Driving approximately 30 minutes throughout the day with frequent stops. Walking up to 2 miles total throughout the day at field trip locations; ascending/descending wooden steps and walking on wet boardwalks; can be slippery. At Niagara, we will be given plastic bags, rain ponchos, and sandals. Getting on/off boat; ride is approx. 1/2 hour.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
As America’s oldest state park, Niagara Falls has had a profound influence on the development of New York’s State Park system and continues to attract millions of visitors every year. Begin your day with a lecture on the history of Niagara by a local expert. We will then depart to the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center to learn about how Niagara’s powerful falls are converted into hydroelectric energy.
Plated lunch at a local restaurant near the falls.
After lunch, we will experience the power of Niagara Falls as you might never imagine, up close and personal. On the Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls tour, we will follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck, just a few feet away from the torrents of Niagara Falls. Here, rushing Bridal Veil Falls creates tropical storm-like conditions. After, we will have another opportunity to view the falls, this time from the Maid of the Mist boat. We will board the boat for a ride to get up close to the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.
Enjoy a plated dinner at a local restaurant.