Niagara Falls Off The Beaten Path

  • An exhibit showing importance of Niagara River
    An exhibit showing importance of Niagara...
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    Devils Hole State Park

    by heitzenrater Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Overlooking the lower whirlpool rapids, this 42-acre park features a nature trail; gorge caves; picnic area; winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; and a spectacular 300-foot walkway that winds its way along the Niagara River. At the end of it, you're treated to a stunning view of the rapids in all their majestic splendor. The park is popular with hikers, camera buffs and bird watchers, as well as fishermen on the lookout for trout and salmon. Nearby parks include the Whirlpool State Park , and Niagara Falls State Park .

    DIRECTIONS
    Robert Moses Pkwy
    Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    HOURS
    Daily 10a-8p

    REST ROOMS
    Available mid-April through late October

    PETS
    Leash not more than 6 feet.

    COST
    Free

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    It is an Important Bird Area

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written Oct 10, 2009

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    An exhibit showing importance of Niagara River
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    Niagara River Corridor has been dedicated as an Important Bird Area (IBA). A wide variety of bird species migrate through the area or breed here, including waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds and others. Over 30 species of endangered birds, threatened birds or birds of special concern are found here, including the bald eagle, the peregrine falcon, the black tern and the common tern.

    Many fish, mammals, amphibians, insects and plants that are on the state Endangered, Threatened, or Species of Special Concern lists also can be found in the corridor. At least four species of birds occur in globally significant numbers. These are: Bonaparte's gull (Larus philadelphia), herring gull (Larus argentatus), canvasback duck (Aythya valisineria) and common merganser (Mergus merganser).

    And then there is one special event on our itinerary for this year.

    Each autumn, beginning in late November, a spectacular event occurs on the Niagara River. The event is the annual gull migration that brings as many as 19 species of gulls, in one of the world's largest concentrations of these birds at Niagara River Corridor. Compare this with the fact that on the entire continent of Australia, only three species of gulls have been recorded. In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, only 11 species of gulls have ever been seen. Remarkably, some of these same gulls that breed in the Arctic refuge travel through the Niagara River Corridor.

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    In Summary... plus

    by dorothyw Written Nov 8, 2007
    Seneca Niagara Casino
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    Seneca Niagara Casino is New York State's first full-service casino featuring reel-spinning and video slot machines. Just a few blocks from world-famous Niagara Falls,

    make sure you have your passport handy. I have an inside source that tells me that everyone will need a valid passport to cross over come January 2008.

    stick to the fudge

    take a short drive to Buffalo for the BEST pizza around...Bocce Club Pizza

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    Explore History

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    Fort Niagara (1759)

    If you love history then you'll love this place. It is located in Lewiston, NY next to beautiful Lake Ontario and not far from the Niagara Falls.

    Three flags are flown daily in the parade ground symbolizing the nations that have held Fort Niagara in turn.

    The French established the first post here in 1679 as Fort Conti, then as Fort Denoville 1687-88, which was very short lived. Finally in 1726 the French built the permament fortification of the "French Castle". Britain gained control of the Fort Niagara in 1759 during the French and Indian Wars. They held the post throughout the American Revolution but were forced by treaty to yield it to the United States in 1796. Although, it was recaptured by the British in 1813. It was once again ceded to the U.S.A. in 1815 at the end of the war.

    All of the main buildings are wonderfully maintained. Their's even a authentic British Infantryman with his trusty "Brown Bess" that gives demonstrations and teaches the history of this wonderful treasure.

    Old Fort Niagara
    P.O. Box 169
    Youngstown, NY 14174

    Open 9am- late afternoon daily, year round.
    Wheelchair Accessible - Yes
    Parking is Free

    National Historical Landmark No.NY258

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  • The falls in the winter

    by ando_deepti Written Jul 26, 2007

    Ever visit the falls in the winter.. Well we were in the neighborhood and decided to give it a try.. The Falls were almost frozen, a very different sight from the summer... We couldnt hang around for long, but being at the falls without the zillion tourists around was an amazing experience....You get to appreciate the falls in a slightly different way!!

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    I've fallen and can't get up!

    by heitzenrater Written Jun 13, 2007
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    A True "OFF THE BEATEN PATH" tip!

    Watch out for that treeee!
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    So here is the scoop. If you ever wanted to go sky diving here is your chance.
    first things first. You took a class that was about a half hour long. It was mostly a video followed by simple instructions.
    Next they suited you up. Lastly you jumped out of a plane!
    The jump was a tandem jump meaning you are hooked to the instructor so there are no accidents.

    On the way down i was able to see niagara falls. They also said that i might be able to see Toronto, but it's hard to look when your falling from 12,000 feet!

    PRICES
    Tandem Prices
    Group Size Price
    1 $220 each
    5-9 $210 each
    10-19 $200 each
    20-24 $190 each
    25+ $180 each
    10+ $220 each (and organizer jumps free!)

