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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Niagara Glen

 
 
Niagara Glen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
1. Niagara Glen Marker
Inscription. The Falls of Niagara were here about 7000 to 8000 years ago, three separate cataracts, about .8 kilometres (.5 miles) apart, fed by drainage from Lake Erie. Then suddenly, other lakes began to pour into Lake Erie, thereby increasing the outflow to the river. This resulted in one cataract which eroded a wider gorge.

 
Erected by Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 7.776′ N, 79° 3.638′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Parkway and Whirlpool Road, on the right when traveling south on Niagara Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson Point (approx. one kilometer away); Welcome to Whirlpool State Park (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Challenging the Whirlpool Rapids (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara Gorge Natural History (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Tragedy at Devil's Hole / Natural History of Devil's Hole (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Eddy Basin
Niagara Glen Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
2. Niagara Glen Marker - Wide View
The Niagara Glen Nature Preserve visitor center is in the background, and the Niagara River gorge is directly behind that, although not visible here.
(approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Whirlpool Rapids (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara Spanish Aero Car (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a low stone base on the west side of the Niagara Parkway, directly opposite the parking lot entrance of the Niagara Glen Nature Preserve visitor center.
 
Also see . . .  Niagara Glen & Whirlpool. NiagaraParks.com's web page for the Niagara Glen Nature Preserve. (Submitted on August 24, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Niagara River Gorge image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 21, 2010
3. The Niagara River Gorge
This view, taken from behind the visitor center, looks southwards up the Niagara River, with New York State on the opposite shore. Niagara Falls was located here some 7,000 to 8,000 years ago, but the erosive power of the waters has moved the falls some 7 kilometers south of the marker site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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