Popular locations for wedding photography in Niagara Falls
- Popular locations for wedding photography in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. Established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation, it was the first of several such reservations that eventually became the cornerstones to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
- Frederick Law Olmsted was a visionary for Niagara Falls State Park. He also designed Central Park in New York City.
- Niagara Falls State Park stretches over 400 acres, with close to 140 acres of that under water.
- Green Island, situated between Goat Island and the mainland, was named after Andrew Green, first president of the commission at the State Reservation at Niagara. He was a very prominent professional in New York City and was critical to the construction of Central Park, as well as the planning of northern Manhattan and today’s Bronx. Green helped establish great cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Natural History®, Metropolitan Museum of Art®, and the Bronx Zoo®, and most importantly, led the Greater New York movement that joined the municipalities around Manhattan Island into today’s 5-borough city.
- Three Sisters Islands were named after the daughters of Parkhurst Whitney, a hotelman and prominent local citizen. The daughters names were Asenath, Angeline and Celinda Eliza.
- A statue of Chief Clinton Rickard, who was the founder of the Indian Defense League in 1926, can be found near the Great Lakes Gardens in Niagara Falls State Park.
Oakes Garden Theatre:Opened in 1937, the designers of Oakes Garden Theatre capitalized on the contours of the landscape to create a curved pergola overlooking a central amphitheatre. The shaded lily ponds and formalized gardens offer visitors a tranquil escape in the heart of Niagara Falls. Bordered by ornamental iron gates and Queenston limestone, Oakes Garden Theatre provides a spectacular entranceway to Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill.
Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. This beautiful garden setting is home to the Butterfly Consveratory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Since 1936 visitors have been in awe of the 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens. Enjoy perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses.
Dufferin Islands:Explore 10 acres of paradise, where wooden footbridges connect small, secluded islands. You may be surprised at the wildlife you find in this popular escape, Niagara’s hidden secret. Open year-round, enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights displays from November through December.
Niagara On The Lake Gazebo:Enjoy the quaint historic surroundings of Niagara-on-the-Lake and have your wedding ceremony at the wedding gazebo. Located at Queen’s Royal Park (a public park), the Gazebo has a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario.
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