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“peaceful.... nice walk”

Niagara Falls State Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers biking, fishing and cross-country skiing, and contains plenty of hiking and walking trails, including the Niagara Gorge Trail System, which affords great views of both the falls and the gorge.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
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“peaceful.... nice walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

i enjoyed walking through the nice clean well kept park, and the trolley ride was wonderful and informative as well

Visited October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited niagara falls on the American side, the park is nice and clean and even though we went during winter and it's cold, it was a great visit

Visited March 2013
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“Get up close to the Falls on the American side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have been going to Niagara Falls for years, but always on the Canadian side. We recently visited the American side during a spring break road trip, only because some in our group of eighteen could not cross the border into Canada. I was pleasantly surprised that the view is quite good from the state park, and there is a nice visitor's center with helpful staff.

We were going to watch the 45-minute movie downstairs, but time was short, so we decided to just head outside into the cold and see (and feel!) the Falls for ourselves. During the summer time, you can get really close by walking down to the Falls along the wooden footpath, but it is closed in the winter. The wind was biting and it was bitterly cold when we went out onto the observation deck, but we still managed to get some good photos and experience the cold spray and mist on our faces. All the tourist attractions, such as the Maid of the Mist, are basically closed in the winter, but the plus side is that there are no crowds, and you can freely walk all over the park. Parking was also free!

Visited March 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The State Park is the best part of Niagara Falls USA or Canada. Be sure to take the trolley and go to Three Sisters Islands. There is also great hiking available starting at the Discovery Center. Pack a lunch if possible and eat in the park. We love to spend the first part of the day here and then walk across the bridge into Canada for dinner. You will be so happy you visited the State Park, so much nicer than the commercialized Canadian side.

Visited July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Love this park. Best view of the Falls, huge trees, great walking trails. Peaceful and lovely! Walked to the park for my hotel and stayed for hours. I was enchanted by the Falls!

Visited March 2013
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