Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the nation, is celebrating its 125th anniversary! Join in the celebration and come experience the history and power of Niagara Falls. Find out for yourself why millions of visitors are drawn to this magnificent natural wonder every year. Today's experience is by far the most memorable ever largely because of the enhanced access to the history, geology and beauty of this special place. Visitors can witness the intensity of the falls from mere inches away at the Cave of the Winds tour, cruise the powerful churning waters at the base of the falls on a Maid of the Mist boat ride, learn more about the region's natural history at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, meet the legends and marvel at the myths at the Niagara Adventure Theater, enjoy jaw-dropping views from the Observation Tower, and check out the antics of the sea lions and penguins at the Niagara Aquarium. Take a break and enjoy a ride on the Niagara Scenic Trolley or grab a bite at the Top of the Falls restaurant on Goat Island with its commanding views of the Horseshoe Falls. Plan on staying the day to experience the rich history and heart-pounding fun of Niagara Falls Be sure to check www.niagarafallsstatepark.com throughout the season for events and programs being planned to commemorate this special milestone.
The views are great! Make sure you don't miss Luna Island for a view of the American Falls and Bridal Falls. Three Sister's Island has great views of the rapids. From the Horseshoe Falls view at Terrapin Point, head up the hill and to the right to get some great pictures of the falls without people in them. At the top of the right hand of the hill you will also find the new Nik Wallenda tribute which has a piece of the cable he used to walk across the Falls. This is currently not on any of the maps. One warning if you are hiking with kids, there are no walking paths across the middle of the island, only along the island perimeter. Since cars are allowed on the island, this can make walking a safety challenge!
This is an incredible place! I have been seven or eight times and hope to go many more. The few digital pictures I have are not that good so I may go back and get more. You can stand next to a giant thundering waterfall, a raging rapid on take the trip down to the bottom of the falls. There are crowds but I still gave it five stars. Anything this beautiful, this well know and so easy to get to is bound to be visited by many.