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Niagara Glen Terraces

Caption Large Left Image: Rock Sheet deomonstrating different strata of rock, Caption Top Right Image: Rock Sheet, Caption Bottom Right Image: Facing east toward the USA demonstrating the rock wall that was once carve by Niagara Falls  
 
 

 

General Information

The Niagara Glen (Scottish term for steep narrow valley) provides a beautiful location for picnic on the Wintergreen flats and trail hiking. Walking through the trails is like a walk through time as the rock layers and fossils date back as far as four hundred million years.

 


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Hours of Operation

Open Year-Round

 


 

Directions

From Toronto: Head Southwest on QEW approximately 108km

 
Slight left at King’s Highway 405 approximately 5.1km
 
Take Stanley Ave E Exit toward Niagara Falls approximately 0.6km
 
Merge onto Stanley Ave (south) approximately 1.2km
 
Left (southeast) at Whirlpool Rd approximately 1.3km
 
Left (northeast) at Niagara Parkway approximately 2.2km
 
Parking for Niagara Glen Terrace Conservation Area is on the right
 
 
From Fort Erie: Head west on QEW towards Exit 1A approximately 11.4km
 
Take Exit 12 for Netherby Rd towards Welland (north) approximately 0.7km
 
Left (north) at Niagara River Parkway approximately 10.7km
 
Continue onto Bridgewater St (southwest) approximately 0.5km
 
Right (northwest) at Welland River Bridge approximately 0.2km
 
Right (northeast) at Macklem St approximately 0.3km
 
Continue onto Niagara River Parkway (northwest) approximately 11.8km
 
Parking for Niagara Glen Terrace Conservation Area is on the right

 


 

ecological

Approximately six to seven thousand years ago the Glen was the location of the great falls we know today. During this time the falls height stood roughly thirty-seven metres above the river below. This was also the location of an ancient island which forced water to flow around it on both sides, thus creating what appeared to be a dual falls system. It was not until the main gorge receded to the shore of the island on the eastern side that the falls once again became a one fall system. This is mainly responsible for the land formation visible today as there are two separate terraces at this location. They are identified as Wilson Terrace and Fosters Flats.

 

The Rocks of the Niagara Glen Terraces:

1) Wintergreen Flats – Lockport limestone

2) Wilson Terrace – Clinton rocks

3) Fosters Flats – Medina Sandstone

 


 

Recreational

Hiking, Walking

 

Google Paths

Below is the path with destinations along the way


View interactive map and turn-by-turn directions

Facilities

BBQ Area, Staircase, Feather Inn the Glen Country Store, Picnic Pavillion, Resting Points.

Address

7400 Portage Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.131558
Longitude -79.059935

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