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Niagara Glen, Niagara on the Lake

Niagara Glen Cleanup Day

Spend a day exploring and caring for one Southern Ontario’s most beautiful hiking trails as part of the Niagara Glen Cleanup Day.
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Niagara Glen Cleanup Day

May 7, 2022 · 10AM – 2PM

Join us for our annual Niagara Glen Cleanup Day and spend a day exploring and caring for one Southern Ontario’s most beautiful hiking trails. Discover Niagara Parks’ pristine pocket of Carolinian forest while helping to create a greener, healthier Niagara River Corridor! Garbage bags, gloves and a complimentary lunch will be provided. All ages are welcome.

Registration is required for this free event. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your ticket to collect your Cleanup Day supplies and lunch.

Participants are strongly encouraged to dress for the weather, wear proper footwear and bring sufficient water. Complimentary parking will be provided at the Glen.

Keep exploring

Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.

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A man picking up empty water bottles at Niagara Glen Cleanup Day

Cleanup Day Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Distribution of supplies at the Niagara Glen trailhead

10:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Niagara Glen cleanup

12:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Complimentary lunch

What to Bring

Niagara Parks will supply garbage bags, gloves and a complimentary lunch. We recommend participants arrive prepared with the following:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Proper footwear
  • Sufficient water
Two people picking up recycling materials at Niagara Glen Cleanup Day
Red danger sign for water safety at Niagara Glen

Safety Tips

    • Know the terrain and know your physical limits.

Some of the trails found throughout the Niagara Glen can be strenuous. Remember, every step you take to descend into the Gorge, is a step you must take to come back up!

    • Stay away from the water.

The river is beautiful, but it’s fast, it’s deep, and it’s very dangerous. Swimming is NOT permitted.

    • Leave no trace.

Take only pictures, leave only footsteps. We ask that you do not touch cultural and historic structures or artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you found them.

Niagara Glen

The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool. It is one of Southern Ontario’s most renowned outdoor destinations for hikers, cyclists, conservationists, boulderers and anyone seeking an opportunity to connect with nature. Visitors can enjoy tours of the Glen and special, family-friendly programming offered through the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

A view of the Niagara River Whirlpool from the Niagara Glen