Located about 2.5 miles north of the Falls , this park offers a spectacular view of both the Giant Whirlpool on the Canadian ... More
Whirlpool State Park
Located about 2.5 miles north of the Falls , this park offers a spectacular view of both the Giant Whirlpool on the Canadian side and the vicious rapids at the 90-degree bend in the Niagara River. The first is visible from the top of the Gorge; the other at the base following a 30-minute hike. The park's 109 acres feature biking trails, picnic tables, playground, fishing, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Other nearby state parks include Artpark , Fort Niagara State Park and Niagara Falls State Park .
This may be better than the falls itself. Much less crowded and more natural. A true gem and it is free. The area surrounding the whirlpool is almost completely natural with the exception of the one tour that is operated there. You can find trails down to the whirlpool, but it is very steep and not recommended for everyone.
Don't miss this spot-- it's a gem! A majestic site - and totally free!!! (I'm a local resident.) One of my favorite nature spots in Niagara Falls (2nd to Goat Island's 3 Sisters' Island--a must-see). The park is wooded with a playground area for the kids. Hike along the gorge and see the lower Niagara River and its whirlpools below. A beautiful, large park not heavily travelled. Nice public bathroom facilities. If you're in fairly good walking health (not necessarily "athletic" but no knee, back or heart conditions), you absolutely should don your sneakers and hike down into the gorge!!! Serene, uncrowded, and absolutely beautiful. Bring a camera--lots of different sights to see. If you plan around 1 1/2 hours or so, you can walk down the (at places somewhat steep) stoned stairs and natural pathways, to the edge of the mighty river. You can continue this hike, with the steep gorge to one side and the mighty whirlpools on the other, all the way across to the other end of the park to the second set of stairs. (It doesn't matter which side you enter the gorge from). I'm only in average shape, and consider it a fantastic workout!
Tips: I wouldn't travel it alone.
Don't go after a rain because the stones and paths may be slippery or muddy.
Bring a picnic--incredible spots to enjoy your lunch.
Autumn colors! OMG! Such beauty!!!
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