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Fall for Free: Guided Nature Hikes in Niagara Falls USA

Fall into a Niagara Falls hiking experience like no other.

With various difficulty levels, hiking in Niagara Falls USA can be easy, affordable and fun for the entire family, including your four-legged furry friend! 

If you’re seeking a guided hike, or want to learn more about the great outdoors, partake in one (or all) of the Niagara Region Interpretive Programs Office activities offered this fall and winter. Witness the beautiful fall foliage on a number of hiking trails, all while enjoying a leisurely workout. All pre-scheduled programs are FREE and intended for individuals and families.

These free scheduled programs are intended for individuals and families. Groups cannot be accommodated on these programs; for information on group programs, call 716-282-5154 or 716-549-1050.


September 30, 2022: Fun Facts with Kelly – Wildflower Edition

Artpark State Park, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. As summer winds down and different colors are emerging, take a stroll in search of new flowers blooming along the trail.

September 30, 2022: Autumn Astronomy – Stars above Sand

Fort Niagara State Park, Route 18F, Youngstown
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Take advantage of autumn’s longer nights and enjoy an evening on the beach below the stars with a park naturalist.

October 1, 2022: Fall-ing in Love with the Gorge

Artpark State Park, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh air this October with a park naturalist on a Saturday stroll, where we will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Niagara Gorge.

October 1, 2022: Kayaking with Kelly

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 3371 Lake Road, Wilson
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Explore the east branch of 12 Mile Creek and learn basic kayak strokes and maneuvers!

October 8, 2022: Fall-ing in love with the Gorge

Devil’s Hole State Park, Niagara Scenic Parkway, Niagara Falls
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh air this October with a park naturalist on a Saturday stroll, where we will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Niagara Gorge.

October 15, 2022: A Stroll Along the Gorge

Artpark State Park, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Take in familiar views through the years changing environment. Enjoy crisp air with family and friends on this gorgeous walk.

October 15, 2022: Fall-ing in Love with the Gorge

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh air this October with a park naturalist on a Saturday stroll, where we will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Niagara Gorge along the new Gorgeview trails.

October 16, 2022: Nature at a Snail’s Pace

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 3371 Lake Road, Wilson
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (Tea not provided).

October 21, 2022: Autumn Astronomy – Orionids 

Fort Niagara State Park, Route 18F, Youngstown
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Take advantage of autumn’s longer nights and enjoy the Orionid meteor shower with a park naturalist!

October 22, 2022: Fall-ing in Love with the Gorge

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh air this October with a naturalist on a Saturday stroll, where we will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Niagara Gorge.

October 29, 2022: Fall-ing in Love with the Gorge – Goat Island

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh air this October with a naturalist on a Saturday stroll, where we will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Niagara Gorge.

November 6, 2022: A Dose of Nature – A Stroll Through the Park

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 3371 Lake Road, Wilson
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Enjoy a walk along the creek and through the woods as we explore this park in the autumn air.

November 8, 2022: Celestial Shadows – Lunar Eclipse Watch Party

Artpark State Park, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston
5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m. Catch the end of the lunar eclipse–and your breath at the beauty that will be before your eyes–as we observe Earth’s shadow across the surface of the moon.

November 12, 2022: Fun Facts and Falling Foliage

Reservoir State Park, 5777 Witmer Road, Niagara Falls
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Come out for a stroll on the accessible path around Reservoir State Park! Enjoy the crisp air and embrace the November weather.

November 18, 2022: A Stroll Through the Woods

Fort Niagara State Park, Route 18F, Youngstown
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Unwind with a walk, in crisp autumn air. Take in views of the river as the leaves change and fall from the trees.

November 24, 2022: Pre-gobble Gorge Gallivant

Devil’s Hole State Park, Niagara Scenic Parkway, Niagara Falls
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Feast your eyes on the beauty of the Gorge on a walk led by a grateful naturalist. Perhaps we may encounter wild turkeys!