Southern Ontario Attractions
Southern Ontario refers to the south-east area of Ontario. This region is the most populated area of the province.
Niagara Escarpment Region
The Niagara Escarpment is one of the largest natural features in Ontario, winding its way from Niagara Falls to the Bruce Peninsula. A hiking trail runs almost its full 800 km.The Escarpment forms one edge of a major district west of Toronto which is ringed by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. The area has become a major recreational and tourism area for major cities like Toronto and Detroit and hosts many arts festivals.
The breathtakingly beautiful Bruce Trail leads up along the Niagara Escarpment, with its great views, and is the main trail in a whole network of paths, opening up one of Ontario's finest areas for hiking and walking.The Bruce Trail stretches for 800 kilometers with numerous other side trails connecting. It can be accessed from various locations for short or long distance hikes.
Niagara - Queenston Heights
Queenston Heights are part of the Niagara escarpment where the falls once plunged into the river. Nowadays there is a park with a view over the river, with a statue in the middle to General Sir Isaac Brock, a hero of the 1812 war.