Fort Niagara State Park
Fort Niagara State Park is located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York, USA. Historic Fort Niagara is located within the park. The park is northwest of Youngstown, New York near the northern terminus of the Robert Moses State Parkway.
The park offers picnic tables and pavilions, hiking, a playground and 18 soccer fields, a pool, recreation programs, a nature trail, tennis, sledding, snowshoe trails, cross-country skiing, waterfowl hunting in season, fishing and a food concession. There are two boat launches on the lower Niagara River. The park includes the Old Fort Niagara Historic Site. Tom Loftin Johnson painted five murals at The Officer's Club which commemorate the history of the 28th regiment from its founding in 1905.
During the summer, a state park naturalist provides nature programs, trail hikes and manages the natural history exhibits in the park's nature center.
The skyline of Toronto, 30 miles (48 km) to the north, is visible across Lake Ontario from the park on reasonably clear days. The tops of the CN Tower and other skyscrapers can be seen, though the Canadian shore itself is hidden below the horizon at that location.
- The Officers Club, at Fort Niagara State Park, accessed December 2011
- http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1846.html Fort Niagara State Park Nature Center
- Lund, Ken. "Toronto Skyline (Tough to See Today), Fort Niagara State Park, New York". Niagara County, New York [photo album]. Flickr. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- New York State Parks: Fort Niagara State Park
- Virtual Tour of Fort Niagara State Park
- "The FORT of FOUR Nations" Popular Mechanics, December 1934, pp.867-869
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