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We are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, classified by the United Nations in 1990 as a UNESCO  World Biosphere Reserve.

Heritage Village has flat terrain, ideal for  brisk walking or a casual stroll.  For our more athletic retirees, we are well positioned between the Waterfront Trail and the Bruce Trail to cover hiking challenges, above and below the Escarpment.  

Bruce Trail

The Mountainview Conservation Area, south of Beamsville, on the Niagara Escarpment is at the 71 km mark of the Bruce Trail (starting at the Niagara River).   Directly south of us is the  Ball's Falls Conservation Area, a 567 hectare historical park and waterfall spectacle where the Bruce Trail meets the Twenty Valley Trail. To the south east of us, is the Louth Conservation Area, east of 17th Street on Staff Road by the Sixteen Mile Creek. Here at the 51 km point is a 50-foot waterfall flowing down the escarpment.  Further east is the 126 hectare Rockway Conservation Area alongside Fifteen Mile Creek, ideal for hiking and bird watching.

Hiker paths: Lincoln portion of the Bruce Trail marked in red.

 Waterfront Trail

Bikers and hikers who prefer to follow waterways, will enjoy the Waterfront Trail which snakes around the Canadian shoreline of Lake Ontario for 325 km.  The access for our Villagers is at Prudhommes Landing, north of the QEW or at Charles Daley Park where North Service Rd. meets Gregory Road.  It connects to the Twenty Mile Trail by Jordan Valley.

Regional Trail Maps: 

  

Niagara River

We are an easy drive to the Niagara Parkway, a 6 kilometer bike and hike route from the Niagara Gorge to the Botanical Gardens and the Floral Clock.   More rigorous hiking takes you into the Gorge.  Then there is the 56 kilometer trail that hugs the Niagara River from Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie.

Further Reading/More Trails:

For a full map of the Bruce Trail (slow feed): 

http://www.caledonbrucetrail.org/trailmap.htm 

 

 

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