The Niagara River Recreation Trail meanders through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. In August 1943, Sir Winston Churchill chose to rest here from the rigours of meetings with Prime Minister Mackenzie King, prior to the Quebec Conference with U.S. President Roosevelt. He visited the Falls then drove along the Niagara Parkway, describing it as “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. Constructed in 1986, the Niagara River Recreation Trail is a paved path for non-motorized traffic stretching some 53 kilometers (35 miles) along the Canadian side of the Niagara River. From Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the north it extends the full length of the peninsula.The Trail was built and is maintained by The Niagara Parks Commission. Niagara Parks is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty of the lands adjacent to the Niagara River for the enjoyment of its visitors.