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Old 07-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Heading to the Niagara Falls area in August. Any suggestions on things to do besides the falls. Good restaurants are welcome also.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Head up to the town of Lewiston, about 10 miles north of N.F. Great little town with shop, brew pub, and several very good restaurants. Another 8 miles from Lewiston is Old Fort Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Lot of history battling the British to control the river. If you bring your passports you can go over to the Canadian side of the falls. Very touristy area, much more so than the U.S. side. Also, following the road along the river there are two excellent towns, Queenston and even better Niagara on the Lake. Along this road are some world class wineries and restaurants and Niagara on the Lake is one of the best town main streets found anywhere. Beware though of high Canadian pricing and taxes besides paying like a tourist. About 15 miles west of N.F. Canada is the Welland Canal connecting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Pretty cool to hang around and watch 800 foot freighters going through the locks. After that, why not head into Buffalo, NY for a night. Only 20 miles south of N.F. Buffalo's waterfront has something going on almost every day if not weekend. Also there is triple A baseball right in the middle of the city, Shea's Theater, Elmwood Avenue shops, Allentown Art District and enough great restaurants to feed anyone's appetite. This would include the world famous Anchor Bar on Main Street where deep fried chicken wings were invented. Several boat cruises with different types of tours and entertainment will take you out into Lake Erie. Good Luck on your trip and enjoy Western New York!
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Where are you staying, We just had our Columbus group stay at Bissels Hidewaway.
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X2 for Bissels!. Frog had a Rally there last year and it was a great campground. Teriffic pool! Actually, it is built to look like a lake and it had a very nice kiddy pool as well. Enjoyed it very much. Had dinner at the Skylon tower. Food was very good and views were terrific.
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X2 on the Anchor Bar. Suitable for all.
Great food and renowned for it!! Been there several times.
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Where are you staying, We just had our Columbus group stay at Bissels Hidewaway.

We are still researching, but it looks like we will stay on the Canada side.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:13 PM   #7
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Drive up to Niagara On The Lake for a day. Nice drive and quaint little town with shopping.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:14 PM   #8
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Wife and I spent anniversary in embassy suites on Canadian side for our anniversary in 2012.
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bISSELS IS ON THE cANADA SIDE ABOUT 15 km ON lUNDYS lANE (20)
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There are two campgrounds on the American side, on Grand Island, less than a 10 minute ride to the falls. One is Branches on Niagara which is only a couple of years old and has received very good reviews and the other is a KOA also with good reviews. Also, about 15 miles north of the falls is an excellent New York State Park, Four Mile Creek with great sites right on the shores of Lake Ontario, though don't know if they would be available short reservation. I will be staying there the weekend of Saturday August 23 to be close to the fantastic Lewiston Jazz Festival. Main stage with national acts with several smaller stages up and down Main St. Great music, food, adult beverages and people watching. Once again, staying in Canada you will be faced with Canadian taxes and high prices on almost everything including gas at around $6 a gallon.
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