The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in partnership with the Friends of the Niagara Glen, are pleased to announce a “Spring in the Niagara Glen” nature program featuring guided hiking tours on Saturday, May 26.
The tours will begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and visitors are invited to join the guided hikes into the magnificent Niagara Glen to search for blooms of elusive rare and unique spring wildflowers (ephemerals) along with the return of local birds and other wildlife. Spring ephemerals, such as Red and White Trilliums, Wild Columbine, and Dutchman’s Breeches, are only in bloom for a short period of time each spring. From week to week, the variety of blooming wildflowers is constantly changing so you never know what you may see.
Guided hikes last approximately one to one and a half hours and require proper footwear suitable for rugged terrain. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and visitors are reminded to stay on marked trails and to abide by the “leave no trace” principle while in the Niagara Glen.
Hikes will be starting from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre which will be open that day. The Niagara Glen Nature Centre is located at 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, right across from the Whirlpool Public Golf Course.
NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.