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Whirlpool State Park

Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-284-4691
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Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-284-4691
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another great location above The Gorge below Niagara Falls with views of Rainbow Bridge, between USA and Canada, and distant glimpses of both of the Falls and the skyline.

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a short walk along the rim of the gorge and view of the whirlpool. (Long and arduous hike to the bottom of the gorge available if you're ambitious or masochistic!) Half way between Niagara Falls and Niagara Power Vista. A good short interlude...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a State Park, Whirlpool State Park is just decent. I don't really find it to be all that special. Sure, there is the whirlpool in the Niagara River below, but other than that, that's all this park has going for it. There is a...More

Thank arjuny1210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the top near the shelter and parking area (plenty of parking, free) and then hiked down to the Whirlpool Rapids trail. We misread the map and didn't realize it was "difficult" and it definitely was, especially at the bottom. There's a nice...More

Thank Erin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide took us here to see the whirlpools at about sunset and it was really gorgeous. I believe it's also a stop on the trolley route, which is nice! It also has a great view of the Canada side.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most challenging trails at Niagara but worth the climb down all the rocks to sit on the edge of the river and enjoy the water

Thank whedonfan75
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Our tour dropped us off here for about 45 minutes. A lovely park with great views of the river downstream from the falls where a whirlpool forms ...

1  Thank chgosfs2015
Reviewed 11 September 2017

two friends and I spent close to an hour here walking the rim trail and admiring the gorgeous views of the gorge and whirlpools. This park is well maintained and offers picnic tables and restrooms. It is like an oasis, a very refreshing spot not...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A pretty park with many nice plants and flowers. However, visit only if you like gardens. However, if you have limited time, this can be missed.

Thank Botannia
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Specially if you love nature! The whirpool is simply amazing! Force of nature at its best. You won't get tired of looking at it! The water is such a spectacle.

Thank Camille V
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26 May 2017|
Response from Christopher H | Reviewed this property |
They are all connected as a trail. If you start at Whirlpool State Park, you can go either way...toward the falls or Devil's Hole. If you want to walk down Devil's Hole leave a minimum of three hours for experienced hikers... More
Jagath P
9 September 2016|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
The gorge hike is not wheelchair accessable, but there are plenty of paths and park area at the top of the gorge with beautiful scenery that are very much so accseesable along with public restrooms that are accessable. The... More