Niagara Falls State Park

We spent the better part of a morning exploring Niagara Falls State Park.  Established in 1885, it is the oldest state park in the country.  The visionary behind this 400 acre parcel was Frederick Law Olmsted, the same man who designed Central Park in New York City.
The highlight, of course, was the view of the top of the American Falls….

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….but honestly, I was equally impressed with the trails that wound through lush areas laden with beautiful trees and cautionary signage!  Although it is estimated that 30 million people come to visit the falls each year, we found that areas like these were quiet reprieves from the crowds.

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Traveling around three miles on these footpaths, we found Niagara Falls State Park to be very clean, inviting and enjoyable.  The views were breathtaking and the trails were easily accessible and easy to navigate, a destination definitely worth visiting!

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