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Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls

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4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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  • this is a really cool part of the river, and is best seen after you view the Falls themselves. I'm glad I went, but there isn't really a "whirlpool" of the sort that comes to mind when you hear that w...  read more »
  • We happened upon this park by accident trying to turn around. I am so glad we stopped. Make sure you read all the stops throughout the park for some of the history. We found out this natural whirlpool...  read more »
  • The 90 degree turn of the Niagara River causes some of the current to circle around inside the bend, resulting in several whirlpools. Scenic and not too far from the Falls 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you come here try to be with a guide or read carefully all the information since there is nothing else to do and might be boring if you dont understand what you are seing.
  • Gorgeous views and atmosphere and exercise/nature trails and even fishing. Easy to park at free too. Long climb up and down the stairs.
  • Beautiful view. Stairs down are closed right now need to use devil's hole stairs about a mile down the road towards Lewiston.
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