beamer memorialRenowned as the best vantage point in the Niagara Peninsula to observe the annual spring hawk migration, and part of the internationally designated Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breathtaking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.

Take a walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of our viewing platforms. Don’t forget your binoculars; you’ll be sure to enjoy the view! Bring your camera to capture amazing pictures year round of the Escarpment cliffs and terraces, Lake Ontario, and the Upper and Lower Falls along the trail. Waters are best viewed in the spring and fall during higher flows.

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Length: Lookout Trail .7 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accessible
Fees: Entrance fees applicable

Flora & Fauna:

As a natural escarpment property this area has a variety of old growth and interior forest offering a linear wildlife and plant corridor, with Sugar Maple and Red Oak predominately throughout the site as well as some Hemlock and White Cedar.

Beamer Memorial is the site of the annual spring hawk migration over the Niagara Peninsula and is recognized internationally as an official ‘Important Bird Area’. Spectacular birds of prey (bald eagles, sharp-shinned and red tailed hawks and vultures) can be seen flying over the site during their spring migration. Best viewing times are March 1 through May 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on warm, sunny days, especially with winds ahead of a warm front.

Amenities: Picnic area, viewing platform

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Welland, ON L3C 3W2 Phone: 905-788-3135

Find it: 23 Quarry Rd, Grimsby, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.1882350
Longitude: -79.5756030