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A longtime attraction at Niagara Falls is introducing two new all-electric, zero-emission vessels to its fleet. Maid of the Mist will carry its first passengers aboard these new boats beginning Tuesday morning.

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A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning, marking the completion of a $6.2 million reconfiguration of Niagara Falls State Park's welcome plaza. The project's goals, in addition to improving mobility for pedestrians and access for vehicles, was to make the park and the City of Niagara Falls more mutually visible.

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The organizers of Niagara Falls, Ontario's Winter Festival of Lights are hoping the weather will be much more cooperative Friday and Saturday evenings, when the final two nations taking part in the in the Cascades of Fire international fireworks competition are scheduled to launch their displays. Parks officials on this side of the border, meanwhile, say the view is good from Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.


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The Welcome Plaza Project at Niagara Falls State Park Prospect Point's entrance is on schedule to be completed by next summer.

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The toxic material that was found in soil at Niagara Falls State Park during construction of the Welcome Plaza project has been removed according to park officials.

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Radioactive waste found in soil at the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park has been contained and will soon be removed. That's according to a spokesman for the state parks department.

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Even in harsh winter weather, people are still flocking to Niagara Falls to see one of America’s natural wonders. Before sub-zero temperatures set in, WBFO’s Avery Schneider stopped by the American side to find out who was looking at the not-quite-frozen falls.

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A new attraction has opened at the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls, offering guests a year-round facility to learn about the natural wonder's history. It's also the latest completed project in an overall $70 million investment to update Niagara Falls State Park.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island.

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The final phase of a $70 million reconstruction at Niagara Falls State Park is underway, state officials announced Thursday. They also announced the new name for the Robert Moses Parkway, which is undergoing redevelopment to correct what Governor Andrew Cuomo says was "a mistake."

A new brand is on the way for Niagara Falls

Apr 1, 2016
New York State

A new branding campaign is in the works for Niagara Falls. The President and CEO of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, John Percy, says removing the Robert Moses Parkway downtown and the upgrades being made to the State Park will put a green focus on the American Falls.

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A big addition is on the way for Niagara Falls State Park. It was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and it's recognized as the oldest state park in the nation.

A $900 million project to revitalize New York's state parks, including Niagara Falls and Letchworth, is in full swing with the projects expected to be completed by 2020.

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You can once again walk a historic trail in Niagara Falls State Park and soon, there may be more bikes and biking trails to go with the Green Trolley system serving tourists.

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Niagara County Sheriff's deputies have located a teenager who had been reported missing in Washington State.

Niagara Falls State Park is going "from shabby to shining."  That's the message from Rose Harvey, the Commissioner of the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  Harvey joined local officials Friday to re-open several sections of the park that recently underwent renovations. 

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Winter visitors to the complex of state parks around Niagara Falls will see major construction underway aimed at a spring completion.

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A Cuomo administration official says a deal has been struck to keep the iconic Maid of the Mist scenic tour boats running from the New York side at Niagara Falls.