Outdoor Recreation

Niagara Falls and the surrounding region is framed by wondrous and sprawling natural beauty, providing an opportunity for nature lovers to explore the breathtaking area beyond the awe-inspiring waterfall.

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Botanical Gardens
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Centennial Lilac Garden
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Dufferin Islands
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Floral Clock
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Floral Showhouse
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Horse Play Niagara Inc.
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Niagara Fishing Adventures
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Niagara Glen
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Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
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Oakes Garden Theatre
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Paradise Grove
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Queen Victoria Park
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Queenston Heights
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The Niagara River Recreation Trail
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Whirlpool Aero Car
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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
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White Water Walk

Niagara Falls parks, trails and gardens are easily accessible to biking, hiking, walking - or even just a nice afternoon picnic. The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens offers 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens to explore and is home to the Butterfly Conservatory, providing a truly enriching experience for all seasons. And the heart of Niagara parks, Queen Victoria Park celebrates every season in style with a visual spectacle, from daffodils and tulips in spring to tree branches covered with the freezing mist of the Falls in winter. Niagara gardens such as the Parks Floral Showcase, Centennial Lilac Garden, Dufferin Islands, Oakes Garden Theatre, and Queenston Heights Park provide inspiration and delight. Whether by foot or bike, discover 56 kilometers (35 miles) of historical and horticultural sights along the Niagara River Recreational Trail, described by Sir Winston Churchill as "the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world." The Recreational Trail connects Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, meandering through parkland with views of the Niagara River and winding past places of historical and cultural interest, Niagara Falls, wineries, and beautiful homes and inns.

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