Outdoor Recreaction

in The Niagara Region

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to describing all there is to do here, from water sports, walking trails and parks to plenty of entertainment options.  The region will forever keep its natural beauty and ample outdoor activities.

Walking Trails, Hiking, and Biking

Part of what makes living in Niagara so enjoyable is the wide variety of neighbourhoods to explore. There are so many wonderfully walkable areas within the Peninsula, from the various shops to restaurants and entertainment hubs. A walkable town also means more parks and green spaces — perfect for taking the dog out for a stroll.


You can take a long leisurely afternoon stroll to run errands and grab a bite to eat. Small town living means enjoying a walkable urban core, which will help you enjoy an active social life as you get to know your neighbours.

The Niagara River

Originally the name “Niagara” was derived from the word “Onguiaahra” and a later version “Ongiara”. Both are Indian words generally interpreted as “The Straight”, although the romantic “Thunder of Waters” is also sometimes given.
  • The River is 56 kilometer (35 miles) long.  Overall area of the River Niagara is around 684,000 sq kilometers
  • Elevation between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is about 99 meters.
  • Average fall from Lake Erie to the Upper Niagara Rapids is only 2.7 meters (9 feet)
  • The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, for the most part, fall 52 meters(170 feet) into the Maid of the Mist Pool.  At the American Falls, the water plunges vertically, ranging from 21 to 34 meters (70 to 110 feet), to the rock at the base of the Falls
  • The Niagara Gorge extends from the Falls for 11 kilometers (7 miles) downstream to the foot of the escarpment at Queensto
  • The Power generating capacity at Niagara is about 4.4 million kilowatts (5 million horsepower)


The Niagara River Recreation Trail is 53 kilometers paved path that extends from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls through Queenston onto Niagara on the Lake. The Niagara River Trail was designed and intended for walkers, cyclists, runners and other non-motorized uses. Enjoy the beautiful Niagara River Recreation Trail by walking, running, on a bicycle or even on wheelchair. Admission to Niagara River Recreation Trail is Free.


Niagara River is also one of the top fishing spots in Canada for steelhead, lake trout, walleye, etc. Considering the best spots for Niagara River fishing, there are two distinct fisheries – the Lower and Upper Niagara River.

The lower part of Niagara River extends from the Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar is a perfect spot for sturgeon and steelhead fishing. Some of the best places for lower Niagara fishing are – Artpark in Lewiston, Lewiston Landing Waterfront Park, Fort Niagara State Park, Joseph Davis State Park etc. Bird Island Pier, The Riverwalk, Fishermen’s Park, Gratwick Riverside Park, Griffon Park Shore, Niagara Reservation State Park are some of the popular Upper Niagara River fishing spots.

The water of the river is used for drinking, recreational purposes like boating, swimming and fishing, hydro-power generation and for industrial needs.

Active Adult Living

When you think about a Lifestyle Community, Niagara will top your list and that’s not surprising when you consider everything it has to offer. Active adult living is about enjoying all that life has to offer. The Niagara Peninsula has so many ways to stay active while enjoying the beautiful weather and the incredible vistas. Some of the best activities you can find in Niagara include:

  • Golfing 
  • Cycling along the Niagara River Recreation Trail
  • Sailing Lake Ontario or Lake Erie
  • Hiking along the Niagara Glen Trail

At the Estates of Niagara, you can partake in plenty of light outdoor hobbies to keep you moving, which is the perfect way to stay healthy.

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