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Two historic forts are situated at each end of the Niagara River. Step back in time to the War of 1812 and witness re-enactments of battles past. The Niagara Falls area of Canada's Ontario province is brimming with history, and Fort George and Old Fort Eire are just two of the many historic sites that are open to the public Wind your way upstream along the Niagara Parkway to where the Niagara River connects to Lake Eire, to find Old Fort Erie. Follow the river downstream away from the mighty falls and you will discover Fort George, at the edge of Lake Ontario. The road runs for several miles and follows the river in both directions from Niagara Falls. There are many interesting places to stop on the parkway as the road winds through scenic parkland, picnic areas, bike and walking trails.