Part of our Regional Camping in New York State Series
In this post, we are focused on camping in the Greater Niagara region of New York State. The main attraction that brings people from all over the world are the American Falls, the Bridal Falls & the Horseshoe Falls, collectively the Niagara Falls. Boasting over a combined 2/3 of a mile-wide stretch, the Niagara Falls spills 45 million gallons of water a minute over a 176-foot drop! Truly Amazing! With over 20 campgrounds in this region, you’ll be sure to find something that everyone loves, with activities for the whole family!
You can also check out campgrounds in the areas that make up the Greater Niagara region, like Buffalo, Lockport, Batavia, Medina, Letchworth (coined “The Grand Canyon of the East”), Grand Island, Oak Orchard River, Darien Lake, and the Genesee River.
When you want to get away from the campground for a while, here are some things you can do:
Maid of the Mist
Take a thirty-minute boat ride and truly get to experience everything the Niagara Falls has to offer! Niagara Falls encompass three waterfalls: The Horseshoe Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the American Falls, which are all on top of the U.S and Canada border. The first boat was launched in 1846, and the tours started shortly after that. Be sure to check out everything they have to offer. Learn more about the history of the Maid of the Mist.
You can enjoy everything the Buffalo Zoo has to offer year-round! Starting this past August 6th, they introduced an African lion club trio. They also just acquired a new exhibit, the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm, where you can go by the Erie Canal and see what farm life was like during the 1830s. Lion, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Be sure to go to visit the Buffalo Zoo website for more information if planning a visit.
Niagara Wine Trail
With some records dating back to the 19th century, the Niagara Wine Trail USA has so much history in their many wineries. The area's moderate to cold climate makes it ideal for growing the fruit to make wine. With a diverse range of wines, there is something that will please everyone! Visit their site to help plan your visit!
Have a concert to attend at Canalside in Buffalo? Look at the listing of campgrounds in the Greater Niagara area to find one that’s close to the venue and make a camping trip out of it! Located on the Erie Canal in Buffalo, Canalside is full of activities like festivities, cultural events, and more! Visit their website to see daily activities or to see the events offered throughout the year. There is something for everyone with things like family and kid-friendly activities like Fall Fest, and skating lessons in December!