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Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls

(4.5/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
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  • Travelling to Whirlpool State Park is breathtaking and the views are awesome! However, do not go during the late fall to early spring time period. You cannot utilize the restrooms or water during thes...  more »
  • The Whirlpool was fascinating. It's like an optical illusion you could look at for hours. If you are visiting you should see it, it's something you will remember and it's a great photo opportunity. As...  more »
  • wont call it a must visit place. We were at Niagara Falls, had time to kill and so too an organised tour of the place and saw this. If you have time, you can visit else you wont miss much if you skip ...  more »
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  • Great place to seek serenity and get up-close with the forces of nature. The park is positioned between the City of Niagara Falls and Lewiston. When visiting you're able to see, hear and basically touch the powerful 'class 5 rapids' of the Himalaya's which is about a half mile stretch that's funneled into a narrow part of the Niagara Gorge on the Lower Niagara River. The force and sheer volume of the water rushes by and then abruptly turns right which is the only way the water can go which in turn creates a giant whirlpool, hence Whirlpool State Park. A must see for location for nature seekers and travel gurus looking for a taste of nature that you simply won't find elsewhere. From indigenous wildlife, amazing hiking trails on the gorge rim and also in the gorge itself, to micro climates and geological heaven...Whirlpool State Park on the American side will surely have you saying 'WOW'. If you're lucky and come at the right time you may even come across 'envelopes full of money' which does happen regularly and is done by a Twitter user called: Human Being. Either way the park is a gem to see and you won't regret your visit. Note: Do not attempt to enter the water as it could result in fatalities and is also highly illegal.
  • Definitely worth the hike. Getting down to the bottom of the gorge and then back up can be a little tricky as there are quite a few stairs. Once down in the gorge, the trail is pretty technical with lots of rocks and obstacles in the trail. But, if you're looking for a little solitude and a great way to experience the power of the Niagara river, I highly recommend hiking to the bottom of the gorge.
  • Gorgeous views and atmosphere and exercise/nature trails and even fishing. Easy to park at free too. Long climb up and down the stairs.
  • Beutiful scenery. This can be a challenging hike if not physically fit. We are not fit at all but thought this was a great way to get fit. We went down Whirlpool side, hiked across to Devils Hole side, went up those stairs and walked the rim back to Whirlpool. You have to use core strength because there are no railings for the approx. 500 steps on either side. My advice, as we learned the hard way, is to take at least 3 bottles of water per person and a lite snack. Awesome experience.
  • Beautiful views of the Whirlpool. The visitor center staff are knowledgeable about the history of the Falls and Western New York. The park offers plenty of space for family picnics and gatherings. There is a small playground and swings. The trail along the gorge takes you all the way to Devil's Hole.