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.|