Knowing what it is that we see brings us meaning and gives value to what is seen. —Lynn Bevan

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The Jean & Michael Bevan Tree Walk

An urban forest experience

Accessible to all, year-round, without charge

The Jean & Michael Bevan Tree Walk

Found in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Jean & Michael Bevan Tree Walk is a place to visit that will engage your senses and your curiosity.

In just 170 metres or 525 feet, you will see trees that you may never have seen before, such as the Paperbark Maple, with its cinnamon-coloured, peeling bark. You may be surprised to learn that there are trees on the Walk from the Magnolia, Legume, and Hemp families. There are trees here, such as the Northern Catalpa and Moraine Sweetgum, that are known as Carolinian species, because they are normally not found north of the Carolinas in the United States. There are trees with leaves in the shapes of hearts and stars. There is even a living fossil tree, the Gingko.

Take a walk

Go to Take a Walk, download the map for a self-guided tour, and enjoy your brief immersion into an urban forest experience.

Identifying Trees

If you want to learn more, go to Identifying Trees, where you can learn about the differences between deciduous and coniferous trees, how to identify trees by their bark, leaves and flowers, and to learn about the specific trees found on The Jean & Michael Bevan Tree Walk.


The Tree Walk is located parallel to Anderson Lane and runs between the Stone Road/Mississauga Street (Highway 55) and the Town’s Library and Community Centre.

If you enjoy urban nature experiences, visit the Bevan Bell Secret Garden located on the grounds of the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Map of the Bevan Tree walk

Take a Walk

An urban forest experience