Whirlpool State Park


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Whirlpool State Park


Location:Via Robert Moses Parkway, 2 miles northwest of Niagara Falls.
Facilities:Picnic area, picnic pavilions (é), hiking trails, bike trails, playground.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, recreation programs.
Special Features:The park's upper (street) level features many overlooks with spectacular views of the swirling rapids, the whirlpool, and the Niagara River Escarpment. The lower (river) level is accessible by hiking 300 feet down into the gorge. This level features nature trails and fishing access.
Address:c/o Niagara Frontier Region
PO Box 1132
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Phone:716-284-4691
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=29
Size: 109 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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Less adventurous people can walk with the group and then walk back to Whirlpool State Park. This walk, to Devils Hole and back to Whirlpool, will be about an hour in total.
Whirlpool State Park expand the existing playground area in this popular community-oriented park.
The purpose of the Robert Moses Parkway is to lead people into the Niagara Falls State Park and alongside other points of interest on the Niagara River waterfront including Devil's Hole and world famous whirlpool in the Lower Niagara River at the Whirlpool State Park.
Imagine taking in such a circus spectacle at Whirlpool State Park. One of the few pristine areas left, its serenity punctuated by non-stop screams attendant to such thrill rides.
A kick-off meeting for the newly-organized Niagara Falls Waterfront Revitalization Task Force (wouldn't you like to have attended the homebrew party that came up with that name) at the Main Street library is held, at which some curious citizens show up, and Dyster's new group hosts a couple of events at Whirlpool State Park featuring live music, hot dogs and, of course, beer, but other than that any real accomplishments of the Niagara Falls Waterfront Revitalization Task Force are lost to history.
The restrooms at Whirlpool State Park are, in fact, heated, as anyone who has accessed the facilities on a chilly October afternoon can attest to.
Cataract's American tour includes the American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls, a visit to the Cave of the Winds, a ride on the Maid of the Mist, a tour of Goat Island, a walk to Terrain Point, an up close view of the upper and lower rapids, an overview of the giant whirlpool at Whirlpool State Park and a stunning, panoramic view from both the NYS observation tower and the Power Vista.