Old Fort Niagara isn’t too distant from Niagara Falls and certainly connects with some of the United States’ earliest history. There is now a great park located at the fort and the area is buzzing with all varieties of activity…..
The map below shows exactly why the French, then British, were very interested in obtaining control over this particular area. The fort overlooks both Lake Ontario (one of the Great Lakes) and the Niagara River.
The yellow rectangles located on the above map signify the 18 soccer fields located at the park. There are also significant picnicking areas located at the park, as well as the fort itself!
The photo below is of Le Chateau Francais….”the French Castle”. Needless to say, the structure was built by the French. It was then overtaken by the British. I will post an entry regarding the “castle” on its own. The following are scenes around the fort….
This young man was the most animated, entertaining fellow who seems to greatly enjoy his work. Dressed as a British redcoat, he spewed forth all sorts of information, including that the wool from which his uniform was fashioned weighed in at about 13 pounds. That is an overwhelming fact considering the amount of humidity we were experiencing in June! I cannot imagine how warm that outfit would become in August heat! Or, for that matter, how cold it would be when the January winds howl off Lake Ontario!