Last month, I started featuring a couple of boardwalk trails in the province that are perfect for a scenic hike or leisurely stroll. Most of them run over marshes and bogs or cut through forested areas, but none of them are are quite as unique as the White Water Walk.
Located in the Great Gorge just four kilometres north of of Niagara Falls, the quarter-mile boardwalk takes hikers on a scenic adventure beside a surging white water rapid. As you walk by, you can feel the immense power of the water, with trillions of gallons endlessly rushing through the narrow gorge.
The journey begins with an elevator ride down 70 metres to a tunnel that stretches 73 metres long. At the end of it is the boardwalk, which has two observation decks that bring you as close to the action as possible.
Self-guided tours are accompanied by informative stations that give interesting tidbits about the history, geology and ecosystem of the gorge. It is also wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the two viewing platforms.
The admission rates for the boardwalk are $12.95 per adult and $8.15 per child. The attraction is only open from April to mid-November, so make sure you visit it before the season ends!
For more information, visit the Niagara Parks website.