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Summer Activities in Niagara Falls

spanishaerocarWith summer just around the corner the time to plan your summer getaway has begun! Picking a place to visit can be the easy part but figuring out how to fill your days can get tricky.

Visiting Niagara Falls on your next summer getaway will ensure you have lots of fun while staying active. Luckily Niagara Falls offers tons of nature activities to keep you and your family outside and busy on your trip.

Here is a list of just some of the nature-based activities available around the city.


With over 15 km of hiking footpaths through six different nature areas, hiking in the region is an easy and fun activity in the beautiful summer weather. Wear your comfy shoes, some sunscreen and a hat and you will be good to go on the trails. With tons of things to do on your hike like taking photos, observing the wildlife and waterways, using binoculars to watch birds or simply walking and listening to the sounds of nature, a hike is a great way to experience the natural side of Niagara Falls.


With the Niagara River Recreational Trail, a 56 km paved trail parallel to the Niagara River, cycling here comes with a beautiful view. The trail passes through many attractions, historic sites and natural areas, which means you can stop and admire the beauty of Niagara Falls at anytime.


If you’re on the more adventurous side, Niagara Parks offers bouldering. With its recent popularity, this activity has combined a social aspect with a physical workout. You can purchase a permit from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre and get on your way to climbing and understanding the Niagara Glen.


If you loved treasure hunts when you were a child then Geocaching is an activity you will fall in love with. Similar to a treasure hunt, the goal of the activity is to find hidden containers known as geocaches using a portable GPS. Log your findings on a website for fellow geocachers to see or place a cache in an outdoor location for others to find!

Birding (Bird Watching)

With summer returning we see the birds that have flown back to enjoy the warmth of the Niagara Region.  Niagara Falls is one of the world’s greatest gatherings of gulls and other migrating birds, which makes it a hotspot for birding!