A Niagara Falls Adventure: A Spectacular Itinerary on the American Side

Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY, USA
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY, USA. Photo by Josie Weiss on Unsplash

Niagara Falls is a vast and beautiful natural waterfall. The Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three falls, is primarily located on the Canadian side, while the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are mostly on the American side. Here’s an itinerary for exploring the American side.

Corning Museum of Glass

Visit the Corning Museum of Glass where you and your whole family can enjoy fascinating live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, make-your-own glass blowing, and iridescent collections of glass sculptures.

Watkins Glen

Hike the stunning Gorge Trail, weaving through water-carved rock formations and past enchanting waterfalls. A pro tip is to start at the top of the park and walk down the stairs if you don’t want to go up the 832 slippery steps. You can park for $8 either at the top or the bottom and then take a shuttle that runs between the two lots. The staircases and passageways, slick with water from the cascading waterfalls look like they are straight out of the Lord of the Rings movies!

Maid of the Mist

Experience the iconic boat tour that takes you up close and personal with the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Feel the mist on your face as you journey through the turbulent waters, marvel at the thunderous roar of the falls, and capture unforgettable moments against the backdrop of this natural wonder.

Cave of the Winds

Get ready for an exhilarating encounter that takes you directly under the Bridal Veil Falls. Feel the rush of the falls pounding on your head and the refreshing mist as you immerse yourself in the sheer power of nature. Witness the falls from a truly unique perspective – right underneath it! 

Goat Island

Dry off while walking around Goat Island, an escape nestled in the heart of Niagara Falls. Traversing the scenic pathways, surrounded by lush greenery and soothing sounds of cascading waters, will provide you with panoramic views of the American and Horseshoe Falls. The island is a tranquil natural oasis away from the bustling crowds. 

Niagara Adventure Theatre

Embark on a journey that brings to life the incredible tales of the Fall’s iconic history through the film’s immersive storytelling of the daring feats of those who explored its waters. The theatre offers a thrilling and educational experience for visitors of all ages and yummy snacks for purchase as well! 

There are lots of activities for all ages on your trip to the American side of Niagara Falls!