Niagara Falls

National Heritage Area - New York

The federally designated Niagara Falls National Heritage Area encompasses the Niagara Falls region of the U.S. State of New York. Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries. The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie within the United States. Bridal Veil Falls are separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island, with both islands situated in New York. Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 50 metres (160 ft).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Niagara Falls NHA https://www.nps.gov/nifa/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls_National_Heritage_Area The federally designated Niagara Falls National Heritage Area encompasses the Niagara Falls region of the U.S. State of New York. Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries. The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie within the United States. Bridal Veil Falls are separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island, with both islands situated in New York. Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 50 metres (160 ft). Designated by Congress in 2008, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area stretches from the western boundary of Wheatfield, New York to the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario, including the communities of Niagara Falls, Youngstown, and Lewiston. The region is home to natural wonders, rich cultural traditions, and nationally significant historical sites. From the South: Take I-90 to I-290 north to I-190. Follow the signs to Niagara Falls. From Canada: Cross the Niagara River on either Ontario Provincial Highway 420 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, or Provincial Highway 405 north of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Niagara Falls State Park Aerial view of Niagara Falls State Park Millions of people visit Niagara Falls State Park to see the famous waterfall Winter 1813: Residents of Newark watch as soldiers burn their town Under a starry night sky, unarmed townsfolk from Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) in Upper Canada stood shivering in the December snow. They watched as members of the Canadian Volunteers, wearing grey uniforms and green-banded hats, raised their torches and set fire to each house. House is on fire June: A Month of Milestones The times are a changin’, and there’s no better time to honor those moments of change than in June. Over the course of America’s history, the month of June is filled with cultural changes, and some seasonal ones too. So just before the season changes and summer begins, take some time to visit these parks that commemorate extraordinary moments. Painting of suffragist on a horse Tourism and Community Character National Heritage Areas directly use tourism as a tool to restore and preserve the historic and cultural features across nationally important landscapes. historic homes, buildings, and trees reflecting in the river The Niagara River: Between Slavery and Freedom Niagara Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is often thought of as awe-inspiring and a must-do tourist destination for people from all over the world. The power of Niagara Falls is more than the natural phenomenon of the Falls themselves, or the harnessing of the hydropower of the Niagara River, but importantly, the tension between slavery and freedom during the years of the Underground Railroad. Color postcard of a train crossing the suspension bridge at Niagara Falls ‘One More River to Cross’: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Wins Prestigious Award The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center’s innovative exhibit ‘One More River to Cross’ is a 2019 recipient of the Award of Excellence, a prestigious national award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The Heritage Center is managed through a partnership with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. Visitors to the Underground Railroad Heritage Center engage in interactive multimedia exhibits Time and treaties eased tensions and redefined loyalties It was true during the War of 1812, and remains so today. There is no guarantee that personal, political, and ethnic loyalties match international borders. Teyoninhokovrawen, also known as Major John Norton, wearing elaborate American Indian dress Series: Tourism Stories The National Park Service (NPS) has a long history of working in collaboration with the travel and tourism sector to manage responsible tourism that supports conservation and facilitates enjoyment of public lands. These stories are one of a series profiling success stories and case studies of NPS-tourism sector collaboration stacked logs, revealing ring circles

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