Saturday, June 18th

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Whirlpool State Park


The internationally renowned Niagara Gorge is one of the most iconic places in Western New York. Join the Western New York Land Conservancy, New York State Parks, and more than a dozen of your favorite local environmental organizations for a one-day celebration of the Niagara Gorge and its amazing river. GorgeFest will be a fun-filled day for families with activities that include geology and history hikes, native plant and animal meet and greets, fossil displays, hands-on activities for the whole family, and much more! This event is FREE, but we strongly encourage you to you register below. 

Want to know what's happening at GorgeFest? READ THE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES!

Event partners:


Artpark, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Castellani Art Museum, New York State Parks, the Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara University, the Niagara River Greenway, Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, the Western New York Land Conservancy, WNY PRISM, and WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc. Participating individuals: Justin Higner; Secret Places of Western New York: 25 Scenic Trails - Book co-authors Jennifer Hillman and Bill McKeever; David Seide.


This event is made possible, in part, thanks to a grant from New York State Sea Grant.