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Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls Tour Boat

Niagara Falls State Park
Located in Niagara County
Image courtesy of City of Niagara Falls


Type: Park (Public).

Features: Formation of the falls began at the end of the last ice age;
water erosion equates to the loss 6 feet per year.

Feature Type: Glacial.

Reference: Identified as a unique geologic feature by the NYS Geological Highway Map
(NYS Museum, NYS Geological Survey).

Quadrangle: Niagara Falls.

Reason for Designation: Identified as a unique geologic feature by the NYS Geological Highway Map
(NYS Museum, NYS Geological Survey).