We planned our visit to Dufferin Islands for the last day of our visit to Niagara Falls. Duffering Islands Park is located on the Canadian side of the Falls. The "green" WEGO (bus) line dropped us off just north of the park (at the end of the bus line), and we walked the short distance south to the Park. Can you say "ducks and geese?" There were many flocks of both birds, some sitting as close to us as two feet from the walkway. Dufferin Islands is a series of "islands" connected by bridges. Walking from one island to the other proved to be a relaxing experience. In addition to the ducks, geese and waterways, the pathways wound past some huge, old trees. The Park gets a lot of use. Families were having picnics, joggers were jogging, walkers were out with their dogs. Although it's a large Park, my husband and I felt safe walking on the paths. At one point, we came upon two city workers who appeared to have saved some old bread that they probably rescued from one of the restaurants along their trash pick-up route. It must have been a regular activity, because as the tossed the bread scraps into the lagoon, geese, ducks and seagulls went "psycho" trying to get in on the feast. The two workers looked like they were having a good time doing the feeding, and we enjoyed the bird drama. When we left the island portion of the Park, we hiked across the street to get a view of the water that was surging over the Falls. We leaned over the rail at the site of the old power plant to get a feel for the power of the water. Our visit to Dufferin Islands was memorable and one we'd recommend to others, especially if you want a great escape from the crowds at the Falls.
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