Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

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Key Info

3050 Niagara Pkwy

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary by season

Details

Hiking, Recreation, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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If you need a break from the crowds near the falls, visitors recommend you enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve. Situated off the Niagara Parkway on the Canadian side of the falls, this nature preserve overlooks the Niagara River and its natural whirlpool, offering more than 2 miles of trails through preserved Carolinian Forest.

Recent visitors enjoyed hiking through the preserve, especially in the fall, when the trees begin changing color. Reviewers were also impressed with the on-site nature center and its knowledgeable staff. From the center, visitors can also join daily guided hikes, which are available from May through August.

The reserve is open year-round. It's free to access, though you'll have to pay CA$1.25 (around $1) an hour for parking. For more information, visit the Niagara Parks website.

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