Devil’s Hole State Park is situated on the U.S. side of the Niagara River and just a few miles north of the city of Niagara Falls. This 42-acre (17 hectares) park in New York State is nearby the Whirlpool State Park, overlooking the lower reaches of the rapids of the Niagara Whirlpool. Admission into the Devil’s Hole State Park is free and opens to visitors throughout the year. The park offers a quiet getaway from the bustle of the tourist crowd at Niagara Falls, especially in summer. For many, the best time to visit the park is in autumn when the falling foliage turns golden brown.
Devil’s Hole State Park by Curtis Anderson
The park offers hiking and nature trails, fishing, picnic spots, and in winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Fishing is popular here, especially in autumn with fishes caught here including trout, salmon, perch, walleye, carp, and bass. The Devil’s Hole State Park is also popular with hikers. There is a short but winding stone footpath leading down to a gorge along the Niagara River, offering a closer view of the turbulent rapids. From the gorge, a scenic trail leads to the neighboring Whirlpool State Park but parts of the trail are unsafe to walk through during heavy rain or snow.
Footpath to the gorge by Curtis Anderson
Location: Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Website: Devil’s Hole State Park