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nature walk

Explore the Glen

nature walk

Explore the Glen

16 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Explore the Glen

nature walk

Explore the Glen

16 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet at the historic Niagara Glen. Before proceeding down into the Niagara Gorge, I will show guests the ancient remnants of the origional rivers edge, explaining the history of the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. We will then proceed into the Niagara Gorge, where you will learn about the 325 million year old fossils, ancient creatures called Trilobbites. Further into the gorge, the famous potholes, I will explain this amazing geological wonder, how they were formed and the incredible physics behind it. We will then carry on into the amazing Carolinian Forest, to explore the ancient trees and fauna. At the bottom of the Niagara Gorge, we will experience the power of the Niagara River up close and personal. On the way back to the top of the Gorge, we will pass massive boulders that fell from the top of an ancient waterfall, and climb through the caves and passages formed by these boulders. All the time, you will have the chance to collect amazing photos and memories. I will guide you through the 3.5kms (2.2miles) of trails and share with you all the wonder.

Your host

Learn more about Lenny

Lenny

I have been operating an outdoor adventure club for 11 years in Southern Ontario. (www.NiagaraAdventure.ca). I plan and guide day hikes, multi-day hikes, rock climbing lessons, and many other activities all year round. I am a certified rock climbing instructor as well as certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid. I have personally guided over 200 day hikes and approx. 40 mulit-days hikes of 3 to 7 days. I am highly experienced in hiking techniques, and outdoor gear and apparel.

What's included

Equipment
I will have with us, first aid supplies and a repair kit.

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Where you'll be

We will be visiting the Niagara Glen Nature Preserve, a protected area full of geological history. A stairway will lead us to 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen and Niagara Gorge is an amazing piece of history that must be explored first hand.

Availability

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Please let your guide know of any medical conditions. This area requires a lot of climbing of stairs and inclined walkways. Please be aware of your limitations.

More tips

It is best to wear non cotton clothing and socks. A hiking shoe is preffered, but a good running shoe or cross trainer is also appropriate. Non-cotton clothing is suggested. This hike is of moderate difficulty!

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Lenny
Explore the Glen
16 reviews
From €15/person
16 reviews
From €15/person