Challenge yourself! Join the ambitious participants who will walk Laura's epic 32 km trek in its entirety, from the Laura Secord Homestead in Queenston to Decew House in Thorold. It's a wonderful way to celebrate Laura Secord's legacy, and to fully understand the magnitude of her accomplishment.


Recommended for: Brave and hardy Laura enthusiasts in good physical condition who are used to long hikes over variable terrain in all weather conditions. Hikers only (no bicycles, strollers or wheelchairs due to terrain).

Not recommended for: People with medical conditions, physical constraints, or mobility impairments.


 
 
 

On the day of the walk...

  • Register online (use link below)
  • Park on the street in permitted areas in the Village of Queenston
  • Walk the short distance to the Laura Secord Homestead
  • Check in at the Laura Secord Homestead at 7:00 a.m.
  • Meet the group of walkers at the Laura Secord Homestead at 8:00 a.m.
  • Walk through the same door Laura Secord did in 1813 from her home in Queenston when she departed on her courageous journey.
  • Walk along the entire trail at your own pace and at your own risk
  • (Optionally - Ride the shuttle between Niagara College and Rodman Hall, shortening your trip by 9 km. Check with Friends of Laura Secord personnel for expected shuttle departure times)
  • Cross Twelve Mile Creek on the Bridge at Laura's Crossing
  • Walk past the encampment where Laura encountered First Nation allies who escorted her to DeCew House
  • Walk through the same doorway that Laura did when she delivered her fateful message to Lt. Fitzgibbon
  • Ride the shuttle bus from DeCew House back to Queenston between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For medical emergencies in the field, call 911.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • PARTICIPATION IN THIS WALK IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • THE SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE IS VARIABLE. A FULL ROUND TRIP TAKES BETWEEN 1.0 and 1.5 HOURS, BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL TIMES.
  • ONLY LIMITED MEDICAL AND RESCUE PERSONNEL ARE ON STANDBY
  • TOILET FACILITIES ARE LIMITED
  • ONLY LIMITED AMOUNTS OF WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CARRY YOUR OWN!
  • YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE WALK OPTIONS


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