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Explore the Niagara Glen

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.Niagara Falls, Canada

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Experience hosted by Lenny

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at the historic Niagara Glen and proceed 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. You will learn about the 325 million year old fossils, ancient creatures called Trilobites. 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.
We will meet at the historic Niagara Glen and proceed 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. You will learn about the 325 million year old fossils, ancient creatures called Trilobites. Further into the gorge, the famous potholes, I will explain this amazing geological wonder, how they were formed and the incredible physics b…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will be carrying first aid supplies, and some repair equipment to make su...
From $17
/ person
Tue, Sep 22
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$22 per person
$22 per person
Wed, Sep 23
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$22 per person
$22 per person
Tue, Sep 29
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, Lenny

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 33 Reviews
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My name is Lenny Burch, and 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 mulit-days hikes. I am highly experienced in hiking techniques, and have hiked some of the most difficult hiking trails in North America.
My goal on this adventure is to help you enjoy the Niagara Glen, share my knowledge of the glen with you, and keep you smiling and safe all the while!
My name is Lenny Burch, and 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 mulit-days hikes. I am highly experienced in hiking techniques, and have hiked some of the most…
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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.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Sneha
September 2020
We're so glad we decided to go trekking with Lenny today! He was an amazing guide who knew the trails inside out. He was really knowledgeable and had great stories to share. We have a totally new perspective of the Niagara region now. Lenny also coached us to do some amateur rock climbing..really exciting! It was a wonderful experience and we got some amazing photos too.
We're so glad we decided to go trekking with Lenny today! He was an amazing guide who knew the trails inside out. He was really knowledgeable and had great stories to share. We hav…
Maeve
August 2020
A great experience you must try! My boyfriend and I decided that this would be a good social distancing activity away from the typical touristy stuff and it didn't disappoint! Lenny was a great host with so much knowledge and experience behind him. He had lots of great stories (a world traveler, and part of search and rescue- so you're safe!). He really takes you deep into the forest up close and personal with nature and the insane niagara river-but not too close! As you will see, the river is a beast. He also took some great photos of us! If you come to Niagara you must do this! Be sure to bring proper shoes and lots of water!
A great experience you must try! My boyfriend and I decided that this would be a good social distancing activity away from the typical touristy stuff and it didn't disappoint! Lenn…
Steve & Charlene
August 2020
Lenny is an expert and knows the Glen like the back of his hand. We really enjoyed the tour and learning about a piece of the falls we didn’t know existed.
Erica
August 2020
Lenny has a deep passion for this land and nature. We felt deeply connected and also enjoyed the physical endurance of it including the stairs. We were first time runners of the stairs - it brought a smile to know that.
Deborah
August 2020
I’m so glad I booked this hike with Lenny! He knows the trails inside and out and shared lots of history. I left with a renewed respect for the power of the Niagara River. Gorgeous scenery! Friendly fellow hikers on the group. Challenging hike that felt manageable with a guide. (I am not a frequent hiker). All around great experience. Lenny even convinced me to climb some boulders and literally coached me step by step for how to get back down. He gave detailed information before the hike and I felt very safe knowing he was prepared and experienced in hiking. I would do this hike again.
I’m so glad I booked this hike with Lenny! He knows the trails inside and out and shared lots of history. I left with a renewed respect for the power of the Niagara River. Gorgeous…
Anastasia
August 2020
Lenny is amazing and very friendly organizer. It was very interesting to listen to his stories and learn more about the nature of Niagara. I am especially grateful for the amazing photos. Will definitely go this tour again, my recommendations!
Lenny is amazing and very friendly organizer. It was very interesting to listen to his stories and learn more about the nature of Niagara. I am especially grateful for the amazing…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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.
This hike is of moderate difficulty.

What to bring

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray

small backpack or equivelant