Free Springtime Hikes in Niagara Falls USA

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Embrace the spring season and get outdoors in Niagara Falls with these free guided hikes.

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.

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