Looking down toward Niagara Glen Nature Reserve's Main Loop Trail along the Wintergreen Cliff from atop an eighty-stair metal access tower near the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.
3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: Wednesday, 11 May 2022
part of the Niagara Falls, Ontario album
A wilderness area "located deep in the Niagara Gorge," Niagara Glen features over two-and-a-half miles of rugged trails winding through "one of the last remaining remnants of old growth Carolinian forest in Niagara" and contains "some of the largest trees of their kind." Along the way are "prehistoric geological formations" and large boulders, "relics of the rapid erosion that occurred and continues to occur," fossils of marine life from an ancient sea, "delicate mosses and ferns," and "approximately 490 species of vulnerable plants and animals."
Niagara Glen's nine trails are accessible from an eighty-stair metal access tower near the Niagara Glen Nature Centre. At the base of the stairs is the Main Loop Trail, from which hikers can explore the area and cross over to other trails. I did not have time for much beyond descending the stairs, exploring for a minute, and heading back up, but the location is quite nice.