Hi - I am planning a trip for early October 2017. I would like to walk (as opposed to bike) the trail one day. Would be looking for 4-5 miles. Any suggestions for trail head parking? Routes? We will be coming from the NF Hilton on the Canadian side.
Hi! In addition to biking the trail I've also walked it from Niagara on the lake (NOTL) to Niagara Falls. In my opinion, the best part of the walk is the section between NOTL and Queenston (about the halfway mark so about 12K. There are lots of gorgeous homes and properties along the river to admire as you walk, in addition to many wineries you can stop in at and sample their stock. We ate a good lunch at a nice spot right along the trail, maybe about 4 or 5 K from where we started in Fort George in NOTL but I can't remember the name of it :-(
It looked like there was lots of parking at Fort George so I'd recommend starting there and just walk for however long you feel like along the trail. You can get your 4-5 miles in no problem. Not sure if the parking there is free or not, we bussed it there from Niagara Falls.
There were also plenty of little picnic areas with parking along the trail between Queenston and NOTL so you could also start your walk at any of them if you find an area you'd like to explore.
Have fun and enjoy the scenery!
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