"The Niagara region is home to a number of wetlands – which are essentially marshes and swamps that act as a filter. Without these natural filter systems, the water quality in the region would degrade significantly
'Unfortunately, over time, a lot of these areas have been destroyed because of development or farming practices,' said D'Amario. 'We have to protect what is left.'
As the authority began to evolve over the years after its inception, so did the original regulations that were established to protect the Niagara region."
The OTC is glad they allow trails. For a list of trails in the Niagara Region see: http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trail-regions/greater-toronto-area/