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!
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.