Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Niagara Falls, New York: Great Gorge Railway Trail
Shhhh. Can you keep a secret?
Niagara Falls has all sorts of interesting sites, but this is one that doesn't get much attention. The hiking trail actually goes into the gorge north of the Falls, eventually passing under the Whirlpool Bridge about two-thirds of the way down to the Niagara River. There are a few kiosks set up for views like the one shown. The trail goes for about a mile and one-half, which makes it great for running. Just be prepared to stop a couple of times to look around.