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Niagara Gorge Trail

Address: Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
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Ranked #6 of 27 Activities in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Niagara Falls, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you came to see the Falls you must enjoy all the other scenic places nearby particularly along the Gorge. This trail is very near to falls and very few people are on it. That is surprising as it an easy trail and it has amazing and changing scenery. It ends near the Whirlpool deep in the gorge with thundering... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nothing can beat being up close and personal! We saw the falls at night from the Canadian side then took the Maid of the Mist from New York. My phone video delivered some unbelievable memories that help me relive every moment. You can never duplicate the sensory experience that being there delivers. I encourage everyone to get there and see... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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401 reviews 401 reviews
191 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been down in the Niagara Gorge many times in my life. We usually go down at Whirlpool State Park then come back up at Devil's Hole State Park then walk back to the car at the top of the gorge.There is much to see: closeups of the rapids, flora and fauna, rock formations, man made "left behinds". If... More 

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Brockport, New York
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First time stopping at the Gorge. Spectacular scenery and close to the hotel . Whole area is beautiful

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you are going to take the tour, they give you a poncho. At the end of the tour there are recycling bins to put your used poncho in, however as you finish the tour you can walk over to the horseshoe falls and you WILL get wet. So hold on to that poncho !

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Chestertown, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Walking the trail is one of the best ways to see the falls during day or night. The view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is more impressive because you can get much closer, but I enjoy the full length of the trail. During this trip, I walked with coworkers in the early evening and found the trail to be well... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There is a paved path that will lead you around the park and along the American side of the Niagara. The best trails are down some stairs...there are a lot of them. When you reach the bottom the water of the river is the most amazing green. Enjoy!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Niagara Gorge Trail is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit and explore in the Autumn when all the trees are changing colors! The views of the gorge and Niagara River are breathtaking! Better wear your best footwear because the trail and steep stone steps in places is a bit rough and without proper footwear your safety may be compromised. For... More 

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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128 reviews 128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great walking experience on top of the gorge rim. Started at the discovery center. Follow unpaved paths, asphalt, mowed lawn, a bridge. The trail follows the contour of the gorge downstream and connects to parks and spur special trails. Great views on the gorge and river. Walk it, do not drive it.

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usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hike has the option of shorter out and back hikes. or longer circuitous routes. You can get right up to the water and will avoid any crowds here. The nicest routes have a 200 step descent to the river's edge, but the hikes themselves are not dangerous

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