Niagara River Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie, ON
I imagine the Niagara River Parkway has existed since the Niagara Parks Commission created it along with the help of Mother Nature. Its purpose is to display the beauty that naturally exists along the Niagara River. The cities and towns, along with their citizens, do a great job improving and maintaining the simple beauty of the Niagara Parkway. It is visited many ways: hiking, walking, running, cycling, buses, planes, trains and automobiles, helicopters, motor bikes. I have even seen a Penny Farthing. There are many trails down to the water’s edge where shore fishing is enjoyed. The waterway also has much activity from paddling in the water, and even the use of small to large water vehicles (canoes, paddle boats, motor boats, power boats, sail boats, sightseeing cruises) It would be nice to have quieter boats down the river, i.e., river cruises with dancing and dining.
It uses the five senses. Sight — beauty; Smell — the freshness of nature; Touch — the feel of the trees plants, water etc.; Hearing — less noise rural and urban build up; Taste — great Restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts.
The Niagara Parks Commission, Parks workers, police, and a vast number of groups and individuals work hard to keep this greenspace at its ultimate best. I believe their role is vital to the beautification of Ontario. If we didn’t have this public space that goes for miles and miles, it would make the Niagara Area a very unfriendly place to visit. It gives all people a warm welcome.