After such a long winter, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is blooming with numerous outdoor activities and opportunities to explore our amazing heritage. There are an abundance of parks within the National Heritage Area. Each park offers a different experience and a stunning landscape. Visitors can witness waterfalls at Niagara Falls State Park or the amazing rapids and whirlpool by hiking through Devil’s Hole State Park and Whirlpool State Park. Nothing says summer like slowing down and enjoying a beautiful sunset and there is no better place to do so than on the shores of Lake Ontario at Fort Niagara State Park. Find your park today!
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!