The Best the Region has to Offer for Nature Trails
Niagara has a lot more to offer than just the falls and old Downtown! Get out and explore this summer (safely) by checking out some of the great trails in the area.
Niagara River Recreational Trail
The Niagara River Recreational Trail meanders through some of the most beautiful countrysides in the world. The great Winston Churchill drove along it and described it as “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. It is broken into four sections, each taking 1-2 hours to complete. Bring your bike too as this trail stretches for 53 kilometers!
Located about 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, this trail contains not one, but TWO waterfalls! Get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown and escape to this picturesque trail. Keep an eye out for the mill and be careful of the steep gorge if hiking with children.
Ball’s Falls Historical Park Loop
A little off the beaten path at 35 kilometers from Niagara Falls, but definitely worth the drive. Ball’s Falls are two-thirds the height of Niagara Falls but not nearly as busy. So get out and snap some Instagram-worthy pics without all the people!
This list would not be complete without the White Water Walk! Travel by elevator down 70 meters to the base of the Great Gorge and walk along the impressive Riverside Boardwalk. There are plenty of viewing platforms to get a closer look at the Whirlpool Rapids traveling by at 48 km/hr! Be sure to book in advance and follow all your local health guidelines.
Great for cyclists, this trail stretches hundreds of kilometers. Do it section by section or try to go the entire way if you are up for a challenge! The Bruce Trail has everything from wineries, to historical landmarks, to clear blue water. Get out and explore!