Tag: nature areas

    Zip-line decision expected by year’s end

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The public should know by the end of the year whether a zip-line attraction above Niagara Parks Commission property will be a go.

    Staff is preparing a report on the idea, which commissioners will likely deal with at their December meeting, said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.

    She said the report will include input from professionals and the public, staff comments on how to possibly mitigate concerns and any potential amendments to the concept. It will outline pros and cons between the parks commission potentially operating the attraction versus the private sector.

    Thomson acknowledges any proposal dealing with nature areas can strike a nerve with people. That’s why she’s pleased with the “tremendous level of support” the possibility of two new zip-line attractions at Dufferin Islands and Thompson Point, which is directly across from Whirlpool Golf Course, has received.

    Niagara Glen getting back to its roots

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s all about getting back to nature at the Niagara Glen and visitors like Jane Bartell couldn’t be happier.

    She is in total agreement with the many changes that have occurred and the new direction the Niagara Parks Commission is taking to protect and preserve one of Canada’s premier nature areas.

    “It’s just so wonderful here,” said Bartell who grew up in Niagara Falls and attended A. N. Myer secondary school, but now lives in Grand Island, N.Y. “You get a good bit of exercise and get to see a beautiful part of Niagara Falls that many tourists never get a chance to see.”

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