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Whirlpool State Park

Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-284-4691
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  • Average11%
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“niagara river” (41 reviews)
“aero car” (11 reviews)
“degree turn” (5 reviews)
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Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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+1 716-284-4691
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short walk takes you to the cliffs overlooking the whirlpool. There is an eddy pool slightly upriver before the actual 90 degree turn that creates a raging vortex of water. The river level was down a little on our visit so the effect of...More

Thank Jonathan J
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I had never been here and thus I've never seen the Whirlpool before. Now granted it really does whirl much, but such a beautiful view of the river. We almost didn't stop as we had read a review somewhere that someone had posted as it...More

Thank Dolores P
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is a very beautiful nature spot - trails to be hiked are in good condition. Views are very lovely.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Whirlpool State Park offers some great hikes, away from the touristy Niagara area. You also find some great bike paths here. The views are amazing.

1  Thank Fawkes66
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Whirlpool is an excellent alternative to the hustle and bustle of the falls, lovely tranquil walks, spectacular views of the whirlpools, just serves as a reminder of the sheer power and beauty of nature

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Looking down into the gorge can be dizzying to those with a fear of hights, but there is a tranquility found in watching the surging Waters.

1  Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We had already trekked around the Falls and goat island, but our kids wanted to hike down to the whirlpool area of the Niagara river downstream of the Falls. The first 1/3 is more or less straight down stone steps (~200’ down), the rest of...More

Thank raybyerley
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent walking area. Take the stairs, by Devil's Hole, down to the Niagara River, they're old (probably built during the Depression era) and may be challenging for some (especially on the way back up).

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Love this park and the scenery. My husband and I visited years ago and also brought our children. This time a bereaving friend and I went to celebrate our husbands' lives. Still a wonderful place with good vibes.

Thank shmcam
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was very interesting to see the power of the river and how it flows into a giagantic whirl pool...easy hike....all flat walking...there is free parking. Great views of the river

Thank geminigirlNewYork
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Patmille
26 May 2017|
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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
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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
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