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The 895 acre Buckhorn Island State Park is really a nature preserve that gives visitors a chance to explore some of the unique remaining wetlands of the Niagara River.  You'll be able to get close to what is called the last of the vast marshlands that once bordered the mighty Niagara River.

A couple of trails along old roads take visitors to overlooks of the marsh and Burnt Ship Creek.  At Eagles Overlook there is a small parking area with a couple of benches and a view of Navy Island in Canada.  The Conservation Trail travels along the bike path that skirts the parking area and the Fisherman's Trail leaves the parking area to lead hikers 0.5 miles to West Overlook.  Not only do you have views of the marshland as well as Burnt Ship Creek, you'll also have a distant view of the Niagara Falls, Ontario skyline.

Another trail east of the I-190 junction takes hikers to the East Overlook.  A couple of other trails are available near the Woods Creek parking area, further east along the road.  There is a town bike trail that also travels in the park.  Look below for a video of our hike to West Overlook as well as pictures and a map.  This park is a great place to stop for a leg stretcher on a trip to Niagara Falls.  It is FREE to explore this park as there are no entrance fees.

 

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Fisherman's Trail to West Overlook

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Eagle Overlook

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