America's oldest state park, open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, brings you closer than you ever thought possible to the grandeur of the Falls. Niagara Falls State Park is always the trip of a lifetime — any time of the year — making it “a park for all seasons.”
Please note, Niagara Falls State Park is open to view the Falls. Parking fees are currently waived at all state, local and county parks in New York State.
There is nothing quite like summer at Niagara Falls State Park. With the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, you can soak in the memories along with the views aboard the iconic Maid of the Mist, or enjoy a thrilling walk on the Cave of the Winds and feel the rushing torrents of the Bridal Veil Falls. Don’t miss the nightly illumination or seasonal firework displays over Niagara Falls from Prospect Point, or one of the many viewing areas throughout the park.
Since it’s high season, you can take advantage of the Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass, which bundles admission to Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Aquarium of Niagara and unlimited rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley for one day – although the pass is valid for the entire season.
Changing leaves, long walks and hiking trails galore conspire to make fall a stunning time to visit Niagara Falls USA. Ride the Niagara Scenic Trolley for a historical overview of this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, or explore its scenic terrain and stunning views by foot. All trails are flat and accessible for beginners, with self-guided tours and professionally led outings offering many choices. A helicopter ride provides an incredible aerial view of the Falls and the park’s foliage.
You haven’t really experienced the Falls until you’ve seen them in all their snow-white frosted majesty — and there’s no better place to catch a view (and a selfie!) than the park’s Prospect Point. Elsewhere in the park, The World Changed Here Pavilion and the Niagara Adventure Theater are open year-round, each providing a terrific introduction and overview of this natural wonder.
When the snow has melted and spring arrives, Niagara Falls State Park, with more than 400 acres of lush landscape, reclaims its rightful place as one of the most enchanting places imaginable. Blossoming gardens and abundant sunshine complement awe-inspiring scenery, and the attendant pleasures of relaxing and recreating in the natural world. Birding and hiking are in bloom this time of year, and a number of guided tours are available to make sure that you don’t miss a thing.
From thrilling attractions to dining options, discover all there is to see and do at Niagara Falls State Park below.