The leaves are starting to change colour and it’s almost time to get out and enjoy the view. There are so many hikes near Niagara that will have stunning sights of all the fall colours this year.
Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a more difficult challenge, the region is full of winding trails for you to explore.
We’ve put together a list of the six top hikes that you’ll want to add to your bucket list this autumn.
Upper Whirlpool Trails
Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, The Glen has four kilometres of rugged hiking paths that overlook the rapid waters of the Niagara River.
You can take a staircase down to the escarpment and take in the views of all the leaves that surround you (Just make sure to wear a good pair of hiking boots as these paths can be difficult to navigate).
Niagara River Recreation Trail
This massive trail stretches from Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake all the way to Fort Erie. It is a paved path perfect for walking or cycling.
The trail is divided into four separate sections and offers beautiful views of the water and the trees surrounding it.
Short Hills Provincial Park
This park located in Thorold has multiple trails that you can explore over those autumn months. Some paths will even have wonderful views of waterfalls.
Horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking are also other popular activities at this spot.
Sitting in the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, this trail offers one of Niagara’s most breathtaking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.
It is also named one of the best vantage points in Niagara to observe the annual spring hawk migration.
Twenty Valley Trail
This is one of the best hikes in Niagara. It is a two-kilometre stretch that goes from Balls Falls to Lake Ontario.
You can take in the views of this trail before hitting the Waterfront Trail, which stretches over 740 kilometres, all the way to the Quebec border!
Cayuga Grand Vista Trail
For both pedestrians and cyclists, this trail has a scenic view of the Grand River.
You can wander over a restored CN bridge and take in views of the fall colours from two different lookout platforms.