Niagara Parkway Biking Tour

Welcome to The Niagara Parkway. Winding its way along our side of the Niagara River, the parkway connects Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, passing through several villages and historic areas - including Niagara Falls, where out tour begins. Have we mentioned its perfect for biking? Have we mentioned the enormous amount of history you can discover? How about all the books to go along? 

Historically, the parkway has also been known as Niagara Boulevard and before that Niagara Road. One of the oldest roads in Ontario, it is believed to have been an aboriginal trail before the arrival of Europeans. In 1786 the first survey along the river was performed and over time a public route was established. During the War of 1812, this route became integral to the movement of supplies, soldiers, and ammuniation between Fort Erie and Fort George. 

The Niagara River Recreational Trail - a pedestrian/cyclist pathway - follows all but two kilometers of the 55 km route, which allows visitors to pick their starting points and decide how far they want to go. While we've listed many places to stop along the way, this can be a tour as short or as long as you want it to be. 

Stops include: Niagara FallsMcFarland House, The Butterfly Conservatory, and Queenston Heights (home of The Brock Monument). It also provides access to The Gorge - a wondrous trail that takes hikers through beautiful forests down to the Niagara River's edge. If you travel in Fall, you will experience splendid Autumnal colour, the smell of drying leaves in the air, and the host of bountiful harvests available at roadside fruit stands.

Check out James Laxer's Tecumseh and Brock for insight into the relationship between two of the War of 1812's most significant participants. Ronald J. Dale's Niagara-On-The-Lake will allow you to explore the beautiful area's elaborate history and A Child's Day invite's kids to experience a day in the life of a child growing up in the 19th century. 

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