‘greater niagara circle route’ posts

Episode 27: Wintergreen Flats

June 11th, 2011 No Comments »

Checking in from the Wintergreen Terrace, the top of the Niagara Glen and former riverbed where Niagara Falls fell 7000 years ago.

Episode 25: Ontario Power Screen House Walkway

March 28th, 2011 No Comments »

Checking in from the Ontario Power Screen House Walkway, a footbridge on the Greater Niagara Circle Route that crosses an early hydro forebay.

Episode 24: Ontario Power Gate House

March 27th, 2011 1 Comment »

Checking in from the Ontario Power Generating Station Gate House, which controlled the flow to first major AC generator on the Canadian side of the Niagara river.

Episode 21: Thompson Point

January 28th, 2011 2 Comments »

Checking in from a former limestone mine on the Niagara gorge overlooking the whirlpool on the Niagara River, current lookout and endpoint for the Spanish Aero Car.

Episode 16: Launch Point for the Capture of Fort Niagara

December 2nd, 2010 No Comments »

As you travel the Greater Niagara Circle Route down along the Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake you’ll pass by an unassuming little historical plaque next to a ravine, reading “The Capture Of Fort Niagara 1813.” The marker’s not only a few kilometers from Fort Niagara, it’s on the wrong side of the river. In fact it’s commemorating the ravine itself, where the attack was launched.

Episode 8: Slater’s Dock

September 30th, 2010 3 Comments »

Checking in from the former site of Slater’s Dock in Chippawa, once a transfer point between steamboats coming down the Niagara River and the trolly lines that bypassed the Falls to Queenston.

Episode 5: Brown’s Point

August 30th, 2010 6 Comments »

Checking in from Brown’s Point on Niagara-on-the-Lake, land once owned by a member of Butler’s Rangers where Issac Brock apparently uttered his famous call to arms “Push on York Volunteers!”

Episode 4: Southern Terminus of the Bruce Trail

August 23rd, 2010 8 Comments »

Let’s start at the beginning (or is it the ending?). Checking in at the Southern Terminus cairn of the Bruce Trail.

Episode 3: Roy Terrace

August 16th, 2010 1 Comment »

Today we check in at Roy Terrace at Queenston Heights, the shore of the ancient Lake Iroquois and birthplace of Niagara Falls.