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Touring Niagara's Naturalization Sites


Left top: Elm Street Naturalization Site entrance pavillion. Left bottom: Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area panorama of the quarry pond. Right top: Garter snake at the Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site. Right middle: Paradise Grove and The Commons connects to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Waterfront Trail. Right bottom: Lookout point and pond at the Station Road Naturalization Point.Photos: [Krystal McLeish].



General Information

This tour explores beautiful rejuvenated landscapes throughout the Niagara Region. From quarry ponds alive with waterfowl to fields of wildflowers, this tour offers a variety of beautiful scenery. Niagara has been naturalizing developed land for years and now these sites can all be explored in one tour! Each of these five sites is family- and dog-friendly so bring the whole crew to enjoy the great outdoors. Naturalization sites are very basic conservation parks intended to attract local flora and fauna to increase biodiversity and create a beautiful space for the community. Each site offers interpretive panels so your family will be able learn about local ecosystems while enjoying the fresh air. Enjoy one site at a time or make a day of it; this tour will take you from Niagara-on-the-Lake through St. Catharines, Port Colborne and all the way through to Wainfleet.


Points of interest on the tour include:


Paradise Grove and the commons

glenridge quarry naturalization site

elm street naturalization site

wainfleet wetlands conservation area

station road naturalization site


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441 John St E
L0S 1J0

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.243727
Longitude -79.068118

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