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- It was really an amazing experience to watch the waterfall just beside and under it. The view of the river from here also different. And we could see the Horseshoe Fall from here.Written November 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is one of my bucket list. I visited it late in the evening so there was only less people to take some pictures when the waterfalls was illuminated by colorful lights. And then I also visited it in the morning until afternoon to enjoy some attractions like Maid of The Mist and Cave of The Winds and the trails. In the evening I watched the fireworks on the Canada side.Written November 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Entered from the US Side, we were able to walk out to the observatory deck before descending 200ft down an elevator to the Maid of the Mist. You can walk around the state park, over the roaring rapids of the river and over to Goat Island where you can view Horseshoe Falls! Bring a poncho you’re bound to get soaked. We did the maid of the mist first so I kept my poncho on. Parking is $15, there is also a little food truck park with some stores however we did not eat at the park. You can also partake in the Cave of Winds for $21, or the Maid of the Mist for $29. I wish they had more plaques with facts throughout the park.Written October 15, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our grandchildren enjoyed their first visit to the Falls and the State Park. The day was a warm sunny October afternoon, perfect for walking and viewing the falls.Written October 11, 2023
- Terrapin Point was beautiful at sunset and so worth it. Nice hiking trails. A cute gift shop closes early.Written November 27, 2023
- Outstanding views of the whirlpool and class 6 rapids. The park allows for enjoyment in the green spaces and on the trails. Seems like a lot of buses with tourists come through, and the visitor center is closed for renovation. The parking lot is pretty large and allows for quite a few vehicles. No entry fee is charged.Written September 9, 2023
- Pretty views but nothing really to do just different views of the river. It's a quick walk over a couple small bridges.Written September 28, 2023
- Awesome time. Great views and a nice walk. I got lucky with great weather too. Recommend and will return.Written June 10, 2023
- The aquarium was a little expensive for how tiny the facility was but the exhibits seemed to be well maintained and clean as well as the building itself. The outside seemed in need of a refresh but inside was much nicer than expected.
The shows were short but included in the admission cost. The seals are located outside and could use a much bigger tank. Quite sad honestly. Overall it only took us about 2 hours to visit with our toddlers. We would have liked to have stayed for more of the shows but we had already seen all the exhibits and the kids were ready to move on.
Overall not bad with little kids, especially if you're looking to kill a couple hours.Written October 29, 2023
- Amazing day out in the first crazy hot day in 2023. The trails were clearly marked and the views? Spectacular. Small kids may find this quite difficult. The drop is 196m so climbing up and down raises the heart rate for sure. The park and picnic area are pristine and a very large space with great washroom facilities.Written April 14, 2023
- My fiance and I visited the Niagara Wine Trail in October and it was beautiful. We used Amore di Vino tours and Denise was wonderful. She organized a tour for us with tastings at multiple wineries and a distillery. Lunch was also included among other snacks and surprises. Our driver, Harold, was wonderful. The wineries were all fun to visit and had delicious wines, but our favorite by far was Spring Lake Winery. It was absolutely beautiful there, with a large food menu and music, we could have stayed there all day and would definitely go back and visit again. Definitely make sure you visit Spring Lake Winery!Written May 21, 2021
- Having grown up on Elmwood Avenue, one City Market away from Pine Avenue and Route 62, I've known this park all my life, I've always loved it, and I always will!!! :) Most of my childhood was in the 1960s and 70s, and although my parents, with whom my sister and I shared so many adventures in this park, are now interred in St. Joseph's Cemetery, adjacent to the park :( , many of the features which made this park so special to two little girls and their parents, are alive and well! :) The picnic tables, grills, and gazebos are all still there, servicing today's generations of happy family picnic-goers; although my physical situation is different now, I often walk through the front of the park that's adjacent to St. Joe's, and find that, in snow-free weather, the grass is quite manageable with the careful use of a walker! :) There is also a public restroom which is also manageable, but I prefer to use the one at Tim Horton's, across the street from the park! :) Hyde Park Pond is popular, again in clement weather, for fishing and small boats - fishermen and women have been known to come home with admirably sized fish, and even a few turtles, from this pond! :) The Rose Garden still blooms in the summer; the old 1960s/70s playground has been reconstructed and is a reasonably close facsimile; the Veterans' Memorial is new, only a few years old...and, Fall is coming, time for Hyde Park's old-growth trees to blaze in all their Autumn glory!!! :) For those of you who don't drive, getting to Hyde Park is easy: just take the NFTA Metro bus #55, which features a stop across the street from the park on the way up, and one directly in front of the park on the way back! :) See you soon, Hyde Park, with my camera!!! :)Written September 3, 2019
- Hike, Walk, Run around Niagara Reservoir.
If you park at the Power Authority parking lot, and take paved trail up onto reservoir embankment, you can walk around most of the way. If you go counter clockwise, following the mile markers, around 6 miles you will come to a "no trespassing" gate. Go through it, and at 6.5 miles, just before the dam, on the right you will see a radio tower and a little dirt path that goes out by a cematary on Witmer Road, go out that way (steep climb down the embankment to path), turning L on Witmer and cross in front of the dam on Witmer road back to the parking lot for a total of 7.3 miles. Or do it in reverse, going in front of dam on Witmer, turn right on dirt road by cemetary . . .Written June 10, 2018
- Fantastic falls which at the moment have a very good flow of water. In the evenings the falls are lit up with varying colours and at 10 pm there are fireworksWritten August 31, 2022
- This trip was organized by my business partner and it was a nice experience . The trip covered the upper part of the falls , the sound was so loud and thunderous , we enjoyed it . The view was absolutely scenic and captivating .Written December 26, 2019
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