Upper Canada Heritage Trail

From the late 1800s to the mid- 1900s this route was owned separately by Michigan Central Railway, New York Central Railroad, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. As an early railroad it transported passengers and freight to and from ports in Niagara-on- the-Lake, but the line ultimately was abandoned. In 1973, Regional Niagara acquired the railway bed from Niagara- on-the-Lake. The Region dedicated it as a public road in 1977. The present-day trail was established in 1984.

Directions: This greenway is located in the Town of Niagara-on-the- Lake on an abandoned rail bed. Its route connects St. David's with the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. From the Bruce Trail, just east of St. David's Golf Club, the greenway heads north-easterly across Regional Road 81 to the corner of North Line and First Concession Road. It then travels north along the abandoned Michigan Central right-of-way, parallelling First Concession Road (Railroad Street). The greenway bends north-westerly at East-West Line, converging with The Promenade. At Charlotte Street it extends north-easterly until John Street, where it heads east and eventually connects with the Niagara River Recreation Trail.

Information provided by the Brock University website.
 

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TRAIL STATS
LENGTH:
10.6 km 
DIFFICULTY: •• 
ACTIVITIES:
Hiking & Walking, Cycling - Off-Road, Equestrian 
CHARACTER:
Rail Trail 
SURFACE:
Gravel, Soil - Compacted 
AMENITIES:
Parking 
OTHER:
Partial Wheelchair Access 
LOCATION
REGION:
Niagara 
SUB-REGION:
Niagara Peninsula 
CLOSEST TOWN(S):
Thorold 
GPS:
Latitude 43.24746
Longitude -79.07569
See Map 
SEASONS / HOURS
Year-round 
CONTACT INFO
NAME:
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority , Admin 
PHONE:
905-788-3135 
EMAIL: Email Us Now  
WEB SITE
For more information, including maps, please visit our Web site at www.conservation-niagara.on.ca
 
 
 

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