Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

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  • Address: Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Nature

After you’re done admiring the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, head over to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve to get a glimpse of the Gorge and how it used to look before the European settlers came in. The best way to get the most out of the trip, sign up for a hike and follow a picturesque trail down the gorge and into the woods.

  • The hiking trails are only made available in the summer with a nominal fee.
  • The reserve is open to public based on the weather conditions, so call ahead.

  • Bridge St. (Amtrak station)
  • Niagara Parkway + Niagara Glen (Green line, bus No 300)

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  • Savoury and Sweet (European, French, German and Hungarian cuisines served)
  • Betty's (Canadian cuisine served)

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  • Niagara Glen Nature Reserve Address: Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • Niagara Glen Nature Reserve Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Niagara Glen Nature Reserve Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Niagara Glen Nature Reserve(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Niagara Glen Nature Reserve: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 22.63% of people who visit Niagara Falls include Niagara Glen Nature Reserve in their plan

  • 73.08% of people start their Niagara Glen Nature Reserve visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

54.9% of people prefer walking in order to reach Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

People normally club together Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara Falls while planning their visit to Niagara Glen Nature Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • An amazing place with so much to explore!! I would definitely recommend the majority of this to people who are agile as it can be quite slippery and there's a lot of up and down on rocks. There is a trail that walks along the edge for a good 20 minutes with amazing views that is all level ground which I would recommend to anyone worried about their knees or is in a wheelchair, etc. For the lower portion that goes into the gorge, this place has an endless amount to explore and never gets old. There are even rock climbing groups! I used to avoid this place since it's a tourist hot spot but honestly, it's worth it and you can learn the right time to go for a quieter experience. You get amazing views of the rapids and can watch the water jets in summer. My only critique is that they still need more markers. They've improved it so much (I used to get lost and just go in circles til I got fed up and found my way out) but there's still a lot of room for improvement. I get asked constantly "how do we get out of here?" so there still needs to be better signage. I once met some older women that had been lost for almost an hour so we led them out to the stairs. Definitely check this place out for the views, just keep your bearings in mind if you are new to this place and unfamiliar with it! There's also an awesome little swimming hole :)

  • An amazing place to hike! Giant boulders everywhere and a good view of the Niagara river compliment the trail systems that intertwine in the Glen. The terrain is pretty rocky so bear in mind this might not be the best hike for very small children or pets, but if your careful the whirlpool (purple) trail takes you all the way along the river and is a great 2-3 he hike round loop. There is also bouldering here in the summer.🌲🍁

  • What a great find. We've been in the area many times but never checked out the Glen. Beautiful spot in late fall. Hiking was a bit challenging because of recent rain and all the fallen leaves but taking it slow and steady made for enjoyable hiking. There is much to see and explore. Centre was closed for the season but washrooms were open which was nice.

  • The hiking here was my absolute favorite thing we did in Niagara Falls. I highly recommend these trails to anyone. You can see the whirlpool on one end and as you continue your hike you can watch rapids boats going up and down the river. It's incredibly beautiful. There are also bouldering trails here, which are very popular.

  • The nature trails are great. Very scenic. Especially great if you like bouldering. The shop sells the newest guidebook, chalk, brushes and other things you might need. The nature center itself is really awesome too. Definitely check out the nature reward system they have. You'll learn a lot and the staff is very knowledgeable. Big shoutout to Nate for being so helpful and teaching us so much about our recent fossil finds!

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