Bicycling at Niagara Falls

On Sunday, June 9th, Bob and I went for a bicycle ride in Niagara Falls NY.

The Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail was our ride destination.  We planned to park at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.  We encountered road construction detours.  We eventually made our way to the Discovery Center, only to find that the parking lot was closed.  I believe a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway is being removed.  That project is the cause of the street detours that we encountered, while attempting to park at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.  We ended up going to the Niagara Falls State Park parking lot, where we could park for free as we have the New York State Empire Pass.

We made our way from the parking lot, with our bicycles, to Prospect Point.  We found (not easily) a starting point for the Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail, heading north towards Whirlpool Bridge.  This part of the trail was not attractive.  The trail runs alongside Niagara Scenic Parkway.   This portion of the Parkway was closed to traffic, which was nice but still not an attractive trail view.  As if it wasn’t enough that we encountered detours, while in our car, the trail itself had detours.  At times we were bicycling on sidewalks.  Being discouraged by this part of the trail we turned around, while still some distance away from Whirlpool Bridge.

On our way back to Prospect Point we stopped at an overlook of Niagara River.  The overlook was reached by leaving the bicycle trail and walking a short distance to the Niagara Gorge Hiking Trail.

Niagara River
Niagara River, with Canada skyline in the distance

Bicycles must be walked at Prospect Point.  

I thought it quite cool to take a picture of our bicycles in front of the falls at Prospect Point!

The most pleasant ride was from a little south of Prospect Point (when we believed that bicycles could be ridden again) to Goat Island and all the way around it.  We didn’t stop for pictures, while on Goat Island.  

All total we rode 6.82 miles. 

 

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Linda G.

My name is Linda. I am happily married to Bob, whom I married in September 1998. We have a daughter (my stepdaughter), who blessed Bob and me with twin granddaughters in May 2012. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, riding the motorcycle with my husband, bowling, bicycling, walking, attending festivals, photography and travel. I love taking photographs. I am a hobbyist photographer. My camera of choice is a mirrorless interchangeable lens Olympus camera. I love to travel as well. I lived in Germany for almost 3 years, while in the Army, and visited many European countries. I have toured Europe two additional times since returning stateside. I lived in Australia for 3 months. I vacationed in the Bahamas (Nassau) one time. I would like to see more of the U.S., as well as return to Europe. I wouldn’t mind seeing the world! FAVORITE MOVIES: I like all types of movies — comedy, romance, action, thriller and horror. FAVORITE MUSIC: My favorite type of music would have to be country, judging by the fact that my CD collection contains mostly country artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, George Strait and more. I like music by Green Day, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox 20 too. FAVORITE BOOKS: I tend to read romance novels, although I enjoy a good horror every now and then. My favorite romance writers include Belva Plain, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Robert James Waller, and Phyliss A. Whitney. My favorite horror writers are Stephen King and John Saul.

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