Niagara Frontier

Niagara Frontier

▪ recreation and industrial area, New York, United States
      recreation and heavy-industrial area in western New York, U.S., extending mainly along the Niagara River between Lakes Ontario (Ontario, Lake) and Erie (Erie, Lake) and lying principally in the counties of Erie and Niagara. The recreational area sometimes includes the Canadian side of the river, while the industrial region includes metropolitan Buffalo, which encompasses Niagara Falls, Tonawanda–North Tonawanda, Lackawanna, and Lockport. The Niagara Frontier is also defined as encompassing the eight westernmost counties of New York state.

      The focus of the recreation region is the Niagara Falls State Park, established in 1885 at Niagara Falls. It is New York's oldest state park, and it includes an observation tower, elevators that descend into the gorge at the base of the American Falls, and boat trips into the turbulent waters at the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Fort Niagara State Park, at the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario, includes old Fort Niagara; the fort's main structure, known today as the “Castle,” was built by the French in 1725–26 on the site of the Seneca Indian town Ongniaahra—whence the name Niagara. A few miles to the east lies the Four Mile Creek State Park Campground. Whirlpool State Park is located at the Lower Rapids 3 miles (5 km) north of the falls; and Devil's Hole State Park at the Lower Gorge overlooks the end of the Lower Rapids. Buckhorn Island State Park is a wildlife sanctuary at the north end of Grand Island, south of the falls. Big Sixmile Creek Boat Basin is on the west side of the island, and Beaver Island State Park is a recreational area at its southern tip. Evangola State Park, near Farnham on the south shore of Lake Erie, has a broad sandy beach. Overlooking the river near Lewiston is the Earl W. Brydges Artpark (1974), dedicated to the performing arts. The recreation region is largely overseen by the Niagara Frontier State Parks and Recreation Commission (created in 1885 as the State Reservation at Niagara).

      Robert Moses State Parkway, formerly Niagara Parkway, links the Grand Island parks with Niagara Falls, Fort Niagara, and Lake Ontario to the north. The Grand Island West River Parkway forms a scenic route around the island and, together with Interstate 190, provides a connection with the New York State Thruway, Robert Moses State Parkway, Beaver Island and Buckhorn Island state parks, and Buffalo to the south.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Niagara Frontier — The Niagara Frontier refers to the stretch of land south of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and extending westward to Cleveland, Ohio. The term dates to the War of 1812. This only includes the land east of the Niagara River and south of Lake Erie… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier Publications — is a newspaper publishing company located in Grand Island, New York. NFP is owned and operated by Skip and Judy Mazenauer of Grand Island and publishes four weekly community newspapers: the Niagara Wheatfield Tribune, Lewiston Porter Sentinel,… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier Review — was a small magazine of poetry and prose, edited by Charles Olson, Harvey Brown, and Charles Boer. The magazine was published by Harvey Brown in Buffalo, New York, during the years 1964 1966 and ran three issues. It was associated with Charles… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority — NFTA redirects here. For Nondeterministic Finite Tree Automaton, see Tree automaton. For the North American trade agreement, see NAFTA. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Slogan Serving Buffalo Niagara Founded 1967 …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier League — The Niagara Frontier League (NFL) is high school athletic league in Western New York. It was formed in the spring of 1937 at a meeting in Mike Cutt s Clay Pipe Inn in Tonawanda[disambiguation needed  ], New York. Representatives from… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier Classic — The Niagara Frontier Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from 1973 to 1974.[1] It was played at the River Oaks Country Club in Grand Island, New York. Winners Niagara Frontier Classic 1974 Sue Roberts MARC Equity Classic 1973 Mary Lou… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Frontier — Buffalo Niagara Falls area …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier — The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier is located in the 1922 built Erie Railroad freight depot in North Tonawanda, New York. Operated by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society, its mission is to preserve… …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Falls, New York —   City   The City of Niagara Falls, New York …   Wikipedia

  • Niagara Parks Commission — Logo Detail of a provincial plaque commemorating the NPC, near the brink of the Falls …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”