However, some of the old Schoellkoph power station still remain. I had an opportunity recently to visit the site and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area that is looking for something more off the beaten path.
The site is run as a free self guided tour. To start the tour you will need to locate the ground level elevator located just outside of the Niagara Gorge Discover Center 200 Robert Moses Pkwy N, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
Be sure to grab a self guided tour pamphlet before proceeding in to the elevator. Also be sure to note the hours of operation as the elevator only operates during the scheduled times. Otherwise you will be forced to hike the trail to return to the top of the gorge.
Here are some pictures from the site:
|One of the blocked-in circular holes where the penstocks (pipes)|
brought water from the top of the gorge to the turbines.
|Tailraces where water leaving the turbines would exit back to the river.|