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“Must visit if nearby”

Niagara Falls State Park
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$69.44*
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Private Tour: Niagara Falls Sightseeing
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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.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Truly an incredible experience! We were fortunate to go on a beautiful day. We were able to go on the Maid of the Mist and into the Cave of the Winds. I would highly recommend both. However, if you don't wish to do those, being able to go to the various falls (and get so close to the edge on some of them) that its worth the trip. This is great whether you were flying solo or with a family

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went twice on our trip. Once at night when we first arrived to the city, we didn't have to pay for parking and got to see it all lit up and beautiful! The next day we went back and paid for parking (not unreasonable) and spent the majority of our day there. It blew me away how powerful the falls are.. It felt amazing to just stand and watch for a while. The park is beautiful, clean and easy enough to get around. This is definitely something everyone should see in their lifetime!

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1  Thank dfant80
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had driven from Utica so it was lovely to find such a wonderful park well suited to walking; yet with terrific views of the falls. The area is completely unspoiled so you see nature at its best. Tulips in bloom, birds nesting with chicks, the walk round the river and the magnificent falls - all for free; unless you choose to do Maid of the Mist or Cave of the Winds. Then a pass which encompasses both is a good buy. Try and avoid the Canadian holiday in May if you can - it was VERY busy. We only had one day to see it all and decided that 2 days would have done it justice.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

While the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is very developed the Niagara Falls State Park is a flavor of Niagara before it was all urbanized. Access the park by foot or by car after crossing the Rainbow Bridge into Niagare Falls NY. There are beautiful walks over to Goat Island the the Three Sisters Islands can be discovered perched right in the river on top of the Horseshoe Falls. Worth seeing are majestic trees centuries old, Bridal Veil Falls ( not accessible in winter) and close up views of both the American and Canadian Horse Shore Falls. There are miles of woodland trails and frankly you have not experiences the "Natural Niagara" unless you have strolled the American side as well. For a nominal fee the Robert Moses Tower just adjacent to the Rainbow Bridge takes you over the river and in summer to the river bank. A great feel of the majesty of the falls and you can see the remains of the Honeymoon Bridge. The Parks service is undertaking serious park upgrades and there is a 'bus" that can take you around if your feet are tired!

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Very nice park on the New York side, beautiful views of horseshoe falls from the Canadian side (which are much nicer than NY side), but still very nice!

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