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Laura Secord Legacy Trail


During the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country, and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Travel back in time to her lovingly restored homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventures and surroundings as interpreted by authentically costumed guides.

Spanning the full 32 km (20 miles) of her epic journey, the Laura Secord Legacy Trail is a permanent monument to Laura's legacy, as well as the site of the 2013 Laura Secord Commemorative Walk.

Considerable research was undertaken to identify the route Laura Secord took on that fateful June day in 1813 from the Secord Homestead in Niagara-on-the-Lake to DeCew House in Thorold, where she delivered her famous message. We have drafted a modern-day approximation of the route that can be negotiated safely by hikers of average abilities. The five-stage route follows everything from ancient forested Indian trails to modern city sidewalks. You can hike the entire route, or break it up into shorter segments.

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STAGE 1: Laura Secord Homestead to Firemen's Park

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STAGE 2: Firemen's Park to Niagara College

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STAGE 3: Niagara College to Rodman Hall

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STAGE 4: Rodman Hall to Rotary Park

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STAGE 5: Rotary Park to DeCew House

Information provided by the Friends of Laura Secord website.

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