Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

Niagara Glen Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located near the Niagara Whirlpool along the Canadian side of the Niagara Gorge.[1] It is one of the best preserved remaining example of Southern Ontario's original Carolinian forest. The park is operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Ontario government. The park features overlooks of the whirlpool and gorge as well as several hiking trails through the Carolinian forest. The nature reserve protects a pristine area of the Niagara Escarpment. The nature reserve is open to the public daily, as long as weather permits.

Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Steps - Niagara Glen Nature Reserve.jpg
Steps at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Map of Ontario
LocationNiagara Region, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°07′46″N 79°03′34″W / 43.1294°N 79.0595°W / 43.1294; -79.0595Coordinates: 43°07′46″N 79°03′34″W / 43.1294°N 79.0595°W / 43.1294; -79.0595
Governing bodyNiagara Parks Commission
View of Niagara River from Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Niagara River from Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

Rock ClimbingEdit

The glen is a prominent rock climbing area in Southern Ontario, being home to a large concentration of limestone boulders. In 2011, a Bouldering permit system was developed jointly by the Niagara Parks Commission and the Ontario Alliance of Climbers to preserve climbing access, manage a significant growth in climbers and preserve sensitive vegetation adjacent to climbing areas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Niagara Glen". Niagaraparksnature.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.