Fort Niagara State Park

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1 Scott Ave, Youngstown, NY 14174, United States

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Introduction of Fort Niagara State Park

The Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario are accessible from two boat launches at Fort Niagara State Park, which also features 18 soccer fields, swimming pools, a water slide, and hiking paths through wooded areas with views of the lake. Visitors may cross-country ski, snowshoe, and sled throughout the winter. The Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site is close to the park.

A museum, authentic 18th-century structures, and live history activities are all available all year long at Old Fort Niagara. It is a registered National Historic Landmark and a New York State Historic Site, and it is administered by the Old Fort Niagara Association, a nonprofit organisation. The site’s Visitor Center is the only way to get entry.

Make sure to stop at the Fort Niagara Nature Center, which is close to the pool.

On request, there are outdoor education sessions available. There is a book available called “A Walker’s Guide to the Natural History of Fort Niagara State Park.”

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Fort Niagara State Park Activities


The Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, popular locations for recreational boating, are accessible via two boat launches.


On the designated bike lanes that wind across the park, bicycles are allowed.


The park is filled with several hiking routes through the woods.


Within the park, fishing is allowed. A fish washing station is also provided.

Historic Sites

From early July until Labor Day Weekend, the Nature Center is open Thursday through Sunday. Within Fort Niagara State Park, the pre-Civil War fort known as Old Fort Niagara is now a State Historic Site.


18 public soccer fields, playgrounds, and picnic shelters are all located on the picnic grounds.


When the birds are in season, waterfowl hunting is allowed in the park.


Throughout the summer, tennis courts are open to the public.

Water Sports

Two boat launches at Fort Niagara State Park offer access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Swimming areas inside the park include pools, waterslides, bathrooms with changing areas, and showers. Pets are not permitted in the changing rooms.

Winter Sports

On the manicured routes that wind through the park, tourists may cross-country ski and snowshoe in the winter. Another well-liked wintertime sport is sledding. Minors under 10 must be supervised and under the care of a parent, guardian, or responsible custodian when sledding.

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Robert Moses Parkway, Route 18F, is located 18 miles north of Niagara Falls.


Parking is available.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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