Tourist Attractions in Niagara Falls

Tourist Attractions in Niagara Falls
The second longest falls in the world, Niagara Falls in Canada was christened the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" in 1801. Breathtaking views of the natural phenomenon can be seen by boat, from surrounding hiking and biking paths and from the 775-foot Skylon Tower, which extends above Niagara Falls.

Niagara Gorge Trail System

Located in Niagara Falls State Park, the Niagara Gorge Trails System reaches north from Niagara Falls, New York, to Lewiston, New York, and offers approximately 14.5 miles of trails. The Niagara Falls State Park website states that the rim path that extends from Horseshoe Falls to the Upper Great Gorge Trail and the Whirlpool Rapids is among the most popular for hikers.

The Robert Moses Parkway Trail

The Robert Moses Parkway Trail is a popular site for walking, running, cycling and rollerblading. The three-mile, year-round recreational trail is located near the Niagara Falls State Park Discovery Center, Whirlpool and Devil's Hole State Parks.

Niagara River Recreational Trail

Connecting Fort Erie to Niagara on the Lake, Niagara River Recreational Trail is a 56-kilometer (34.797-mile) hiking and biking path with views of the Niagara River.

Snow Park Niagara Falls

Located in downtown Niagara Falls, Snow Park Niagara Falls is an outdoor winter-sports park that offers an NHL regulation-size synthetic skating rink and tubing hill.

Fun Fact

In 1901, 63-year-old schoolteacher Annie Taylor was the first person to try to travel over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor and her cat, which accompanied her in the barrel, both survived.

Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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