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Old 08-01-2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Planning trip to Niagara Falls July 2019

We are planning a trip to Niagara Falls from southern Indiana. We have 2 kids daughter will be 10 and son 3. Any recommendations of campgrounds in that area? Also recommendations of things to do and see? Is there enough to do in that area for a week?
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:44 PM   #2
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Four Mile State Campground in Youngstown NY, about 10 miles north of Niagara Falls, NY. It is a very nice campground. Branches of Niagara Campground on Grand Island is very, very nice. KOAís around here, not so nice.

Fantasy Island Amusement Park on Grand Island, Just south of Niagara Falls on I-190 Itís a small, kid friendly park with rides for the little ones.

There is plenty to do there for a week:

Old Fort Niagara, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, Niagara Falls State Park is right at the Falls. Many attractions on Canadian side as well, bring your passports.

Lockport NY, 14 miles east has Erie Canal Locks tours, Lockport Caves, Zip Line across the Erie Canal and Lockport Locks/Erie Canal Boat Tours.
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We are planning a trip to Niagara Falls from southern Indiana. We have 2 kids daughter will be 10 and son 3. Any recommendations of campgrounds in that area? Also recommendations of things to do and see? Is there enough to do in that area for a week?
Heres a cold snap shot of the Falls in winter, this was a few years ago when we had to see it frozen
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x2 on the Branches of Niagara campground
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Short answer to a week there is NO. If you have the necessary documents to cross the bridge, there are things to see from the Canadian side but on the US side, the NY State park at N Falls is an island in the middle of a very depressed urban area. The state park is a must see visit but one day is all it requires. Many say the best views of the Falls is from the C side. The state campground 10 miles north is the best place to set up for your visit. No campground at the Falls state park.

I was shocked at the litteral waste land of empty buildings and closed businesses in the blocks that surround the NF's state park. we spent 2 nites at the SP campground and then left the area.
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Another vote for the Canadian side! Sorry but I have no experience with any local campgrounds in that area.
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We stayed at the Grand Island KOA, nice spots with a central lake and cabins, 7 miles to Niagara Falls and the state park, we found everything on the Canadian side about 50% more expensive. But if you go for that kind of thing the Zip Line along the Falls is Awesome!
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If you are going to the Canadian side check out the Adventure Pass. You can save by buying it online. You can pick which package you want and when you arrive and go to a tourist center they schedule you for each excursion.

https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-n...iAAEgKbJvD_BwE
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Thanks for all the comments. Itís great to hear others experiences. I thought the US side of Niagara Falls looked depressed when I was there 25 years ago but I was only 13 years old!! But Iím sure we will venture over to the Canadian side as well. Does anyone know the laws on taking a pistol across the border. I always have one in my truck especially on trips.
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Thanks for all the comments. Itís great to hear others experiences. I thought the US side of Niagara Falls looked depressed when I was there 25 years ago but I was only 13 years old!! But Iím sure we will venture over to the Canadian side as well. Does anyone know the laws on taking a pistol across the border. I always have one in my truck especially on trips.
ONE Word.... NO!!! GUNS!!, I left my gun in Michigan when I wen but forgot the ammo!, dang you would have thought I was ISIS the way they reacted, got grilled for 45 minutes and they searched my rig.
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