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 over the American Falls was stopped completely for several months in 1969. The idea was to determine the feasibility of removing the large amount of loose rock from the base of the falls to enhance it's appearance. In the end the final decision was that the expense would be too great.