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 throughout the season for events and programs being planned to commemorate this special milestone.

Whoever put this in as “no dogs” was incorrect. We had a great time walking around the island and seeing the falls with our pup.

We had a white time this park is beautiful!!

Amazing just simply amazing... it’s something you have to see for yourself.

nature trips
26 days ago

Love this place. I live close to Niagara Falls, and every time I go there, I get chills just from how amazing and beautiful the falls are. The views are great from goat island. You can get so close to the falls and just hear and see how powerful they are. Definitely worth it!

Went off season so not a lot of people but beautiful!

Very crowded as expected but very beautiful

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

11 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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Good views of Falls and rapids

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great trail and beautiful views!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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

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.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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

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!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This is a nice "little" trail, its great for taking really young children or wheelchair bound people on to spend an hour or two, but it is definatley not a place where an experinced hiker would want to go for an adventure as it's a pretty flat trail that weaves through some trees and over a shallow pond, however if you are visiting Niagara Falls Canada anyways, you might as well bring a bbq and enjoy some R & R time outdoors at Dufferin Islands.

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