This stereotypical honeymoon location is not just for newly married couples anymore. There are so many things to do in and around the area and many places to explore.
Village of Lewiston
Lewiston is just up Highway 104 from Niagara Falls. It is on the United States side of the Niagara River, and is in Niagara County. It boasts many bed and breakfasts and other places to stay. History buffs will love seeing the impact Lewiston had on the United States and catching glimpses of the Underground Railroad.
Lewiston also features Artpark. This huge outdoor area, with performance buildings, boasts live artists creating art in real time. They also have art installations throughout the park and host performances throughout the summer. There is an art gallery onsite, as well. Family events are planned in the summer, and you can even fish there. This park seems to have something for everyone.
Lockport, New York
Lockport is the home to the Erie Canal. The canal is an amazing testament to man’s ability to find solutions to almost impossible problems. The locks allow boats to travel uphill. Lockport is home to the only set of enlarged restored Erie Canal locks. These are next to the Barge Canal locks on the Erie Canal.
For an even more adventurous Erie Canal tour, check out the Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride. Visitors walk through a tunnel that allowed for 1800 foot hydraulic water power. Birdsill Holly invented this tunnel, which provided water power to three local industries. He later went on to invent the fire hydrant, rotary pump and steam heat. Visitors to the cave and boat ride can see geological formations like stalactites and flow stone, as well as ruins from the industrial revolution and artifacts left behind by the men who build the tunnel.
There are so many ways to see the falls. In winter, you may be lucky enough to see them frozen. In summer, you can get very close, and even behind some of sections of the falls. You can see the falls illuminated, or watch fireworks go off above them. There are walking whitewater tours.
One particular presentation would appeal to all the members of your family. It’s called Niagara’s Fury. It appeals to all of your senses; the moving platform under your feet will help you better understand the brute power of nature. You will see the amazing falls and feel the temperature drop. You will hear the roar of the water.
There are many different ways to enjoy the area surrounding Niagara Falls. The Falls are incredible. The gardens are amazing. The history is moving. You can literally find something for everyone to enjoy. You don’t have to be on your honeymoon to visit this destination