Niagara Falls is a city that doesn’t require an introduction. After all, “The Cataract City” is home to one of the most recognizable waterfalls in the United States and perhaps the world. Niagara Falls — which consists of three waterfalls: American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls — tumbles over 170-foot cliffs and produces about 40 million gallons of water each minute. For decades, the power of these spectacular falls has been harnessed to produce electricity for the surrounding community. But besides their ability to generate energy, these majestic falls have inspired people for centuries and have been the focus of several books and movies. Book an RV in Niagara Falls, New York and come experience the magic of these iconic falls for yourself.
The Great Outdoors
Though Niagara Falls is neither the tallest nor the largest waterfall in the world, it is perhaps one of the most well-known and an absolute must-see when you book a motorhome rental in Niagara Falls. The falls straddle the border of the Canadian province of Ontario and the state of New York. They are part of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and also part of the nation's oldest state park: Niagara Falls State Park. But the falls tend to be crowded, so be prepared. However, if you want to get away from the masses a bit, then check out Devil’s Hole State Park. The park overlooks the Devil’s Hole Rapids and features several scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and picnic areas. It’s also a great fishing spot.
Two other options for outdoor recreation when you book an RV in Niagara County are Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. These two great lakes are less than a two-hour drive away from Niagara Falls and offer hiking, canoeing, backpacking, fishing, birding, and more. You can also learn to sail on these massive lakes.
Niagara Falls receives an estimated 30 million guests per year and there is no shortage of RV parks accommodate all the visitors who rent a motorhome in Niagara Falls. One nearby option is Branches of Niagara Campground and Resort in Grand Island, New York. The 70-acre campground has plenty of sites for RVs, each outfitted with a gravel pad, a grassy area, a picnic table, and a fire pit. There are full hook-up options as well as sites with just water and electric. After a day of walking on the property’s nature trails, take a soak in the heated swimming pool or rent a kayak and go fishing on the stocked eight-acre lake. Other amenities include private family bathrooms, the main bathhouse, a dump station for guests, a laundry facility, wagon rides, and a general store with groceries, firewood, ice, and other camping necessities.
Another option in the town of Niagara Falls is Niagara Falls Campground and Lodging. This campground is only six miles away from American Falls and has several 20 amp, 30 amp, and 50 amp full hook-up campsites. There is also a gift shop, shower room, restroom, pool, laundry facility, playground, and a dog walking area. WiFi is available for guests staying at the campground.
Exploring the City
If you want to experience Niagara Falls from a unique perspective, book a ticket aboard the Maid of the Mist. Since 1846, the company has been bringing visitors to the base of these iconic falls. With raging currents, deafening thunder, and refreshing mists, you definitely want to catch a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist when you book an RV rental in Niagara Falls.
Or perhaps you’ve had your fill of the falls and want to experience something a little, well, dryer. If so, check out the nearby casino. With many slot machines, poker tables, table games, and a host of other casino games, you’ll likely run out of money before you run out of things to do. You can also grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s many restaurants.
Another thing to check out when you rent an RV in Niagara Falls is Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride in nearby Lockport, New York. Near Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York, guests can experience a guided tour through the history of America. Visitors will see remnants from the Industrial Revolution and artifacts left behind by the people who constructed the Erie Canal almost two centuries ago.
History buffs might want to stop by Old Fort Niagara, the oldest continuously operating military site in North America. Featuring 18th-century stone buildings built by the British and the French, Old Fort Niagara played a vital role during the colonial wars. Today, visitors to Old Fort Niagara can view an orientation film, experience a museum with original artifacts, beautiful views, musket firing demonstrations, partake in a guided tour, and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries.