Staying active while on vacation can lead to many unexpected and exciting experiences, especially in Niagara Falls where a number of unique facilities and beautiful outdoor destinations are waiting to be discovered and explored. Here are some of the best activities to do in Niagara that will keep you active on your next vacation.
Hike in the Niagara Glen
As the weather gets warmer, walking and hiking in the Niagara Glen is a great way to stay active while visiting Niagara Falls. Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara Glen consists of 4km of paths that wind through pristine Carolinian Forest.
And while you walk you can take in the beauty of wild flora and fauna, prehistoric geological formations, and the rapid waters of the Niagara River and Niagara River Whirlpool.
Take Advantage of Your Hotel’s Gym and Pool
Stay on top of your daily exercise routine by taking advantage of the fitness centre and pools located inside your Niagara Falls hotel. A stay at the Sheraton on the Falls gives you access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre with cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, and a host of fitness studio equipment along with two Fallsview pools.
And after your workout you can unwind at the Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls, which features an amazing Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub, eucalyptus scented steam room, dry sauna, and sweeping views of the Horseshoe and American Falls.
Climb to the Top of Brock’s Monument
Situated atop the Niagara Escarpment in Queenston Heights, Brock’s Monument is a 56 metre high monument honouring Major General Sir Isaac Brock – one of Canada’s heroes of the War of 1812. The monument opens to the public on May 14th, allowing visitors to climb the 235 steps to the top and enjoy a spectacular view of the Niagara Frontier.
Visitors can also tour the battlefield where the Battle of Queenston Heights took place, visit the small museum honouring Sir Isaac Brock, and spend time surrounded by beautiful nature in Queenston Heights.
Bike Along the Niagara River Recreation Trail
If you’re looking for a great cycling destination in the Niagara region, the Niagara River Recreation Trail is the place to be. The 56km trail takes you along the beautiful Niagara River, extending from historic Fort Erie to Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Whether you want to cycle a portion of the trail or travel its entire length, you can keep active this summer by fitting some cycling time into your Niagara Falls agenda.
There are so many great activities to do in Niagara this spring and summer, so make sure to check them out on your next visit to the region!