Trails to Check out Near Niagara Falls

Summer is here and that means I’m itching to go exploring. The other day, H and I decided to take an impromptu road trip down to Niagara Falls to go do just that. Other than the mandatory outlet shopping, here are some trails near Niagara Falls to check out!

Trails Near Niagara Falls

The Bruce Trail (St. Catherines)

The Bruce Trail is a continuous footpath that follows the Niagara Escarpment from Queenston to Tobermory. A 20-kilometre section with associated side trails winds through St. Catharines. At 840 km long, the Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada.


Niagara River Parkway Recreation Trail (Niagara Falls)

The Niagara River Parkway Recreation Trail (walk, bike, run, rollerblade) is a 56-kilometre paved trail runs parallel to the Niagara River and is a part of Trans Canada Trail Link. The trail starts at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake and ends at Anger Street in Fort Erie.

Greater Niagara Circle Route (Niagara)

The Greater Niagara Circle Route Trails System is over 140 km long and consists of mostly off-road, paved trails suitable for walking, running, cycling, or rollerblading. The paved trail passes through different areas such as urban centres, the Niagara Escarpment, waterfronts, and rural/agricultural areas.

Friendship Trail (Fort Erie)

The Friendship Trail extends 16 kms across the Town of Fort Erie, running parallel to the shore of Lake Erie. The trail leads to historic Old Fort Erie, Lake Erie and the Niagara River Recreation Trail. The trail is used by walkers, hikers, runners, cyclists and rollerbladers in the summer, and hikers and cross-country skiers in the winter.

QOTD: Do you refer paved trails or backwoods trails? Ever take an impromptu hiking trip?

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17 thoughts on “Trails to Check out Near Niagara Falls

  1. I love running on trails. That’s actually where I do most of my running these days, though my trails are sandy desert trails. I’m a little cautious of backwoods trails or ones that are too rocky or uneven now since I cracked my kneecap in a fall last year. Don’t need to do that again!

  2. Love the look of that trail! I found a trail near me and I really liked it but then my sister made me paranoid about running there alone, and how what if i fall and get knocked unconsious lol so now idk…but I do want to do more trail running!

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