|Explore The Great Outdoors!
Ridgeway offers four seasons of fun, so when the snow flies, cross-country and snow shoe fans hit the trails and open spaces while ski enthusiasts head for the popular ski hills of Ellicottville, New York - just a short drive away. Kids and toboggans slide over the snow-covered hills and skaters take to the ice.
The area boasts numerous recreation trails connecting communities within the Greater Fort Erie area, perfect for a casual stroll, a brisk jog or a leisurely bike ride. Ridgeway’s network of trails includes The Friendship Trail through the centre of town (which forms the southerly link of the Greater Niagara Circle Route), The Lions Nature Trail offering 78 kms of wooded beauty. This Trail is located behind the Crystal Ridge Library and is popular with walkers and joggers alike. The Shagbark Trail is a wooded and meadowed 54-acre nature park popular among outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The meadow area feature grasses, wildflowers, birds, butterflies and other natural life. The Trail's wooded areas are especially well known for their interesting birdlife, especially owls.
Stevensville Conservation Area
The Stevensville Conservation Area is a passive recreational area under the auspices of the Niagara Conservation Authority. Visitors to this 121-acre site are greeted by: a Carolinian forest, a wetland, fishing pond, open picnic area and the meandering Black Creek. Conservation efforts are ongoing with help from the Fort Erie Conservation Club (FECC). The FECC clubhouse is located on the site as is a pavilion, picnic tables and washrooms. Fishing, hiking and bird watching are popular activities. Next to this area is the United Empire Loyalist Memorial Conservation Area.