Most of us experience the Niagara Falls area from the American side. In this episode (165) of Walk in the Park we spend some time on the Canadian side, visiting the stupendous waterfall, but also we take a trip into War of 1812 history at Old Fort Erie. The Niagara Peninsula was one of the most important, and bloodiest, regions where this tragic war was fought. Both sites are managed by the Niagara Parks Commission.
We begin this episode with a short video featuring “After the Rain,” a musical composition by my late friend and Ithaca musician, Duke Kooistra.
Finally, I have a short segment called “Park News” where I review some things going on this week in state parks around the Finger Lakes.
You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park right here anytime, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times (check back later for additional times to be added):
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:00 PM
Friday, 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Monday, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 7;30 PM
The trip to Niagara was to attend the annual conference of the Great Lakes Region of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), a professional organization for those who interpret our natural and cultural heritage in parks, historic sites, museums, zoos, nature centers, botanical gardens, aquaria, and other sites.