April showers will bring May flowers and with warmer weather, our desire to get outside to enjoy fresh air, and explore grows. If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls, pack for adventure and add the following locations to your itinerary.
Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara Glen consists of 4km of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest. The area has an abundance of wild flora and fauna, prehistoric geological formations, and spots from which to view the rapid waters of the mighty Niagara River and Niagara River Whirlpool. The Glen is also a favourite spot for bouldering.
Queen Victoria Park
Located just steps away from the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview hotel, Queen Victoria Park is a must-visit outdoor destination in Niagara. The park is situated right across the street from the breathtaking Canadian Horseshoe Falls and features a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautiful gardens.
- Rock garden, hanging baskets, hybrid tea rose garden, and carpet bedding displays
- Park benches and well-groomed lawns
- In spring, over 500,000 daffodils in bloom
- Magnolia trees, tulips, and other beautiful blooms
Queen Victoria Park is the perfect place to visit if you want to sit and relax near Niagara Falls, go for a beautiful stroll, enjoy a picnic, or just soak up the sunshine in nature.
Niagara River Recreation Trail
Spanning 53kms on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, the paved trail is intended for non-motorized traffic and is favoured among runners, cyclists and those out for a stroll. From Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, past the Falls (and the Crowne Plaza Hotel) and beyond to Fort Erie, the path which runs alongside the Niagara River Parkway features stunning scenery which was regarded “as the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the World” by Sir Winston Churchill.
Niagara Wine Route
The Niagara Region is one of Canada’s most acclaimed wine regions, and with beautiful sights and experiences to be had, the Niagara Wine Route is definitely worth exploring.
With small boutiques to medium-sized operations and large estates, Niagara has so many amazing wineries just waiting to be experienced. And because the region possesses a unique micro-climate that makes for one-of-a-kind growing conditions, Niagara wines are unlike anything you’ve ever had before.