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“Amazing hiking trails and scenery. A good place to spend the day!”

Niagara Glen Nature Areas
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

My family visited the Glen for the first time last month. We've lived and hiked in Niagara our whole lives and this has got to be the best hiking we've ever done. You could spend hours or days hiking along the lower paths of the gorge.

Some of the paths run right along the edge of the river. Make sure you don't fall in or that'll be the end of you! We saw some teenagers hopping along the wet rocks at the water's edge. Very foolish. The Niagara River is considered Class 5 and Class 6 (depending on the section). But, for the most part, the paths are well away from the water's edge. Stay on the marked paths and you'll be fine.

Free parking up top and then you must descend stairs into the gorge. Definitely not wheelchair accessible. Only those in good health with stamina should attempt this hike. My family is active and fit so we had no problem.

There are washrooms and a gift shop (open seasonally) by the parking lot.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hiking is some of the best we have ever seen. We spent three days 2-4 hours a day, bouldering and hiking through this park and we can't wait to come back. The scenery is unlike any hike we have ever seen and the boulders are incredible. It should be mentioned that the bouldering pass is $20 per person and it's good for a year.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you enjoy a long hike this is the place to go...take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy a day seeing the Niagara Gorge

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife, kids and I had a wonderful afternoon hiking and getting close to nature. It was one of those memories we made as a family we will always remember fondly. Just us, the kids and the sunshine laughing and having a great time. I can't begin to describe how much fun our holiday to the Falls was this year. :)

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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

What a gem of a place! Awesome. We hiked down, through nice forest with loads of huge boulders (very popular for the sport of bouldering). The forest itself is great but then you see the river and gorge looking up to the whirlpool. We sat for ages on the large riverside rocks and took in the scenery and bathed in the tranquility. Also watched birds dive bombing for fish. If you are moderately fit and can walk for 1-2 hours this a great place. Paths can be rocky and some inclines but no specialist footwear is needed. Jeans and comfortable footwear are fine. Even if you don't do the hiking, the views from beside the visitor centre looking into the gorge are great to see. I also recommend stopping off at the nearby whirlpool scenic overlook.

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