Friday, 15 March 2013

Niagara River Recreation Trail (Niagara Falls)

If you are looking for a casual stroll on a sunny Sunday, or a place to roller blade, bike or run, the Niagara River Recreation Trail is the perfect area to do so. This is a 53km path that starts in Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake and runs along the Niagara River and up to the Queenston/Lewiston border crossing. The trail passes through forest areas, parks, back roads and urban areas along the Niagara Parkway.

Some of the best features are the amazing lookout points, where you will find many tourists with the cameras (which shows the beauty and popularity of the area). My favorite resting point is at the Sir Isaac Brock Monument. This is a massive statue of the historical figure of the War of 1812. The statue is located in a beautiful area with lookouts, a restaurant, fields and picnic areas. Learn about the War of 1812 and historical significance to the area. Below, in the river, you may also see the Whirlpool Jet Tours racing by in the summer time.

While you are exploring this side of Niagara, I suggest that you check out some popular local wineries such as Reif Estate Winery, Lailey Vinyard, Peller Estates Winery and Inniskillin Wines.


  1. Wine and hiking, I think that is a beautiful combination.

  2. An incredible area to be sure. Driven and walked around many times and it is well worth the time.