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. 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. 

Hike space is limited and pre-registration for these activities is required by phone, 716-282-5154.

Date Time Location Details
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Wilson Tuscarora State Park A Dose of Nature - Pet Friendly Autumn Walk: Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature on a walk through the woods with your furry friend.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 2–3:30 p.m. Artpark State Park A Stroll Through the Woods: Unwind with a walk in the crisp autumn air. Take in the lower Niagara River with views from above to the water’s edge.  
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 6–7:30 p.m. Fort Niagara State Park Night Prowl under the Hunter's Moon: Take a stroll along the shore and into the woods to discover the wonders of the night.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Whirlpool State Park Wags & Whirlpools: Venture into the gorge for a challenging hike along the lower Niagara to the whirlpool flats for a truly stunning view of the changing foliage. Dogs are welcome, but not necessary.
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Whirlpool State Park

Haunted History Hike: Urban legends, myths, and the strange, historical events of Devil’s Hole and Whirlpool state park will all be discussed while hiking along the gorge rim trail viewing the fall foliage. 
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Wilson Tuscarora State Park

Fun Facts with Kelly - Wetlands Edition: Enjoy a walk through the wetlands along 12-mile creek and learn about its inhabitants and unique offerings to animals and humans alike.

Thurs., Oct. 24, 2019 6–8 p.m. Niagara Falls State Park Daredevils of Niagara Falls: Listen to stories about Annie Edson Taylor and other Daredevils of the Falls on the anniversary date of Annie's famous feat! 
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019 10–11:30 a.m. Artpark State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - Fall Foliage Edition: Stroll with an interpreter along the Artpark Gorge Trail and take in the spectacular show of the changing season.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Whirlpool State Park

Wags & Whirlpools: Venture into the gorge for a challenging hike along the lower Niagara to the whirlpool flats for a truly stunning view of the changing foliage. Dogs are welcome, but not necessary.
Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 10 a.m.–3:30p.m. Whirlpool State Park Gorge at Low Water: See the Niagara Gorge after the volume of water in the Niagara River is reduced by 25%. Enjoy a stroll past the Whirlpool to the site of the Great Gorge Route station and beyond. 
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019 7–9p.m. Fort Niagara State Park A Dose of Nature - Night Time Adventure: Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature on a walk through the woods along Lake Ontario.
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 10 a.m.–3:30p.m. Whirlpool State Park Gorge at Low Water: See the Niagara Gorge after the volume of water in the Niagara River is reduced by 25%. Enjoy a stroll past the Whirlpool to the site of the Great Gorge Route station and beyond. 
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 10 a.m.–1 p.m. DeVeaux Woods State Park Holiday Crafts & a Walk in the Park: Time to relax and enjoy making some fun crafts for the upcoming holidays! Then, take a short walk around DeVeaux Woods.
Sat., Nov. 30, Dec. 7 - 14 11 a.m.–3p.m. Niagara Falls State Park Jingle Falls Holiday Happenings: Visit the Cave of the Winds Pavilion and enjoy kid-friendly crafts, create a card for a veteran and visit with Santa!
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 9–11 a.m. Fort Niagara State Park Wish Upon a Shooting Star: Winter stargazing during the biggest meteor show of the year: The Geminids. On a cool, crisp night, catch a glimpse of this wonder, and gaze at the stars above.
Sat., Dec. 21, 2019 9–10:30 a.m. Reservoir State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - Winter Birding Edition: While some birds migrate away for the colder months, some overwinter in our backyards. Sit back, relax, and maybe catch a glimpse of some birds we see year-round.

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