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.

nice trails

I try to come here every time I go to Niagara, In the winter time they do Christmas lights on the islands. Beautiful scenery, year round.

Loved the hike! Beautiful view

Beautiful too many people

walking
7 months ago

Heavily trafficked - no brainer. Lots of views of the island, falls, and tourists. Recommend doing the cave of winds tour. Totally worth the money to get soaked by one of the wonders of the world.

Good views of Falls and rapids

Great trail and beautiful views!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice cool overcast Spring day to hike this easy, well maintained, and wonderfully simple trail. At the time of my visit the trees and grass were just greening. Lots of ducks, geese, gulls, red-winged black birds, sparrows and even a couple of loons. A few families were bbq-ing & picnicking. Was a lovely afternoon spent. I see fishing is allowed but it is a catch/release. Could see the shadows of large fish swimming lazily in the ponds. The only thing I wasn't too fond of was the mess of bird droppings. But that's to be expected with so much water fowl around, I suppose.

road biking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Beautiful location and scenery. Rented a bike near the visitor center & had a nice ride. You can get right up to the top of the falls. Rated only 4☆ because a lot of the island is under construction with detours.

walking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Way too crowded to be enjoyable. But I suppose that is to be expected.

hiking
Friday, January 22, 2016

Super view all the way.

trail running
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Pretty flat some rolling hills. There's always a lot of people checking out the Falls.

walking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Simply Beautiful and Amazing scenery, very Good for kids and Family. Good walk on a Beautiful Summer day.. :)

hiking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Worth the trip! Nice hike, pleasant went by much faster that we realized. The views are spectacular. Definitely want to go again. Very kid friendly.

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!

walking
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Goat Island is between the American and Horseshoe Falls, and a great place to enjoy the Niagara Falls.

walking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

My first time, but it will not be the last. The walking trail was not very busy once you got away from the falls. It is awesome to stand next to the falls and pleasant to walk around the island.

walking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

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.

walking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Island park was beautiful, and pristine 13 years ago when I first visited it. However now it is dirty, in ill repair, and covered with bird droppings due to the large population of geese. There were no picnic tables when I last visited two years ago in early August. The best thing about this park now is you can park there safely for free, and walk a short distance away to the Niagara greenhouse, and Niagara Falls.

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