Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls

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  • October 1, 2017
    We walked around the top near the shelter and parking area (plenty of parking, free) and then hiked down to the Whirlpool Rapids trail. We misread the map and didn't realize it was "difficult" and it ...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Our tour guide took us here to see the whirlpools at about sunset and it was really gorgeous. I believe it's also a stop on the trolley route, which is nice! It also has a great view of the Canada sid...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    The most challenging trails at Niagara but worth the climb down all the rocks to sit on the edge of the river and enjoy the water  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Whirlpool Park has much less traffic than the falls. It definitely holds its own. SOOOO much power going through those rapids. The upper trail is easy to hike and has some beautiful scenery. The bottom trail is just absolutely astonishing! It's quite a hike to get to- you have to descend down a lot of stairs and rubble, BUT ITS FOR SURE WORTH IT! The view from the bottom is something I can't really explain, but something more that needs to be seen. The walk back up is......well, let's just say it's difficult. I wouldn't suggest talking your 5 year down the trail. We have a 13 and 9yr old and they did okay. As many of the other reviewers have said DON'T FORGET TO TAKE WATER WITH YOU!!!! It's a must!! There are no drinking fountains there. Walking shoes and attire aren't a must but I would suggest it.
  • May 27, 2017
    Found a species of constrictor snakes there I posted it on Facebook, no one believed me though... funny. Beautiful scenery lots of trails lots of walking and hiking and stairs great place to get in shape or to bring the family or to chill. Lots of Flora and Fauna please look take pictures and don't pick to take home. Let's keep the beauty so I can see.
  • May 18, 2017
    Very scenic views and good trails. The trails could be marked a little better we got off trail once or twice on the way to the whirlpool but nothing catastrophic. Ran across two other couples who were unsure of the way back. Other than that, great hiking and happy trails.
  • June 3, 2017
    Quiet, nice place to take rest. if you see movie at Niagara you'll find here more fun. you can also see a cable car on Canada side.
  • June 15, 2017
    The gorge trails are absolutely breathtaking! They are far less busy than the rest of the local falls attractions but they are also less well kept. There are places that are actually fairly treacherous so I would not recommend these trails for young children.

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