Follow the Laura Secord Legacy Trail

Battle of Beaver Dams National Historic Site in Thorold was the site of a decisive British victory during the War of 1812, between Iroquois and American forces. Warned by Canadian heroine, Laura Secord, (and an Iroquois scout) the Caughnawaga Iroquois and Grand River forces defeated an attacking American force near Beaver Dams on 24 June 1813.

It was in DeCew’s Field where Laura Secord met native warriors who brought her to the end of her 32 km journey.

Today, you can follow the Laura Secord Legacy Trail and hike it in portions or walk the entire trek!
For information on the annual commemorative walk, visit

View a personalized video message from His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, on the occasion of the Bicentennial Celebrations for Laura Secord’s famous walk into history and the official opening of the Laura Secord Legacy Trail. The video was produced June 7th, 2013 at St. James Palace.