Niagara Falls State Park Weather

At Niagara Falls State Park, weather conditions vary widely from season to season, and can change quickly. From summer's heat and humidity to the icy winds of winter, it is always a good idea to be prepared before heading out for your visit. To plan appropriately, it is advised that visitors check the latest Niagara Falls weather conditions prior to travel. And of course, always expect to get a little wet as you experience the natural splendor of Niagara Falls!

The spring months in Niagara Falls, NY, can bring a small amount of snow with average temperatures ranging from 40 to 65 degrees F*. Between March and May, the attractions that were closed for winter are reopened, and Niagara Falls State Park comes back to life with flowering trees, tulip gardens and thriving wildlife.

With Niagara Falls' weather rising into the 80s/90s during the day and dipping down into the 60s at night, summer is often the best time to visit the park. Shorts and t-shirts are typical attire in the summer months, and it never hurts to pack a hat and some sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. Mist from the Falls can offer a soothing respite during summer’s long, hot days.

As the temperature begins to fall, the Park's trees turn to magnificent hues of red and gold, and Niagara's trails welcome hikers of every kind. During this stunningly beautiful season, the Niagara Falls State Park weather is comparable to the spring, but with slightly more precipitation. Peak fall foliage is generally three weeks later than the surrounding areas, in mid- to late-October, due to the warm waters flowing out of Lake Erie and the unique microclimate of the area.

In the winter, weather at Niagara Falls transforms the Park into an icy wonderland. Many Park attractions close for the season, but visitors can always see awe-inspiring Niagara Falls flow to the river below as it freezes and a thick layer of ice covers every surface. The temperature usually stays around the freezing point, regularly dipping below 20 degrees. Snowfall accumulations are minimal compared to some areas less than 20 miles away. Dramatic ice accumulations, however, are magnificent, and add to the stunning beauty of the falls during this season.