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Niagara Gorge Trail

Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Trails, State Parks
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Niagara Gorge Trail is a beautiful was to get out and stretch those legs for as long as you'd like while getting wonderful views of the Niagara River and the gorge below the Falls. The trail hugs the edge of the gorge along the scenic riverbed, extending a number of miles below the Falls. We walked along it for... More

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East Greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

After seeing the falls we went to see the gorge. Just as impressive as the falls themselves. Definitely have to see in person. It was a nice walk with many views. A lot of places to take pictures. Well worth the time to visit.

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North Olmsted OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went when the steps were snow covered. There is a warning sign to be careful going down and too watch your step. We saw a lot of fishermen down there. It was worth going down and seeing the whirlpool.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I took this hike in the beginning of October and it was fantastic. The stairs down into the gorge are quite challenging as they are crooked, cracked and uneven but as long as you are careful and take it slow they are manageable. Once down there the scenery is spectacular. On some parts of the trail you... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was a beautiful hike, especially hiking it at low water (months when more water is diverted to the power project). The stairs and path are a bit rough so wear comfortable shoes and be careful to watch your footing.

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Dunkirk, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Fantastic place to go hiking along the Niagara river with the family or for a romantic get away. Some challenging elevation changes and an over all good hike. Be sure to check out the Devils Hole and watch out for snakes sunning on the rocks along the gorge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The walk is wonderful and intense. Keep you camera clicking because nearly everything you see is a picture to take home.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had a full day at Niagara Falls ending with a great hike on the Gorge Trail from the Discovery Center. You can take the Niagara Trolley over to this area where there is a Trail Info Booth, where a nice woman gave us advice and maps for a short hike as we only had about an hour. There are... More

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The trail from the Prospect Point area to the railroad bridges gets you away from the high-rises, casinos and crowds, and near to the power of water to carve rock deeply. A great section for a riverside hiker is the former rail path carved into the side of the gorge, accessible starting from the Discovery Center and extending to the... More

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Athens, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I loved getting out of the commercial part of the Falls. Yes, the walk was a little difficult but we had been eating well and it felt good to be challenged.

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