Most of the Laura Secord Legacy Trail is now open
under the terms of the Provincial Covid-19 ‘Reopening Ontario’ Guidelines (https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario).

Note that the trail passes through many different jurisdictions, each of which has the right and responsibility to control access appropriately.

Closed areas currently include high-traffic tourism destinations, most waterfalls (including Decew Falls, the entire Morningstar Mill complex, and adjacent City of St. Catharines access trails), and some private properties.

Areas that remain closed are noted on the websites of the landowning agencies, and/or on the property itself.

Parks, conservation areas, municipalities and other landowners may make changes to the status of their land and facilities without prior notification. It is best to visit the websites or social media accounts of these organizations directly for the latest on closures or changes to access.

Where the trail is open, please hike locally and responsibly. Responsible hiking guidelines are available from the Bruce Trail Conservancy (https://brucetrail.org/pages/news-events/covid-19-updates/hiking-responsibly-safely-in-the-time-of-covid-19) and the Ontario Trails Council (https://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid19).

Most onsite public facilities (including public washrooms) are closed even where trails are open. Through-hiking in closed areas is not possible and not permitted until further notice.

If sections of the trail are closed by the legal landowners or relevant jurisdictions, please do not park on nearby roads, move gates or barriers, or hop fences, as these actions are illegal.

Laura Secord Walk 2019 was a great success!

Join us as we look back to June 22nd, 2019, when almost a hundred dedicated walkers and a few particularly generous benefactors helped us to raise $10,000 for War Child Canada.

Story and photos are here.

More about Friends of Laura Secord


Why Celebrate
Laura Secord?

Historica Canada produced a brief but informative mini-documentary about Laura Secord as part of their iconic Heritage Minute series.

Watch for a one-minute overview of her importance in the founding of our nation.

News Updates

2017.10.17New Peace Monument unveiled in Decew House Heritage Park – Elizabeth Martin, Brock Press
2017.10.09Straightening out the ‘crooked good’
2017.10.08Indigenous Monument Symbol of Ancient and Enduring Presence: Lt.-Gov. Dowdeswell
2017.10.08First Nations Peace Monument a Hit!
2017.10.07First Nations Peace Monument in Thorold
2017.10.01‘Stunning’ First Nations Peace Monument to be unveiled Oct. 7
25.09.2017You’re invited to the unveiling of First Nations Peace Monument on Oct. 7th!
24.08.2017Official groundbreaking for First Nations Peace Monument at Decew House Heritage Park
22.06.2017204th Anniversary of Laura Secord’s famous walk!
23.06.2016Mayor Darte declares Laura Secord Day 2016 in Queenston
13.09.2016Laura Secord’s 241st Birthday!
08.09.2016Queenston Post Office to celebrate Laura Secord’s birthday with cancellation mark
20.06.2016Queenston Fair on Laura Secord Day
18.06.2016Walking, talking for Laura Secord Day
08.06.2016Village to be beehive of activity during Queenston Fair on Laura Secord Day
20.08.2015 FLS-sponsored Monument to pay homage to ‘pivotal’ role of First Nations
20.06.2015 June 20th, 2015 is Laura Secord Day!
13.09.2014 Google celebrates Laura Secord’s 239th birthday with Google Doodle graphic!!
21.06.2014 Laura Secord Day 2014 was a great success!
21.06.2013 H.R.H.Prince Charles sends greetings to the Friends of Laura Secord
01.05.2013 Laureen Harper joined in recreating the Laura Secord trek on its 200th anniversary
01.05.2013 Laura Secord’s historic walk immortalized in wilderness trail and opera
11.04.2013 Bridge will be in place for renowned War of 1812 trek
09.04.2013 Mapping the trek of Secord’s accomplishment
Valerie Pringle will walk into history to commemorate Laura Secord

The Friends of Laura Secord is a not-for-profit community group dedicated to sharing the story of our best known national heroine, Laura Ingersoll Secord, whose heroic exploits contributed to the creation of the nation we now know as Canada.
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