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Niagara Falls State Park

New York


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We stayed at Four Mile Creek State Park. The lake sites are much nicer than our playground site. Facilities are nicer than average for state parks. The parking pass for Four Mile allows free entry at Niagara which was a nice perk.

We walked around goat island and got some nice pictures of the American and Bridle Veil Falls.

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The sun cooperated and presented a beautiful rainbow at Horseshoe falls.
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We got pretty wet at the Cave of the Winds walk, but feeling the power of the falls up close is worth it.
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After changing into dry shoes and socks we walked across the rainbow bridge to Canada. From the Canadian side the views are more direct, but you dont get as close to the falls and feel or hear the power as much. Take some cash, the toll is $1 and doesn’t accept credit.

Here are the falls from the Canadian side
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We stopped at Whirlpool State Park and hiked the Rim Trail to the Whirlpool Rapids Trail. It’s around 300 steps down to the bottom of the gorge. It’s well shaded and it’s cool to hear and see the water flowing up close. It was bluish green in color while we were there.
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Posted by Boilersfrom1989 21:06

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