If you’re looking for a spot to take in the changing leaves, you’ll have to add this fall hike in Niagara to your bucket list.
Woodend Conservation Area, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, has multiple trails to explore with stunning vantage points where you can take in the view.
The trails are pretty easy (with a few tougher spots) so it’s perfect if you’re just looking to take a stroll.
The conservation area is open for activities such as hiking and birdwatching and there is plenty of parking at the beginning of the trails. They are also popular for both skiing and cycling.
The hike will take you through a meadow and escarpment forest, as well as sweeping vistas of Lake Ontario.
These lookout points are the perfect opportunity to grab a photo, where you will see endless views of orange, yellow and red leaves.
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However, before you start hiking, it’s important to note that the space is for passive use only, which means that there are no facilities, like washrooms, on-site.
The conservation area is open year-round from sunrise and sunset, but the trails are not winterized and should be used at your own risk.
While exploring, you’ll be able to spot many different trees, including Black Cherry, Black Oak and Sugar Maple. As well as a variety of wildlife.
Looking for another fall hike in Niagara? You can check out Tipsy Theory’s ultimate guide to some of the best trails in the region that have stunning views of changing colours.
Or, you can visit Ontario Parks’ Fall Colour Map which reports when each of their parks has reached its peak viewing periods for the changing trees this season.
Keeping an eye on the map this fall means that you’ll never miss out on autumn’s most amazing photo opportunities.