Recreation Trail Development

Constructed in 1986, the Niagara River Recreation Trail is a 53-kilometre paved path for non-motorized traffic along the Canadian side of the Niagara River, stretching from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

About the Trail

The recreation trail is a popular destination for walking, jogging and cycling, providing stunning views of the Niagara River and the spectacular lands and features that make up the Niagara River Corridor. The recreation trail also connects to larger trail systems including the Trans Canada Trail, the Waterfront Trail, the Greater Niagara Circle Route and the Greenbelt Route and the Empire State Trail.

The recreation trail is in need of repair to keep up with the growing demand and use by local residents and tourists alike. In addition to paving work, there are numerous foot bridges that require repair. Through the Niagara Parks Foundation, all 53 kilometres of the Niagara River Recreation Trail will be completely restored and preserved so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.


More ways to give

The Niagara Parks Foundation aims to support Niagara Parks in its stewardship initiatives through funding, research and public education. Make a one-time donation, monthly gift, or dedicate a tribute to a loved one.

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Foundation Projects

Paradise Grove Forest Management

Paradise Grove Forest Management

One of the priority projects that the Niagara Parks Foundation is supporting is tree planting along the Niagara River corridor. Each year, Niagara Parks has a goal of planting 5,000 trees to achieve a 35% canopy cover by 2028.

Memorial Trees & Benches

Memorial Trees & Benches

The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute that benefits the community and natural environment, and memorial benches offer a unique remembrance of a loved one in one of Niagara Parks’ many beautiful settings.