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Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and explore Niagara's diverse local ecology at Paradise Grove. Located at the north end of the Niagara Parkway, within minutes of Niagara-on-the-Lake, this woodlot of environmental, cultural and historical significance is comprised of 26 hectares (65 acres) of land known for its species at risk, old growth oaks predating the War of 1812 and remnants of tallgrass prairie.
- Partially Accessible
- Free Parking
- Self-guided Experience
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Reconnect with Nature
With 56 kilometres of preserved parkland found along the Niagara River, there’s an abundance of opportunities to reconnect with nature in Niagara Parks. Explore endless hiking trails, learn about the exciting sport of bouldering, discover hundreds of bird species along the Niagara Parkway, or take an unforgettable ride along the paved Niagara Recreational Trail.Learn More
An Escape in Nature
Paradise Grove is the perfect place for a peaceful nature retreat easily enjoyed by all ages. Make it your next stop for a relaxing picnic, nature hike or a quick game of catch! The wide variety of oak trees adds to the unique ecosystem of this natural gem.
Over the years, invasive species compromised the ecological integrity of Paradise Grove’s remnant oak savannah and tallgrass prairie. In 2003, Niagara Parks and its partners, Parks Canada, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Niagara Restoration Council began to introduce native plant material such as oak saplings, wildflowers and native grasses as part of ongoing restoration activities.
These environmental initiatives aim to sustain important ecosystems along the Niagara River Corridor and contribute to the long-term protection and enhancement of Paradise Grove for the enjoyment of generations to come.