Niagara Gorge Hike – 10/22/17

A dozen Happy Hikers had perfect sunny Fall weather to descend into the Niagara Gorge for a close encounter with theĀ  mighty Niagara River.

We hiked along the wild water from Whirlpool to Devil’s Hole State Parks, viewing the gigantic boulders alongside the trail, and a few natural caves in the cliff walls. We saw numerous fellow hikers of all ages, and a large number of fishermen as well, and even witnessed a catch that was about 2 feet long! The Devil’s Hole stairs were closed for repair, so we backtracked to the Stone Flats adjacent to the Whirlpool for a relaxing lunch.

Altogether we did about 5 miles on mostly flat terrain along with the challenging rock staircases. What a beautiful area this is, a WNY gem!

— Submitted by David and Janet Kowalski

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