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The Greater Niagara region stretches over five counties. This only includes the land east of the Niagara River and south of Lake Erie within the United States. While the cascading waters of Niagara Falls have mesmerized visitors for centuries, the region offers a plethora of attractions and activities to enjoy.
Within the Great Niagara New York region there are numerous accommodation ranging from luxury independent hotels, to historic bed and breakfasts, inns, vacation rentals, and motels. The Falls region boasts the Niagara Falls State Park, America’s oldest park, with exhibits focusing on the history, geology, and wildlife of the falls. An observation deck provides spectacular views of the majestic falls. Hear the thunder and sense the power of the mighty falls by taking a cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist offering a close-up ride below the spaying mist of the tumbling waters.
Visit the Niagara Fort, enjoy a night at the theater, and have an exciting family day at Six Flags Marine Park. Visit the zoo in Buffalo, and explore the unique shops and impressive museums in the Greater Niagara region, or spin the wheel of fortune at the Seneca Niagara Casino. The River region offer fantastic sights and a myriad of family activities that will get the adrenalin pumping. Take a thrilling ride aboard the Whirlpool Jet Boat, step on the exhilarator at Ransomville Speedway’s dirt track action, or the more sedate visitor can relax and enjoy a peaceful moment waiting for the fish to bite.
Explore the Great Lake of Ontario, New York, offering freshwater fishing, peaceful environment and a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle and maddening crowds. There are many picturesque parks along the shoreline where families can enjoy a splendid picnic and lovely romantic get-away cottages overlooking the scenic harbors. Great Niagara’s communities along the lake have developed a rich agricultural industry with apple Orchards and vineyards flourishing in the fertile soil. Interesting celebrations and fun festivals, such as Murphy Orchards Olcott’s Pirate Festival, are hosted during the summer months.
The Canal region is boat loads of fun and entertainment. Cruise along the Erie Canal, rich in history and bizarre legends in places such as Lockport, Middleport, and Tonawanda. The superb recreational waterway canal offers amazing boat tours, quaint bed and breakfast layovers, and incredible underground caves and museums to explore. Wine lovers can explore the trail of wineries along the canal’s edge, and no trip to the region will be complete without riding on the original 1916 hand carved carousel at Herschell Carousel Museum. Greater Niagara has so much to offer and visitors will find it hard not to fall in love with this beautiful, exciting, and extraordinary region.