- By kevin
- On Jun 28, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Since the Summer Break is coming,it's the best time to arrange your Niagara Falls trip now.To plan appropriately,planning the trip from Chicago to Niagara Falls,it is advised that visitors check the latest Niagara Falls weather conditions prior to travel.And of course,always expect to get a little wet as you experience the natural splendor of Niagara Falls!
Facts About Niagara Falls:
Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S.Established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation,it was the first of several such reservations that eventually became the cornerstones to the New York State Office of Parks,Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Frederick Law Olmsted was a visionary for Niagara Falls State Park.He also designed Central Park in New York City.
Niagara Falls State Park stretches over 400 acres,with close to 140 acres of that under water.
Green Island,situated between Goat Island and the mainland,was named after Andrew Green,first president of the commission at the State Reservation at Niagara.He was a very prominent professional in New York City and was critical to the construction of Central Park,as well as the planning of northern Manhattan and today's Bronx.
Green helped establish great cultural institutions,such as the Museum of Natural History®,Metropolitan Museum of Art®,and the Bronx Zoo®,and most importantly,led the Greater New York movement that joined the municipalities around Manhattan Island into today's 5-borough city.
Three Sisters Islands were named after the daughters of Parkhurst Whitney,a hotelman and prominent local citizen.The daughters names were Asenath,Angeline and Celinda Eliza.
A statue of Chief Clinton Rickard,who was the founder of the Indian Defense League in 1926,can be found near the Great Lakes Gardens in Niagara Falls State Park.