    Check out the website it will give you all the info you need. Good luck and have fun!

    Address: Frontier Skydivers | 3316 Beebe Road, Newfane, NY
    Directions: Newfane NY 15 miles from Niagara Falls 20 miles from Buffalo, 20 miles from St Catharines, 50 miles from Rochester.

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    SCUBA Dive the mighty niagara river

    by heitzenrater Updated May 21, 2007

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    view of the store from the dock, on the niagara

    Captain Bill's Upper River SCUBA (NAME JUST CHANGED TO NIAGRA DIVE CENTER 5/21/07) is a P.A.D.I. 5-Star SCUBA DIVING training facility located on the upper Niagara River in Niagara Falls, New York. they offer on-site SCUBA training in an indoor heated pool. Captain Bill's also offers local dive trips, dive charters and a full selection of the latest diving related equipment.

    Captain bill's scuba shop located 5 miles south of the falls 1 mile south of the grand island brige, on buffalo ave. t's called captain bills upper river diving.

    they have all scuba equipment you need on hand. you can test out your equipment in their indoor pool. just feet from the pool is the upper niagara, where their boat is docked.

    when i went i managed to pull about 10 bottles of the bottom of the river. it was awsome.

    many people see the niagara from above the water, but not many from below.

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    Take a ride to lake Ontario

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 9, 2005

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    Lake Ontatio

    Take a ride up to Lake Ontario and take in the sightes up there. This is really a beautiful ride and only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. There are several historical sights to see on the the way and the water is beautiful. You can pull off the road and stop at the many pull offs along the way.

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    Go for a wine tasting

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 9, 2005

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    Wine tasting

    Terry and I went for a drive up the river coast on the Canadian side and went through wine country. As we were try to figure out which one of the many wineries to visit I saw the winery for her favorite Ice Wine and pulled in for a tour. Very cool and fun thing to do on a beautiful afternoon, most wineries have a guided tour for a price or a self guided tour for free then you go in and can try different wines for a small price. The self guided tour was very informative and fun and of course you will want to make a purchase! A little advice, you may see the same wine cheaper at the Duty Free store and you are limited to 2 bottles a person for what you can bring back into the USA.

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    Niagara Escarpment Trails

    by lovemycacti Updated Mar 11, 2004

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    Niagara Escarpment

    Some of the best views of the Niagara Escarpment are not found at the conventional tourists points. For the cheapest, prettiest and more secluded pictures of this beautiful area, park at the Niagara Falls (New York side) Aquarium. Walk across the pedestrian bridge that goes over the highway and you'll find yourself at some trail destination points.

    Pick one and walk it! You won't get elaborate views of the falls but you will get to see some pretty amazing scenery. Bridges, look-out points and historical markers make this journey worth exploring in moderate terrain.
    A free activity thats good for you, with your not so common tourist pics.

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  • GATEWAY PARK, THE START OF ERIE CANAL

    by randyfoutssr Written Feb 7, 2004

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    BETWEEN NIAGARA FALLS AND BUFFALO, THE CANAL IS BETWEEN NORTH TONAWANDA AND TONAWANDA BY THE NIAGARA RIVER. FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS (EDDIE MONEY, ETC.) IN THE SUMMER TO BE ENJOYED ON LAND, DRIVE BY ON A BOAT OR DOCK WITH A COLD ONE AND WATCH THE SUNSET WHILE THE BANDS PLAY. WATER BIKE RENTALS AND CANAL TOUR BOAT RIDES.
    BIGGER THAN THE PIC SHOWS, MORE TO THE LEFT.

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    Old Fort Niagara

    by Dalifriend Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    Old Fort Niagara Collage

    Located about 30 minutes from the Falls in Youngstown New York, you will find this historical landmark. Be prepared to spend a good 3 hours here, if not more. This place is just THAT interesting! There is plenty to see and photograph at this well-preserved fort.

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    Theres more to niagara than the water.....

    by Silverflower Updated Jan 28, 2003
    from the marineland website

    I never realised till I got there that Niagara was a resort in itself and had plenty of other shops attractions and things to see! If you geta chance try and visit Marineland- an animal and rides theme park fairly near.We got a bus there from the falls easily.Its a huge park with thrill rides(one massive loop the loop rollercoaster that was excellent as well as other rides) and animals. I remember a deer enclosure where I was surrounded by a herd of deers !

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    THE MISTThe day I went was a...

    by SirRichard Written Sep 12, 2002

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    THE MIST
    The day I went was a little cloudy, so the misty atmosphere around the Falls was increased by the weather. Anyway, there is always some tiny water drops all around, and it must be quite refreshing in summer!!

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    Here are some photos I took...

    by frankcanfly Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Here are some photos I took while flying overhead in '94. This is the most famous part of the fall: Horseshoe Falls. Canada is at the top of the photo, this is where you get the best views from.

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