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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