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“Worth Putting Your Bike on a Rack For” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Niagara Parks Garden Trail

Niagara Parks Garden Trail
Canadian side of the Niagara River | Fort George to Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada
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Belleville, Canada
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“Worth Putting Your Bike on a Rack For”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I discovered the NPRT this summer and have taken my bike on every business or pleasure trip since. It is well-maintained, wide enough for walkers and bicyclists to pass, and gives some perspectives (particularly in the northern half) of the river that aren't easily had from a vehicle.
One recommendation: having spent my early years in Niagara Falls, and only recently returned for family and business matters, I find that tourists are still dangerous drivers to mix with bikes. Thus, I'd recommend that you cycle the on-road portion (from the Whirlpool to Dufferin Islands) as early in the day as possible, to avoid the probability of a near- or actual-collision with a rubbernecker, sudden u-turn or stop, or other unpredictable behavior. If you can't, then consider driving to Dufferin Islands and using it as your base to go to Ft Erie and back, and park at the Whirlpool Aero Car (there's an upper part to the lot) and use it as your base for the leg to/from Niagara on the Lake.
And finally, because the trail follows an old street-car line from the Whirlpool to Queenston, there is a gentle grade, off road, when one descends/ascends the escarpment. It makes the only really daunting part of the trail (other than the on-road portion) a pleasure.

Visited October 2012
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“Nordic walking(10K)fundraiser for osteoporosis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Beautiful scenery and gorgeous Autumn foliage..We enjoyed the post walk reception at Jackson triggs winery...also we stayed at an excellent B and B called Williams Gate and had a lovely dinner at "Rest" restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Bike riding around Niagara on the Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Enjoyed travelling around the bike trails in Niagara on the Lake. Also discovered farmlands very close to the city.

Visited September 2012
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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“We walked every where!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The trails and walking paths were so nicely laid out. We happened to be visiting Niagra on the Lake during the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812. The re-enactment soldiers were staying in the park and treated us all to a few demonstrations.

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Toronto, Canada
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“beautiful views of the river!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Well marked, walk, bike stroll, sit a lovely journey many benches to enjoy the view on the journey! You can rent bikes in the town or bring your own there is lots of places t park along the way. You can also bring a picnic lunch its very peaceful.

Visited October 2012
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