Programs & Events

The Greenway helps promote events that celebrate and connect the public to the Niagara River Waterfront. Our hope and goal is to inspire our community to cherish and enjoy our natural resources while developing a sense of true environmental stewardship.  

Paddles Up Niagara

Our signature event is Paddles Up Niagara, where hundreds of people gather at Beaver Island State Park to embark on guided eco tours or a larger fun paddle.  It is a great way to enjoy our Niagara River safely with friends, family and the community.  The event is free, with the exception of parking, and offers various vendor options to rent kayaks from.  Paddles Up is always held on the last Saturday in July and this year we will be holding the 15th annual on July 31st.

birds on the Niagara

We are also a founding member and organizer of the annual Birds on the Niagara, which is a winter festival in celebration of all birds that call the Niagara River Corridor home.  The event is held on Valentines Day Weekend, which is a wonderful time to view winter birds that take advantage of our flowing body of water during these cold months.  In 2020 the event was held virtually and the above video is our presentation, please visit for many more presentations by very informative speakers.