Summer is for sailing, but I have to admit that I've missed my outings with my Hiking Buddies, so this weekend I was excited to join them on a hike at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve.
I've been to the Niagara Region numerous times over the past 25 years and had no clue that there is a beautiful scenic hiking trail in the area. I love discovering something new and this was worth the drive. Great Niagara Attraction for FREE!
A metal staircase took us 30 meters down the side of a cliff, which is the steepest part of the gorge. The trails wind though a Carolian Forest scattered with huge bolders, left behind thousands of years ago when they fell from the cliffs above.
There are a number of different trails to follow, we chose the one that hugs the Niagara River.
This is such a beautifully scenic hike that one can't help but get in a good mood. We had lunch at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Whirlpool. What a treat!
Hiking in this area involves an elevation change of over 200 ft, so we ended our hike climbing up a LONG staircase to reach the top again.. Pretty exhausting..
I'll be back here for sure...