The Niagara Escarpment is famous around the world for its beauty
and for its vast size. This cliff ridge runs 725 kilometres from
Queenston near Niagara Falls to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce
Peninsula. It rises to a top height of 110 metres above the surrounding
land at Spencer Gorge, right in our neighbourhood.
most of the land surrounding it has been developed into agricultural
or urban areas, it has been largely allowed to remain as it was:
a forested ridge dotted with wetlands, grasslands and meadows; decorated
by rivers and beautiful waterfalls spilling over the escarpment
justifiably famous Ontario feature is recognized internationally
as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO: the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its status has helped conservation
groups to raise awareness about its unique nature and its value
as the longest habitat corridor in Southern Ontario.