Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, New York 

Parks 

 
 

The main destination to the Niagara Falls area is Niagara Falls State Park, where the Niagara Falls is located. Each year millions of tourists head to the park to see and experience the magnificence of the Niagara Falls. The tourist season is from spring to autumn, though the busiest of times is during the summer months when the crowd reaches its peak. However, tourists often miss out on the lesser known state and urban parks in the area, offering a quiet and definitely more relaxing retreat from the crowds at Niagara Falls State Park.

Niagara River, New York State

Greenery along the Niagara River by Ad Meskens

Though these parks may not be in the same league as Niagara Falls State Park, they are less touristy and certainly worth a visit. Whirlpool State Park is one of the most interesting parks in Western New York, with its large areas of greenery and trails passing through wooded areas. Nearby is Devil’s Hole State Park, overlooking the rapids of the Niagara River and offers plenty of opportunities for hiking as well as fishing. Another is De Veaux State Park, home to various species of oak tress as well as shrubs, herbs, and wild flowers. Hyde Park is the largest urban park in the city of Niagara Falls, featuring a large lake, grass covered lawns and rose gardens.
Whirlpool State Park, New York State

Whirlpool State Park by Ad Meskens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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