Monday, March 23, 2009
Niagara Falls, New York: Whirlpool State Park
Sure, you can stay on top of the Niagara Gorge and take in the view for a while -- maybe even have a picnic. But if you can, you really should go for a little walk.
There are steps leading down to the edge of the Niagara River. They haven't received a great deal of maintainence over the years, and I wouldn't do it after a rainstorm without hiking boots, but the steps (as shown) are pretty in a 1930's sort of way.
But it's a heck of a view once you get there. You can look up and see the gondola that goes over a portion of the gorge caused by a river that dried up a long, long time ago. The car actually goes from Canada to Canada. It's pretty breaktaking just to watch it cross.