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Old 03-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #11
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Four Mile Creek State Park In may it's very quiet and about 15 to 20 Min, to Niagara Falls. To see the sights the Canadian side has more going on but a tourist Trap. Fort Niagara is 5 min from Four Mile Creek and it's worth the stop. There is another private camp ground on the Canadian side Right near the Lewiston Bridge It was nice 10 yrs ago and only 10 min to Niagara Falls. Try to be on the Canadian side on Friday night around 9 pm they shoot off fire works over the falls not sure what friday in may they start and do it all summer long.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:18 PM   #12
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Checked with Four Mile Creek and have availability without reservation. Traveling with no schedule so that helps also bringing toad to get around. Seems like I may be there longer then thought with all to see and do.
Thanks to all for suggestions and information.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:41 PM   #13
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Even tho we have been thru HUGE barge size locks at the Ohio River both
in our small boat and in a river boat- I still enjoyed an afternoon ride
on the Erie Canal tour boat. It's really fun and not that expensive.
You'd want to check when they run in May. Might be every day or maybe
just Fri Sat and Sun. We really enjoyed it! Also some pretty nice bicycle
trails along the canal if you want to haul them there. It's less than an
hour drive from 4 mile creek. Well worth a look if you've got a spare
afternoon.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #14
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There is so much to see within 50 miles. The Canadian side is a tourist trap but a must see, you can go in the tunnels behind the falls, there is Marine Land, best view of the falls, The casino if your into it, all the good food is on the Canadian side. On the American side go over to Goat Island and you can get close to the American and Canadian Falls because it's right in between both. That is where you go to get to stairs beneath the falls. So many things to do there we have been there 4 times and see something new every time. If you stay at Four Mile Creek go down to the lake and sit for a while last time saw a couple of large ships coming out of the mist , wish I had a camera, would have made a great picture.
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We stayed at the Jellystone in Niagara Falls CA. never went through customs before so I followed the signs that say trucks only. well anywhere I go with the TT I`m considered a truck, speed limits and such. so I pulled up and thought great, no lines. well the lady wasn`t to happy with me using the truck lanes. I explained to her why I did it and said no more (even though I`m thinking if you don`t want RV`s in the truck lanes then put up a sign!) she just grabbed my passports and asked me the basic questions and I was on my way in 10 minutes!

Very happy we stayed in CA. you get very beautiful views of the falls and all the excitement is on the CA side too.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:29 AM   #16
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Yeah, I sat in a line of cars with my trailer heading into Canada.
Saw the truck lanes off to the side and almost moved over....
When we got to the window the nice lady looked at our passports and
asked only a couple questions and we were on our way.
At that border- trucks means big rigs trucks and not pick up trucks and not even pickup trucks pulling 25' trailers!

4 mile creek has some sites on the lake shore but you can walk to the
shore from any site. There is a bit of a cliff so you don't sit on the "beach" but you do get a great view of Toronto across the lake and some pretty
good sunsets.
Here's Rita enjoying wine 0-clock while waiting for the sunset.
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Thank you Sunset reminds me of Florida.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #18
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Yeah, I sat in a line of cars with my trailer heading into Canada.
Saw the truck lanes off to the side and almost moved over....
When we got to the window the nice lady looked at our passports and
asked only a couple questions and we were on our way.
At that border- trucks means big rigs trucks and not pick up trucks and not even pickup trucks pulling 25' trailers!

4 mile creek has some sites on the lake shore but you can walk to the
shore from any site. There is a bit of a cliff so you don't sit on the "beach" but you do get a great view of Toronto across the lake and some pretty
good sunsets.
Here's Rita enjoying wine 0-clock while waiting for the sunset.
when I was there the haze was so heavy you couldn't see Toronto but it was a great view looking out and seeing ships coming out and going into the haze.
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Being a Western New Yorker living 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, which we take for granted, I am impressed with the reviews of "The Falls" and Four Mile Creek SP. Not a lot I could add except if you do stay a Four Mile, take some time to visit Lewiston, NY, just up the road less than 10 minutes or under 5-6 miles. Charming village with shops and several very good restaurants and an excellent brew pub. Niagara Falls, NY is a dump, though the falls view and attractions from Goat Island (part of the state park) is excellent. Do bring passports if you have them because that is the only way you'll get back into the US from Canada if you don't have an enhanced drivers license for each person in your party. Though the Canadian side right at NF is typical souvenir shops, Ripley's Believe It or Not mixed in with a couple of casinos, it it is tourist type fun. A 40 minute ride from NF on the Canadian side along the Niagara River is Niagara on The Lake, C A which is an exceptional town, though very pricey in Canadian $$. Along this route will take you past some world class wineries that have tastings and dining options not often experienced together. Another campground to suggest vs. the Grand Island KOA is Branches CG on Grand Island. Only a couple of years old and it has received very good reviews. One last travel tip is Buffalo, NY. It is about 25-30 miles south of Four Mile, Lewiston etc. Buffalo is a friendly mid-western type town with lots to do and see including world class restaurants, art galleries, museums and theater. Oh yeah, for those who may be so inclined, the bars stay open till 4AM!! Enjoy your trip to Western New York.
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Grand Island KOA is nice. We have stayed there several times.
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