Millennium Recreational Trail - Section 2

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Consultation has concluded

The City of Niagara Falls is excited to be moving forward with the design and development of the final section of the Millennium Recreational Trail - Section 2 (south of McLeod Road following the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Canal Corridor). Completion of this section will effectively connect the south end of the City to the north end of the City utilizing this recreational trail route, along the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Canal Corridor.

The completion of the Millennium Recreation Trail is a City Council Strategic Priority. The first section of the Millennium Trail (Section 1 - the John McCall MacBain Pathway) was constructed in 2001, from McLeod Road at Oakwood Drive north to Lundy’s Lane. Through the past 20 years other sections of the Millennium Trail were constructed, and the trail gradually connected section by section. Section 2 is the last and final section of the Millennium Trail Masterplan to be completed.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2021, Council approved the agreements with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and received Provincial and Federal funding assistance, to move forward with the last section of the trail. The Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2 development will include:

· Approximately 1.4 km of new 3m wide asphalt paved accessible trail
· Fitness equipment station
· Picnic tables, benches, and social gathering/event space
· Parking area
· Fencing and landscape buffering improvements
· Planting of over 200 native trees and plants along this new trail section

Phase 2 of this section of the trail is a proposed east link to Dorchester Road that creates an opportunity to connect with Fern Park and Fern Park Trail. Phase 2 has been deferred for future consideration due to current budget constraints.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to learn more about the Millennium Trail - Section 2, and connected with the project team. The consultation period has now closed.

Update to Frequently Asked Questions

You asked, we listened. The project team has compiled a list of questions that have been frequently asked about Section 2 of the Millennium Recreational Trail. All questions and answers have been added to the FAQ section of this page. For easy access, we've highlighted the new additions below:

CONCEPT PLAN A: Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2

CONCEPT PLAN B: Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2

The City of Niagara Falls is excited to be moving forward with the design and development of the final section of the Millennium Recreational Trail - Section 2 (south of McLeod Road following the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Canal Corridor). Completion of this section will effectively connect the south end of the City to the north end of the City utilizing this recreational trail route, along the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Canal Corridor.

The completion of the Millennium Recreation Trail is a City Council Strategic Priority. The first section of the Millennium Trail (Section 1 - the John McCall MacBain Pathway) was constructed in 2001, from McLeod Road at Oakwood Drive north to Lundy’s Lane. Through the past 20 years other sections of the Millennium Trail were constructed, and the trail gradually connected section by section. Section 2 is the last and final section of the Millennium Trail Masterplan to be completed.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2021, Council approved the agreements with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and received Provincial and Federal funding assistance, to move forward with the last section of the trail. The Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2 development will include:

· Approximately 1.4 km of new 3m wide asphalt paved accessible trail
· Fitness equipment station
· Picnic tables, benches, and social gathering/event space
· Parking area
· Fencing and landscape buffering improvements
· Planting of over 200 native trees and plants along this new trail section

Phase 2 of this section of the trail is a proposed east link to Dorchester Road that creates an opportunity to connect with Fern Park and Fern Park Trail. Phase 2 has been deferred for future consideration due to current budget constraints.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to learn more about the Millennium Trail - Section 2, and connected with the project team. The consultation period has now closed.

Update to Frequently Asked Questions

You asked, we listened. The project team has compiled a list of questions that have been frequently asked about Section 2 of the Millennium Recreational Trail. All questions and answers have been added to the FAQ section of this page. For easy access, we've highlighted the new additions below:

CONCEPT PLAN A: Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2

CONCEPT PLAN B: Millennium Recreational Trail Section 2

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with the project team? We'd love to hear from you! Please use this dialogue box to send in your comments, and a staff member will be in touch. Thank you for taking the time to learn about this exciting recreational development. Comments will be received until April 23, 2021.