So long, winter blues! With warmer temperatures on the horizon, there's no better time to soak in the change of seasons and opt outdoors. From hiking to biking — and a history lesson along the way — register for a free guided nature hike at one of the many state parks in Niagara Falls USA.
COVID Response Information:
- Space is extremely limited in all programs. Pre-registration is required via phone, 716-282-5154.
- Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs!
- Bring equipment that may enhance your experience including binoculars, magnifiers, and camera.
- If restrictions change, programs may be modified /additional programs may be added. All programs are subject to change.
|Date & Time||Location of Hike||Detailed Hike Information|
|Sat., April 3, 2021 – 9 a.m. to noon||Joseph Davis State Park||Calls of the Wild: Spring has sprung and with the greenery, animal calls. Enjoy a presentation on the calls of the wild and a walk to try recognizing some of them.|
|Sat., April 24, 2021 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.||DeVeaux Woods State Park||Boating Safety Certification: Course certifies individuals in Boaters’ Safety, a requirement for anyone who operates a motorboat. 8-hour course followed by an examination. Ages 10+ eligible for certification|
|Sun., April 25, 2021 – 10 a.m to 1 p.m.||Whirlpool State Park||Explore the New Gorgeview Trail: Here’s your chance to explore the new rim trail along the Niagara Gorge. Great views await you on this spring day!|
|Sun., April 25, 2021 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Joseph Davis State Park||Fun Facts with Kelly - Hidden Pond Edition: Venture through a maze of trails to discover what lies within! Find hidden gems in the park, teeming with wetland wildlife.|
|Fri., April 30, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||DeVeaux Woods State Park||
A Dose of Nature - Old Growth Forest Walk: Escape the stress of life and improve your physical activity, energy levels, and mood, while reconnecting with nature on a walk.
|Sat., May 8, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Wilson Tuscarora State Park||Fun Facts with Kelly - Wetlands & Wildflowers: Enjoy an adventure along the wetlands with patches of wildflowers amidst the meandering marsh.|
|Sun., May 9, 2021 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.||Niagara Falls State Park||Sunday Stroll in the Park: Experience spring’s beauty and hear stories of the oldest state park!|
|Sat., May 15, 2021 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park||
Honorable Harvest: Explore and experience local plant species through their origin stories and traditional uses.
|Sat., May 22, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park||
Scenic Ride Along the Niagara Gorge: Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride and see some gorgeous views along the Lower Niagara Gorge Shoreline Trails.
|Fri., May 28, 2021 – 10 a.m. to noon||Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park||
Fun Facts with Kelly: Wildflower Edition: Hike the trail, find flowers and learn about what these natural beauties offer!
|Sat., May 29, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park||
A Dose of Nature - Pet Friendly Walk: Escape the stress of life while reconnecting with nature on a walk with your furry friend.
|Sat., June 5, 2021 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.||Niagara Falls State Park||
National Trails Day: Celebrate National Trails Day along the beautiful Niagara Gorge and hike rim and gorge trails from the mouth of the gorge at Artpark to the American Falls!
|Mon., June 7, 2021 – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Niagara Falls State Park||
Schoellkopf Power Station Trail & 65th Anniversary of the Schoellkopf Disaster: Learn about the Schoellkopf Power Station on the anniversary of its demise. See first-hand what remains of this former complex. After, hike out along the trail or exit the gorge via the elevator.
|Sat., June 12, 2021 – 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.||DeVeaux Woods State Park||
Spring Astronomy: Spend an evening exploring celestial objects and star patterns that can be observed in the springtime night sky.
|Sun, June 20, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.||Whirlpool State Park||
Adventure Hike: Hike down into the Niagara Gorge, lunch on the whirlpool flats, and explore the remnants of a stopover station from the Great Gorge Route Trolley.
|Thurs., June 24, 2021 – 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.||Golden Hill State Park||
A Walk Under the Strawberry Moon: Walk at Golden Hill State Park, located along the shore of Lake Ontario and enjoy the sunset and welcome the Strawberry Moon!
|Fri., June 25, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Whirlpool State Park||
GORGEous Sunsets: Watch rays of light cascade along the gorge as the sun sets behind the escarpment.