perfect time to visit since Niagara Parks has just unveiled the newly revitalized Niagara Glen Nature Centre which acts as the trailhead facility for the Niagara River gorge and features new programming focused on outdoor adventure and education. The nature centre was originally built in 1923 and has a rich history that’s definitely worth exploring while visiting Niagara.
The many hikers, sightseers, cyclists, conservationists, fishermen, boulderers, and nature lovers that visit the Niagara Glen each year have made it into a renowned and beloved outdoor destination because of its beautiful native trees and plants, prehistoric rock formations, the rushing waters of the Niagara River, and much more.
The entrance to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve and the newly reopened Nature Centre, where you can get all of the information you need on trails and hiking, are located along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara on the Lake. And make sure to check out some of the other beautiful outdoor destinations in Niagara Falls like the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids, Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and of course the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.