Niagara Escarpment

The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment near the Great Lakes in the United States and Canada that runs from western New York State, through southern Ontario, into parts of  Michigan and  Wisconsin. It is composed of the Lockport geological formation of Silurian age. The escarpment is most famous for Niagara Falls, for which it is named. In southern Ontario, the escarpment is the major topographical feature, and many parks and conservation areas are located along the escarpment, as is the Bruce Trail


Scenes from the Niagara Escarpment

Railway tracks near the Forks of the Credit River, Ontario, Canada. October, 1997

Rattlesnake Point on the Niagara Escarpment looking across the Nassagaweya Valley. Milton, Ontario, Canada. October, 1997



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