Trailing Along

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By mgasbarrino on January 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Photo Courtesy of Wagner

Photo Courtesy of Wagner

Picture this. You’re out in the open air after a long day of being crammed up in the car as you just made it on over to Niagara Falls for the weekend. You’re looking for a little adventure, a little spot where you can just step outside of the ordinary Niagara Falls tourist attractions such as Clifton Hill and step into a world of sheer bliss. The Niagara River Recreation Trail is the perfect spot for you to stretch your legs all the while taking in the perfect aura the Niagara River protrudes.


The trail itself runs 53 km (35 miles) long and travels from Fort George straight through to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The view and perfection this trail offers extends to blow your mind. If you’re one of those adventure seekers who enjoys a few perfect views along the way, than pedal or hike through this to see Chippawa Park, Black Creek, Queenston Heights, Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Whirlpool Aero Car. If you have a fascination of a whole lot of history and a passion for the outdoors, then you will capture memories of the past as plaques cascade the trail to showcase British regulars and local militiamen who thundered along this historic trail.

One thing to note is that the trail is not maintained in the winter months, therefore it’s always best to venture off on this trail through the three glorious months of warmth Canada provides. If you want to venture off on the trail during the winter months use extreme caution, as this is not recommended! So go on, get out there and enjoy a whole lot of adventure all the while getting in a exercise for the heart.

Photo Courtesy of Niagara River Recreation Trail

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