Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls

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#4 of 13 in Parks in Niagara Falls
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  • A great place to hike and get away from the busy touristy areas. Nice trails, well marked, beautifully kept park.  more »
  • This is a stop our Discover Niagara shuttle driver told us about so we checked it out on afternoon. There are some great views of the gorge below with what looks like whirlpools as well as the Aerocar...  more »
  • We made a quick stop at Whirlpool State Park. They had easily accessible walking trails along the river to view the whirlpool. Very cool to see the rapids form into a huge swirling whirlpool. Highly r...  more »
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  • Came here for a short hike every once a while. It has a kind of difficulty along the trail, so you can adjust it accordingly. The view never cease to amaze me. If you hike around March and April, you will see chunks of ice flowing downstream with the current, the scenery is just surreal .
  • Awesome place to enjoy natural beauty. There are easy and challenging places to walk, beautiful trails by the water and in the woods. A playground for the kids, too.
  • Very cool state park along the scenic parkway. Free parking and free walking. Views are beautiful and quiet. Plenty of hiking for longer walks. Interesting tidbit is the whirlpool switches direction in the winter months when they divert more water to the hydroelectric plants on the Canadian and American sides. Less water going over the falls causes this change.
  • This place and the connected devils hole state park are probably the most gorgeous part of the greater niagra area. The gorge trail is dangerous and beautiful. I'd highly recommend it but would suggest you bring good gear and perhaps some cleats.
  • If you have never seen the Niagara river in person, you should come take a look. The rapids and whirlpools are enough to satisfy most, but wait until you see a Canada Goose casually floating by what looks like a boat eating whirlpool... That's how they roll out here. Beautiful spot for a hike out here though.
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