Everyone in Niagara knows about Fort George and its American counterpart Fort Niagara. The historic sites have been meticulously restored and are quite well marketed during the annual tourist rush. Not as many would be familiar with Fort Drummond and Fort Riall, despite the fact that they’ve probably been there countless times on family picnics or walking the dog.
As you get further from Queenston the Bruce Trail takes a turn and drops down onto the slope of the Escarpment towards the villiage of St. Davids. Immediately before this corner you’ll find yourself on a stretch dotted with small, irregular limestone boulders. These moss-covered stones are not natural, having been mined from the nearby Queenston Quarry. Some of these stones date back to operations in the 1800s.
Let’s start at the beginning (or is it the ending?). Checking in at the Southern Terminus cairn of the Bruce Trail.
Today we check in at Roy Terrace at Queenston Heights, the shore of the ancient Lake Iroquois and birthplace of Niagara Falls.