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Niagara Falls top view now ADA-accessible

by jmaloni
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
One of Terrapin Point's new walkways. (Photos by Joshua Maloni)
One of Terrapin Point's new walkways. (Photos by Joshua Maloni)

Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park reopened Wednesday. The area boasting the best view of the Horseshoe Falls, part of Niagara Falls, had been closed since the end of the 2015 summer season in order to accommodate renovations. The main upgrade is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pathways.

Work continues along the upper level of Terrapin Point. Access to the remainder of the space, particularly the lower viewing area, is now restored.

The $4.4-million restoration also includes several new overlooks throughout Terrapin Point, new seating areas, railings, pavers, lighting and landscaping, with both mowed areas and meadow grasses.

Funding came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $70 million multiyear commitment to enhance the oldest state park.

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