Sign Up for Free Guided Hikes this Winter in Niagara Falls USA

Opt outside this winter and explore the many parks in Niagara Falls USA!

Niagara Falls USA and the surrounding region offers some of the best hiking trails. With various difficulty levels, hiking can be easy, affordable and fun for the entire family. A trek through the wilderness is a great way to experience Niagara Falls in winter.

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 winter. All pre-scheduled programs are FREE and intended for individuals and families.

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 Location of Hike Detailed Hike Information and Time
Fri., January 1, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park A Gorgeous First Sunrise Hike: Get an early start on the brand-new year with a relaxing hike through the woods and along the gorge. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Fri., January 1, 2021 Niagara Falls State Park First Day - Let's Go to Niagara Falls: Explore America's oldest state park and enjoy an afternoon stroll. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fri., January 1, 2021 Fort Niagara State Park First Day at the Fort: Tour of the Officer’s Club to view the stunning murals and museum displays, followed by a walk to view the War of 1812 Cemetery, and the lighthouse overlooking Old Fort Niagara. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat., January 2, 2021 Artpark State Park First Weekend Winter Wonderland: Take in the views the Falls origin, while enjoying the crisp air, learning the parks history and geology. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sat., January 2, 2021 Niagara Falls State Park First Weekend Winter Walk: Spend your first weekend of the New Year at Niagara Falls. The sights and sounds await you! 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sun., January 3, 2021 Niagara Falls State Park First Weekend Winter Walk: Spend your first weekend of the New Year at Niagara Falls. The sights and sounds await you! 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sun., January 16, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park Winter Astronomy: Spend an evening exploring celestial objects and star patterns that can be observed in the winter night sky. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tues., January 19, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - Winter Trivia: Play a game of trivia - Jeopardy style! From hibernation to migration and everything in between, compete for a chance to win a small prize. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sat., January 23, 2021 Golden Hill State Park Snowshoe Fun: Enjoy a snowshoe walk along the shore of Lake Ontario. (Weather-dependent) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sat., February 13, 2021 Niagara Falls State Park Birding at Niagara: Join educators at the bottom of the Cave of the Winds elevator to guide your exploration of the winter birds that call this river home. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sun., February 14, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk: Make a lantern and discover the night with a walk through the old growth woods. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tues., February 16, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - Niagara Falls Trivia: Play a game of trivia - Jeopardy style! From Daredevils to natural history and everything in between, compete for a chance to win a small prize! 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fri., February 26, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park "Love Your Mug" - A Stroll in the Park: Grab your favorite mug or thermos and take a stroll through the cool winter air at the park. Weather permitting, the adventure will be taken on snowshoes. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tues., March 16, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - Spring Trivia: Play a game of trivia - Jeopardy style! From wildflowers to buds, and everything in between, compete for a chance to win a small prize! 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sat., March 20, 2021 DeVeaux Woods State Park The Sweet Life: It’s maple sugaring time! Enjoy an indoor presentation on the sugaring process, start to finish. Following will be an outdoor, hands-on presentation; watch the sap turn into syrup. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sat., March 20, 2021 Reservoir State Park Fun Facts with Kelly - First Day of Spring: Welcome in spring with a walk through the park along the accessible path, seeking buds on trees and spring ephemerals! 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., March 27, 2021 Artpark State Park Springtime is a Fine Time: Signs of spring are all around us! Enjoy a leisurely stroll with some gorgeous views of the Niagara River. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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