Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site / Beach Trail

Niagara Falls, New York

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This historic site predates the French and Indian Wars. You can walk along lookout points that French soldiers occupied as far back as the 1600s. We’ve made the assumption that while you are at Fort Niagara State Park, you will take advantage of the opportunity to tour the 300-year- old Old Fort Niagara. Stop at the visitor center and see the informational movie about the fort, visit the history museum, and then walk through two centuries of military installations, from the 1726 French castle to the land defenses and casemate gallery, both circa 1872. Your visit will give context to the strategic position the rest of this park once held in the battles between French, British, and American troops stationed here on this lookout point between the United States and Canada.
Hiking through History New York

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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

This historic site predates the French and Indian Wars. You can walk along lookout points that French soldiers occupied as far back as the 1600s.

We’ve made the assumption that while you are at Fort Niagara State Park, you will take advantage of the opportunity to tour the 300-year- old Old Fort Niagara. Stop at the visitor center and see the informational movie about the fort, visit the history museum, and then walk through two centuries of military installations, from the 1726 French castle to the land defenses and casemate gallery, both circa 1872. Your visit will give context to the strategic position the rest of this park once held in the battles between French, British, and American troops stationed here on this lookout point between the United States and Canada.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Niagara Falls
Distance: 1.1
Elevation Gain: 63 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Fort Niagara State Park, NY 18F, Youngstown 14174; (716) 745-7273; nysparks.com/historic-sites/31/details.aspx
Local Maps: Fort Niagara State Park brochure, available at the park entrance
Driving Directions: Directions to Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site / Beach Trail

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