Beautiful Outdoor Destinations in Niagara

July 21, 2017 9:08 am

Visitors from all over the world come to Niagara Falls to see the amazing Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls, which is a remarkable experience that can be made even better with a visit to these other awesome outdoor destinations around the Niagara region.

Niagara Falls Horseshoe

Niagara Parkway & Brink of Horseshoe Falls

One of the most exciting parts of any visit to Niagara Falls is taking in the breathtaking beauty of the world famous waterfalls. A walk along the Niagara Parkway will take you past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, right up to the brink of the incredible Horseshoe Falls. You can stand behind it to see the massive volume of water flowing over the edge, look at the Hornblower boat cruising in the water below, and have a unique and special experience taking in one of the world’s remarkable natural wonders.

Niagara Gorge Trails

To connect with some incredible nature and spend an active morning or afternoon in Niagara Falls, hike along one of the Niagara Glen nature trails leading into the Niagara Gorge. You’ll find stunning views of the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids and there are trails of varying difficulties, so it’s easy to find the one that’s right for you.

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights was the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 and is now a spectacular park that is home to the Brock’s Monument tower, Laura Secord memorial, the Queenston Heights Restaurant, pavilions, picnic areas, and more. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re looking to have a relaxing day in nature while learning about local history.

Niagara on the Lake Vineyard

Vineyards of Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake has become a world famous wine growing region as many of the vineyards and wineries produce incredible red and white wines along with the very popular ice wine. A visit to Niagara on the Lake will connect you with breathtaking vineyard landscapes as well as beautiful buildings and gardens in the historic town’s charming downtown area.

Queen Victoria Park

Located directly across the street from the Horseshoe Falls, Queen Victoria Park is an expansive and beautiful park that sits right in the heart of the city’s tourist district. The park offers plenty of great places to sit and picnic and also features amazing seasonal flower and greenery displays, beautiful fountains, and well-groomed lawns for a spectacular park experience in an unbeatable location.