Niagara Falls State Park

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Niagara Falls State Park


Location:Access via the Robert Moses Parkway into Niagara Falls.
Facilities:Picnic area, food concession (é), nature trail, visitor center/museum, gift shop, observation tower.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, bicycling, recreation programs (é).
Special Features:Spectacular Niagara Falls is the centerpiece of this park, the oldest state park in the United States and one of the wonders of the world. Park's other attractions include Great Lakes Garden, Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist boat tours, panoramic view from the observation tower, Niagara Scenic Trolley tours, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which chronicles the creation of the falls.
Address:PO Box 1132
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Phone:716-278-1796
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=113
Size: 435 acres.

See other parks in New York.
References in periodicals archive ?
Welch, How Niagara Was Made Free: The Passage of the Niagara Reservation Act of 1885 (Buffalo: Press Union and Times, 1903), 22.
"Let's celebrate human achievement in the city and celebrate nature on the Niagara Reservation" he added.
However, it took nearly two decades before their efforts resulted in legislation that in 1885 created the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, now known as Niagara Falls State Park.
An announcement was made stating that the "Negro Baptists" of the city were going to have service at Crick's Hall followed by the baptizing of 50 persons in "Loop Drive Lake" on the Niagara Reservation. The final part of the announcement stated that the cornerstone for the first black church in Niagara Falls would be laid.
Adams, but we know what Albany has done for Niagara Falls: The Parkway, the Parkway modification, the NY Power Authority, development of Niagara Reservation State Park, 52 acres of our downtown gone,10-year casino compact extension and the creation of USA Niagara.
Besides the short-term residency of Thoreau, Staten Island was the longtime home of Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned as the "father of landscape architecture" and the designer of 150 parks across the country including Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, and Niagara Reservation which contains Niagara Falls, the first state park in the nation.
One of the striking aspects of the Richardt is that it portrays the Falls in a natural setting surrounded by trees and green space, precisely in the way his contemporary, renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, intended it to be when creating his visionary plan for what was then called the Niagara Reservation.
Niagara Reservation State Park, long recognized as one of this nation's most precious parklands, surrounds the mighty falls.
The Oldest Coordinated Public Parks System--Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, co-designers of Central Park, also served as designers of the Niagara Reservation and a network of public parks and parkways in the Buffalo region.
From mid-November to New Year's Eve Niagara Falls in Niagara Reservation State Park comes alive with thousands of sparkling lights.

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