Niagara River Recreation Trail

Niagara River Recreation Trail

Niagara River Recreation Trail
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SimonOnVacation
Toronto, Canada356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We've been riding our bikes on this trail for quite some time now and we love it. The path is never the same - rolls down, slight inclines, nice turns, scenic views and nature all around. You can even do your own winery tours, vegetable and fruit stand shops abound on the weekends as well.
Written 26 August 2021
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Stacy G
Jacksonville, FL293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
This place can be kind of confusing...lots of trails criss-cross...lots of walking trails in the area. You can walk for miles! It was a gorgeous day but I had another destination to get to....I HIGHLY recommend this area!
Written 3 June 2024
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Bre P
Orillia, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
First time we visited and explored the Niagara River Trail!! We had no idea this was here and were so thrilled to have stumbled upon it. As avid hikers, finding places to explore on foot is amazing. These trails go on and on with many places to explore on your own while still being able to find a path easily.
Written 12 October 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A great walk at Niagara on the lake. The trails are very beautiful and a great Riverview. The area is very well maintained and clean.
Written 2 June 2024
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EagleEyeBoston
Boston, MA895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
Unlike most reviewers, we did not bike -- it was winter, and we had dogs! But the path is in a great spot, scenic, quiet, the river on one side (look across to the USA) and a residential neighborhood or wineries or Ft. George on the other side. Good for walking, not just biking.
Written 1 January 2014
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cbrankley
Pittsburgh, PA3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
My husband and I biked this trail from Niagara-on-the-lake to the falls and had a fabulous ride.The trail is paved and mostly flat except for the climb up the escarpment which was a bit of a challenge. Be aware that you must ride on the road for the last mile or two which can be a little nerve racking with all the falls traffic. The trail also ends for awhile in Queenston as you ride through the streets of the town, and we did become a little confused as to exactly where to pick up the trail again. Fortunately, a very friendly and helpful local guided us back to the trail. The trail is quite scenic with many wineries and local orchards along the way. We stopped at the floral clock and the butterfly conservatory on our way to the falls. The whole trip including our stops took us less than 5 hours. It was a great way to spend a day while visiting the lovely NOTL.
Written 27 June 2013
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Michael P
Annapolis, MD282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
It's hard to write anything different than what has been written already. Everything is true. However, we like to bike but are not hard core. Our suggestion is to park at the Queenston restaurant (at the round-about) and pick up the trail from there. It took a good hour to ride into the Falls giving you all the exercise you need without killing yourself. When close to the Falls cross the street and ride on the sidewalk for safety. Fewer pedestrians are on that side.
Written 12 August 2013
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HotelierJohn
Ontario, Canada265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Yes, the Falls are spectacular, as well as the Gorge and Whirlpool, but the truly best part of this region is the continuous park system that runs the entire length of the Canadian side of the Niagara River, from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stop almost anywhere (with free parking outside of the Falls zone) for walking, biking, roller-blading, and, of course, picnics. The best views can be found in the Locust Grove opposite Queenston Heights.
Written 19 September 2017
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Ted S
Calgary159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
I was stuck at a conference in Niagara Falls and needed to get out and see something real and natural, so I rented a bike and rode to NOTL and back on a very pleasant Saturday in mid-November. It was a wonderful break from the tourist hell that Niagara Falls is.

It is about 25 km each way (I didn't go north towards Fort Erie) and fairly easy riding if you are a regular rider - pretty flat except for the one big ride down the escarpment and then back up at Queenston Heights. There are lots of places to stop along the way for scenic views, but frankly most of time there are trees and forest beside you and you don't have views very much of the time.

The most unusual and unexpected stop was at a Buddhist Monastery just as you leave NF, that was very pleasant and serene and quite beautiful. I also had a very nice stop at Queenston Hieghts at the Brock Monument - about half way between NF and NOTL. You can also stop at the Butterfly Garden and other gardens, as well as wineries when you get closer to NOTL.

Another good idea is that you can leave NF early and spend time on the tourist walk before the crowds start to come and enjoy it before heading out.

There is a separate bike path almost the whole way though you have to cross the highway a couple of times. I did not see the path leaving Queenston Heights and took the road down, which really wasn't a problem, but coming back up I managed to find the path up so I didn't have to use the road, which would not have been fun. It really wasn't that big a deal to ride back up either, even after a sample of ice wine from a winery near the bottom.

I rented a hybrid bike from ZOOM Leisure bikes - they delivered and picked it up at my Hotel - it was a good enough bike, but it is never the same as riding your own.

There are a few places to use washrooms if you need, like at Queenston Heights or the wineries. There was very little car traffic, and they are respectful of my bike when I was on the road, but it was mid November and there would probably be much more traffic at other times of the year, both on the trail and on the roads.

There are a couple of nice parks along the river and lake in NOTL and they have very good gelato there for a snack.

So it is a great way to see the country side and get some fresh air and get out of NF for a day. However, it is not a stunning nature ride in the wilderness. But if a pleasant day of riding is your thing, it is a great way to send the day and tour around.
Written 20 November 2013
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mombd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
When you come down to NOTL for a walk-about don't forget to bring your dog!
NOTL is very dog friendly-out door patios, paths and park land with forested areas to explore. Many outdoor patios put out water bowls for thirsty pooches to indulge. The trials, park lands, forests areas and lake front beach are perfect to share with your dogs (leashes and poop-and- scoop required).
NOTL does have a 'Leash Free' area to let your 4-legged friend run about at "The Commons". (four free parking areas around the site, bring your own poop-and-scoop bags)
HOW TO FIND... King Street -look for the large field just past the playground and outdoor pool across from The Pillar and Post Inn and Spa by the "Butler's Barracks" (A Canadian Heritage Site). This is also part of the Bruce Trail paths - This field, surrounding paths, and forests are open to the public with leash free walking allowing playtime for dogs and owners. Don't forget to poop-and-scoop and sticks are plentiful for a game of fetch. Enjoy!
Written 1 April 2013
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