Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region offers some of the best hiking trails. With various difficulty levels, hiking can be easy, affordable and fun for the entire family. If you're seeking a guided hike, or want to learn more about the great outdoors, partake in one (or all) of the Niagara Region Interpretive Programs Office activities offered this winter.
All pre-scheduled programs are FREE and intended for individuals and families. Hike space is limited and pre-registration for these activities is required by phone, 716-282-5154.
|Jan. 1||DeVeaux Woods State Park||First Day Hikes: Hike through an old growth woods to the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail to see the Whirlpool and rapids. 11am - 12:30pm.|
|Jan. 1||Fort Niagara State Park||First Day Hikes: Enjoy a walk along the Niagara River, see the War of 1812 cemetery, and view the lighthouse, fort (closed 1-1-16), and the site where POWs were held in WWII. Visit the Officers Club museum displays. 2 - 3pm.|
|Jan. 1||Niagara Falls State Park||First Day Hikes: Join us for an afternoon stroll as we welcome the 1st day of the New Year at the falls! Stories will be told along the way in America's oldest state park! 1 - 3pm.|
|Jan. 17||Reservoir State Park||Niagara's Nature: If you are sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions then this display will not be available. 11:30am - 3:30pm.|
|Jan. 23||DeVeaux Woods State Park||21st Annual Winter Trails: Enjoy a snowshoe demonstration and walk through the field and old growth habitats of this park. Snowshoes will be provided. If there is no snow we will hike the trails. 11am - 1pm.|
|Jan. 30||DeVeaux Woods State Park||Niagara Ice Bridges: This is the time of year when ice forms in the Niagara River. Join us for a presentation and learn about this ice formation that we see most winters, yet attracted people to experience it much differently in years gone by. 10 - 11:30am.|
|Feb. 14||DeVeaux Woods State Park||Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk: Bring your friends, family, your significant other or just yourself out for a fun-filled night. Sip some hot chocolate while making your own lantern then go and discover the night through folklore and star gazing.|
|Feb. 16||DeVeaux Woods State Park||Winter Scavenger Hunt: Need a break from February Break? Bring the kids out for a winter scavenger hunt through DeVeaux Woods State Park and discover the signs of still-active nature! Finish the morning with a simple winter craft. 10 - 11:30am.|
|Feb. 27||DeVeaux Woods State Park||Underground Railroad History: Learn of a slave's journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Did slaves travel through the Niagara Frontier? See a power point presentation and a display of African and southern U.S. cultural items. 2 - 3:30pm.|
|Mar. 13||Reservoir State Park||Niagara's Nature: If you are sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions then this display will not be available. 11:30am - 3:30pm.|
|Mar. 20||Artpark State Park||First Day of Spring Walk: Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere! Emerge from winter hibernation and join us on a walk through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring. 1 - 3pm.|
|Mar. 26||Joseph Davis State Park||Signs of Spring: A relaxing hike to look for signs of nature springing back to life. 10am - 12pm.|