This post was contributed by Suzanne Elly.
When you travel, it’s nice to incorporate some of the pastimes you enjoy while at home into your itinerary. With a bit of planning, this is something that is relatively easy to do.
For example, the hotels near Niagara Falls Canada are located really close to some of the best hiking trails. To enjoy them, all you need to do is to plan ahead a little and pack the appropriate clothing. Below are some suggestions of the treks and trails you might like to enjoy during your stay in the area.
For further information, maps and advice on each trail, you can ask at your hotel.
The Niagara Recreation Trail
This is a simple 24km walking trail that takes you down the back roads away from the crowds that build up around the waterfalls. The path is paved, so is usable in most weather. This is considered to be a moderate level walk.
The White Water Walk
This tourist walking tour takes you through the Great Gorge. During your walk, you will pass the whirlpool rapids. To get to the trailhead you take an elevator down to the base of the gorge, which is an interesting way to start a walk.
The Niagara Section of the Bruce Trail
This is a fairly long point to point walk. This section of the trail covers a total of 66kms. You can either hike the entire length or just the sections you are interested in. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy historical landmarks, wineries and the beautiful water.
The Beamer Memorial Conservation Trail
If are looking for a short, yet interesting, loop walk this is a good one. Oddly, you have to navigate some stairs to reach part of the trail. But, the views make it well worth the effort of doing so.
The Woodend Conservation Area
This is a 3.2km loop trail. It is one people of all skill levels enjoy. The conditions underfoot and the fact that the elevation gain is only 54 meters is why so many people who are new to hiking enjoy this walk.
Niagara Glen to the Floral Clock
If you want to mix in a little trail running this is the place to do it. The trail takes you out and back across 6.4kms of moderate terrain. During your walk or run, you will likely spot dozens of different birds. The area is very popular with bird watchers.
You could also try out bouldering.
If you fancy having a go at bouldering while you are staying in the area, you can. You can buy permits from the Butterfly Conservatory or Niagara Glen Nature Centre. But, you will have to sign a waiver form when doing so.
Take in the fantastic waterfalls!
Of course, while you are there you really need to take the time to enjoy the magnificent waterfalls. You can get great views of them from the air, boats, cable cars, viewing platforms and even go behind the actual falls. This official Canadian tourism site tells you more about the different ways you can view and experience these huge waterfalls.