Fall for Free: Guided Hikes in Niagara Falls USA

Niagara Falls USA and the surrounding region offers some of the best hiking trails just waiting to be explored.

Fall into a Niagara Falls hiking experience like no other.

With various difficulty levels, hiking in Niagara Falls USA can be easy, affordable and fun for the entire family, including your four-legged furry friend! 

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 fall and winter. Witness the beautiful fall foliage on a number of hiking trails, all while enjoying a leisurely workout. All pre-scheduled programs are FREE and intended for individuals and families.

These free scheduled programs are intended for individuals and families. Groups cannot be accommodated on these programs; for information on group programs, call 716-282-5154 or 716-549-1050.


Sunday, October 3, 2021: A Dose of Nature - Forest Therapy
Whirlpool State Park | 9 - 11 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the forest with a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. Awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. You will be guided through a series of invitations/ prompts to help you connect with your senses and the environment. The walk will blend time for solitude in nature and some light sharing; vary between wandering, sitting, and standing to cover no more than a mile. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees (tea NOT provided).

Thursday, October 14, 2021: Park Exploration
Niagara Falls State Park | 3 - 5 p.m.
Explore the wonders in our backyard with this walk around America's oldest state park.

Saturday, October 16, 2021: Creepy Creatures
DeVeaux Woods State Park | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Discover what makes some of the least loved local creatures so fascinating and unique. Opossums and bats and spiders - Oh my!

Sunday, October 17, 2021: A Dose of Nature - Forest Therapy
DeVeaux Woods State Park | 9 - 11 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the forest with a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. Awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. You will be guided through a series of invitations/ prompts to help you connect with your senses and the environment. The walk will blend time for solitude in nature and some light sharing; vary between wandering, sitting, and standing to cover no more than a mile. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees (tea NOT provided).

Sunday, October 17, 2021: Colors of Niagara Gorge Bike Ride
Artpark State Park | noon - 2 p.m.
The Niagara Gorge shows off it's fall beauty on a round trip bike ride from Artpark State Park to Whirlpool State Park.

Friday, October 22, 2021: A Stroll Along the Gorge
Artpark State Park | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Take in familiar views through the years changing environment. Enjoy crisp air with family and friends on this gorgeous walk.

Saturday, October 23, 2021: Fall Foliage Dog Walk
Artpark State Park | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature with your furry friend.

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