Hiking the Niagara Glen Nature Trails
On July 10th we hiked the Niagara Glen Nature Trail. Probably one of our favorite hikes to date.
couple of pointers:
· It's “free” and open to the public daily.
· Arrive early.
o Parking is hard to find. Remember folks are hiking and having picnics and there is no time limit.
o Parking is $2.50 per hour.
o Alternatively buy the yearly pass for the Niagara Parks.
o We parked across from the Whirlpool Golf Course.
o This parking lot is about 800 m away from the main entrance to the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.
· Wear good hiking shoes.
· Budget for at least 3 hours hiking.
· Take water and snacks.
PLEASE DO NOT LITTER
More about the Niagara Glen Park.
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located near the Niagara Whirlpool along the Canadian side of the Niagara Gorge. It is one of the best-preserved remaining example of Southern Ontario's original Carolinian forest.
The Park is operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Ontario government. The hike is about 5km through the Carolinian forest.
The upper Whirlpool Trail is a 3km km out and back trail located near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels.
The whirlpool is a basin 518m (1,700 ft.) long by 365m (1,2
00 ft.) wide, with depths up to 38m (125 ft.).
There are two entrances.
If you park where we did and you face the gorge, to the right you can enter about 150 m to the purple trail or go left towards the main entrance.
Address: 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON
Hours: Opens 10 a.m. Monday to Sunday