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Offline ronnie421

Niagra Falls...
« on: May 01, 2011, 06:48:09 pm »
Im doing my cc tour in May of 2012, starting in Bar Harbor, and going west to California.  Which ACA map would take me closest to Niagra Falls?  I know I will have to veer off the map to find NF, but I really do want to see it.  Hope someone can help. Thanks! Ron

Offline ronnie421

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 06:53:08 pm »
Never mind, everybody! I found it! LOL. Thanks!

Offline Tourista829

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 09:56:35 pm »
I lived in Williamsville, N.Y. Don't forget your passport, if you intend to go into Canada. I hope you have a great trip.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 09:23:41 am »
We stayed in the Rainbow Hostel, which is located in the old part of town.  Fun place.  It's about a 20 min. walk to the falls.  But it's better (and cheaper) than staying in the touristy part of town.

Offline ronnie421

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 10:28:52 am »
@ Tourista:  I dont plan to go to Canada. Although it would be nice. And I'm sure I'll have a great time! Thanks!

@Indy:  Rainbow Hostel. I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the tip. 20 minutes is not bad, considering that thats ALL I'll be doing once I'm at NF! LOL.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 01:43:43 pm »
@ Tourista:  I dont plan to go to Canada. Although it would be nice. And I'm sure I'll have a great time! Thanks!

@Indy:  Rainbow Hostel. I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the tip. 20 minutes is not bad, considering that thats ALL I'll be doing once I'm at NF! LOL.

Heading west, the AC route goes into Niagara Falls, Ontario just south of Lewiston, NY and takes you right by the falls.  The Rainbow Hostel is in Niagara Falls, Canada. It re-enters the U.S. via the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, ONT to Buffalo.  It's my understanding that the Canadian side has better views than the NY side, and there is a recreation trail along the river for much of the way.

Offline rvklassen

Re: Niagara Falls...
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 12:12:17 pm »
@ Tourista:  I dont plan to go to Canada. Although it would be nice. And I'm sure I'll have a great time! Thanks!

@Indy:  Rainbow Hostel. I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the tip. 20 minutes is not bad, considering that thats ALL I'll be doing once I'm at NF! LOL.

Heading west, the AC route goes into Niagara Falls, Ontario just south of Lewiston, NY and takes you right by the falls.  The Rainbow Hostel is in Niagara Falls, Canada. It re-enters the U.S. via the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, ONT to Buffalo.  It's my understanding that the Canadian side has better views than the NY side, and there is a recreation trail along the river for much of the way.

The recreational trail is very nice, and the Canadian side is very developed in terms of tourism.  Strangely, this is in a good way.  Meaning that nearly all of the space between Niagara Parkway (if I remember the name right) and the river itself, and much of the space on the other side of the road as well, is parkland.  Only in the city of Niagara falls itself does it get developed in the sense of attempts to separate the tourist from money.

The views are MUCH better on the Canadian side, in multiple places.  But especially at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls.  To cross into Canada does not require a passport or even an enhanced drivers license, however it is strongly recommended, since they are required for the return crossing.  Required, but with some effort and potential delay, you can get back across ONCE - with a warning.

Offline jcostanz

Re: Niagra Falls...
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 11:20:01 am »
If visiting Niagara Falls, I highly recomend the Canadian route that ACA shows on the Northern Tier route, but I can give biking directions for staying in the US if you need them as I live and work in the area.