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“Great park and FREE!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whirlpool State Park

Whirlpool State Park
Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 284-4691
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great park and FREE!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

My wife and I visited this park as part of our trip to Niagara Falls. It is only about 5 minutes north of the falls. The entire park is free. It is a great place to pack a picnic lunch then hike down into the gorge to see the natural whirlpool. Parking is free, there are restrooms and it is not crowded at all. There are several hiking trails; the one down into the gorge is pretty steep and uneven, but if you have good shoes it is worth the effort. I would make this place as somewhere to visit on the way to old fort niagara and as part of the visit to the falls.

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Cordele, Georgia
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“Don't miss this park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

Get up close and personal with the Niagara River! The trail to the flat rock platform is rocky in places and steep in others, but so worth it. Not strenuous for the average hiker. Beautiful trail!

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“To ---- and back !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2006

As a family we hiked down from the Whirlpool State Park to the
gorge. It was an exhillarating journey to the waters edge. The trail can be narrow at times, and at some points you will need to
use both hands to get around boulders. At the end of your walk
you will be able to see the rapids and the whirlpools. Bring plenty of water with you!! We would do it again if in the area.

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