Take a Hike and Look to the Skies
May 17th, 2013 George Bailey
The Niagara Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and The Niagara Parks Commission has teamed up to present a guided tour of the Niagara Glen Nature Area and a star-gazing event on Saturday, May 18th.
The free hiking tours take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Springtime is a great time to see the return of local birds in the glen and new growth such as the Red and White Trilliums.
Between 1- 3 p.m., visitors will be able to safely view the sun through “sun scopes”. Later in the day telescopes will be set up at approximately 8 p.m. to view the skies (provided the skies are clear).
The Niagara Glen Nature Area is located about a five minute drive north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway.