Recreational opportunities at the region's 17 parks abound for visitors of all ages and interests.
Each year, thousands of people enjoy lakeside camping at Four Mile Creek, Evangola and Golden Hill State Park which is home to the historic Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse. With Lake Erie and Lake Ontario home to some of the best boating and fishing in the country, these parks put you in the middle of the action.
The Earl W. Brydges Artpark is a unique park along the Niagara River devoted to the visual and performing arts and Knox Farm State Park provides a wonderful refuge for those looking for a quiet walk or a place to bring their horse for a ride in the country. Wilson-Tuscarora and Beaver Island State Park boast outstanding and popular beaches and Woodlawn State Park Nature Center is a must see for nature lovers of all kinds.
Hiking in the Niagara Gorge is an unforgettable expierence and trails run along the rim of the gorge through Whirlpool State Park and Devil's Hole. Reservoir State Park is a favorite with locals, and DeVeaux Woods is home to an old growth forest.
Old Fort Niagara Historic Site, located in Ft. Niagara State Park, stands as a reminder of the struggle of early European explorers to control this link to the inner Great Lakes. The fort has exhibits and interpretive programs covering its history since 1726. The Darwin D. Martin House Complex is a seminal Prairie House and a rare Frank Lloyd Wright and is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The gem of the Niagara Region, Niagara Fall State Park, created in 1885 is the oldest state park in the country, and surrounds the mighty Niagara Falls. Numerous islands make up the park as well as the popular Prospect Point area. The Visitor Center features information kiosks and the Niagara Adventure Theater features the film Niagara: Legends of Adventure. This film tells the 12,000 year history of Niagara in just 40 minutes. Just outside the visitor center is the stunning Great Lakes Garden, a living map of flowers and seasonal plantings, shows the entire Great Lakes watershed. The world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride brings visitors right into the Falls while the Cave of the Winds excursion brings you under the Falls within feet of the mighty roar. Admission to the attractions of Niagara Falls State Park is available at each attraction or by purchasing the Niagara USA Discovery Pass online at www.niagarafallsstatepark.com.
Niagara USA Discovery Pass
When you purchase the Niagara USA Discovery Pass, you will have the ultimate Niagara Falls expierence--all while saving money!
For just $33 for adults and $26 for children (age 6-12) you will expierence the rushing torrents, spectacular scenery and one-of-a-kind attractions that will inspire and excite you! buy your pass at various locations within Niagara Falls State Park and online at www.niagarafallsstatepark.com.
The Niagara USA Discovery Pass is your ticket to the following Niagara Falls State Falls State Park attractions:
In addition, receive discount coupons for more fun in the park as well as regional attractions including:
- Top of the Falls Restaurant
- Niagara Gorge Discovery Center Rock Climbing Wall
- Old Fort Niagara
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
- Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
- Niagara Wax Museum of History
- Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
- Whirlpool Jet Boats
- Niagara Wine Trail
- Hard Rock Cafe