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“Great Hike!”

Niagara Glen Nature Areas
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We loved hiking down the trails to the edge of the river. I suggest bringing a backpack with a picnic lunch. You can sit on the rocks by the river and watch the whirlpool jet boats take people over the rapids. It was beautiful! The trails were all marked with colored arrows and were easy to follow.

3  Thank Janet G
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Bring a picnic and wear comfortable walking shoes. There are a number of trails that you can take, including one that will bring you down to the "beach" are of the whirlpool. The hike down and up is worth it, and you could easily while the afternoon away watching the whirlpool go counter clockwise. Don't bother with the whirlpool jet, more money for a boat ride.

Thank paroxario
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a nice place! Pack a backpack with bug spray, water, snacks, a first aid kit, water shoes, map, cash, and a good attitude. Take the green line bus route to the Glen and walk right over to the welcome center. Print off a map off the internet before you go because they only sell mediocre maps there. Take the trail down the hill to the metal stairs and hike in your hiking shoes! We took the white trail down to the blue trail over to where it merged with the green trail. There is access to the river there is a safe calm inlet away from the swift waters so be safe and only swim there and change into your water shoes! There are sharp rocks so barefoot is dangerous. The Glen has lots of trails and it's very beautiful so take your time and enjoy nature. The trails can be rocky and we witnessed a rescue of a hiker that fell and bonked her knee. We got to see ambulances, fire trucks, paramedics, and police on the scene! Plan on a couple of hours down there so pack lots of water and snacks and don't hike alone. Buddy system and safety first! When you are done, get back on the green line bus (which only goes north here) and just stay on it as it flips around South after a couple of stops. We got off at the floral clock to see that which is cool. It also stops at the botanical garden and butterfly conservancy. You can also bike to the Glen which is about 6 miles out of town. We biked the previous day up to Niagara on the lake for shopping, dining, playing in Lake Ontario, and visiting Ft. George. Don't miss this cool town and hike the Glen!

4  Thank Tomster5
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

FANTASTIC secluded area for nature walks and photography. NOTE: 1. Make sure you are in good shape and have no medical issues. The walk down and back up the flight of stairs at the beginning is steep; 2. Wear good hiking boots, some part of the trail are challenging. 3. STAY AWAY FROM THE WATER'S EDGE!!!!! It's the whirlpool area with some of the fastest waters in North America. Don't even dangle you feet in the water! It's NOT worth the risk! And even if you could be rescued, which is highly unlikely, you'll get a huge rescue bill! 4. NOT SUITABLE for children under 8y and most seniors because of the trail and stairs.

5  Thank Sheumais
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent option if you enjoy hiking and are looking for something free to do in the area. I wish we had found this sooner and had more time as would have really enjoyed a longer hike. We saw a lot of people with flip flops and would not advise this as the trail is rugged and slippery as it is climbing over rocks and dirt trails. Very cool to see the rapids and whilpools on the ground level. Take water and snacks if going for longer than an hour or so.

Thank mlpcgo
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