Know for the exciting Devil's Hole Rapids, Devil's Hole State Park has plenty to offer for even the most demanding of visitors. This state park sits on 711 acres of pristine natural forests, providing excellent views of native wildlife and ample hiking opportunities.
As this park also lies immediately adjacent to Niagara Falls, the park shares a border with Canada. Fishing is prevalent here in Devil's Hole State Park, with the Niagara River offering several different species of fish to try your hand at. The Niagara River Gorge is the most popular area for this sport, as it hosts two concrete piers that are open to the public daily.
If you are looking to bring your canine on the trip, feel free as long as they stay on a six-foot leash or shorter. Fishing equipment is not available for rental, so make sure to bring everything you need before showing up for an expedition! If hiking is more what you and your canine are all about, Devil's Hole State Park has over 2 miles of paved hiking routes.
These paths are designed to provide the best views of the rapids and falls, and all contain doggie business stations if you need to clean up after your pet. All hiking trails are well-lit for nighttime visitors and are generally not at all challenging. Park officials urge visitors to leave things the way they found them. Winter sports are a favorite here as well, with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing both happening throughout the colder months.
Rental equipment is available for both of these sports at the adjacent third-party ski shop located right outside of the main entrance. Canines are allowed on the grounds during the winter months, but must again follow all leash restrictions. All park facilities are closed during the winter season, so make sure to come adequately prepared.