Enjoy paved and unpaved trails between Fort George, Butler’s Barracks, and Paradise Grove in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake by walking, running, biking, and dog walking. The trails include the heritage roads of Camp Niagara, which operated as a training camp for the Canadian Army. Paradise Grove was originally planted to support ship building on the Great Lakes. The trails are free to use and available year-round, though trail conditions vary depending on the weather (trails are not salted or cleared of ice and snow in the winter).

The trails link Fort George National Historic Site and Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site. A beautiful tree lined loop on the grounds at Butler’s Barracks features sculptures and historic plaques. The trails pass Paradise Grove, offering woodland views home to some Carolinian forest species. The trails meet up with the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail and the Niagara River Recreation Trail. 

 
Indian Council House

See features such as:

  • Fort George National Historic Site
  • Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site
  • The Agora
  • Paradise Grove
  • The Commons
  • Navy Hall
  • Otter Trail
  • Indian Council House
  • Engineer’s Bridge
  • Athlone Road
Camp Niagara Bell Tent sculpture
  • Princess Alice
  • Camp Niagara Bell Tent sculpture
  • Canada’s Carolinian zone panels
  • Scheaffe Road
  • Military railway sculpture
  • 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion plaque
  • Butler Road
  • Spirit, combat, and lore – A walk to remember panel
  • The scouting movement in Canada plaque
  • 250 years of military history in Canada panels
 
Military railway sculpture

Trail difficulty*

Easy

  • No experience needed
  • Hard-packed surface, no obstacles, minimal stairs
  • Little or no change in elevation
  • Facilities may include: parking, washroom

*Learn more about Parks Canada trail ratings

 
250 years of military history in Canada panels

Safety

  • All dogs, even good dogs, need to be on a leash no longer than 3 metres (10 feet) and under your control at all times.
  • Use caution at road crossings
  • Some parts of the trail are paved, and some parts are unpaved
  • Some trails have steep grades and steps 
  • Trail conditions vary depending on the weather (trails are not salted or cleared of ice and snow in the winter)
  • Know your limits and be safe

Maps

This downloadable map shows the paved trails, unpaved trails, trail names, and trail features.

(Map, PDF 111 KB)

This google map shows the paved trails, unpaved trails, trail names, trail features, and photographs.