Overlooking the spectacular Niagara River, the Niagara Glen Nature Centre offers a wide array of refreshments and unique souvenirs.
The Niagara Glen is a unique spot of beauty deep in the Great Gorge that has been a designated Nature Reserve since 1992. Stairways lead to 4 km (2.5 mi) of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago.
Visitors should be aware that hikes through the Niagara Glen involve an elevation change of over 60 m (200 ft). Proper footwear suitable for steep and rugged terrain is required. The trails are well laid out and easily negotiated if you take your time! There's lots of interesting geology and biology to explore.
Please note that the Niagara Glen is a Nature Reserve that contains wild flora and fauna (plants and animals). Please observe all posted regulations, stay on trails that are marked and follow generally accepted trail etiquette. Fires are not permitted. Take only photos, leave only footprints!
Niagara Parks offers guided tours of the Niagara Glen during the spring and summer months. Daily hiking tours leave from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please call the Nature Centre for more information and availability: (905) 354-6678.
Paid parking is avaialble at Niagara Glen from May to October. Pricing will remain only $1.25 per hour or a maximum of $10 per day (covering 8 hours).