New York
The Gifts of the Niagara Region: From the Falls to the Underground Railroad
Immerse yourself in the story of Western New York though its local vineyards, Underground Railroad history, Native American heritage and, of course, the grandeur of Niagara Falls.
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 16303RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 5L 4D
Check-in, Welcome Dinner, Orientation, Class
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Underground Railroad, Native Americans, 1800s Re-enactors
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Niagara Falls: Geography/History, Maid of the Mist boat
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Field Trip to the Ontario, Canada side of Niagara Falls
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
H2O power, Old Fort Niagara, Native American history
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
Final Learning Session, Lunch, Independent Departures
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, NY
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At a Glance

Join us to examine the fascinating “Niagara” region of Western New York from one of the world’s iconic natural wonders, the majestic Niagara Falls, to the area’s role in a moving chapter in American history, the Underground Railroad. Awaken all of your senses as you explore this beautiful and historic region.
Activity Level
Varies by date
This program involves minimal walking.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take an expert-led boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. Observe scenic sites on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border with insights into the geology, hydropower and Native American heritage of the area.
  • Field trips provide encounters with the beautiful region’s variety and a sampling of rural life, from a visit to a winery to scenic farm vistas.
  • Visit key sites and artifacts from the history of the Underground Railroad.

General Notes

Valid passport needed to travel to Canada.
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