You've been waiting all year for crisp, cool weather, so be sure not to miss your favorite annual events like Old Falls Street Oktoberfest; taste authentic German cuisine, beer and wine during this day-long celebration. Or, walk along the charming Center Street of the Village of Lewiston and shop at over 100 of New York State's finest crafters at the Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival.
Embark on a scary (and not-so-scary) fall adventure. The Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are one of WNY's most popular autumn tourist destinations; grab a flashlight and step back in time as offbeat, theatrical guides guide you through the Historic District in Lewiston, always (as in life) ending up in the Village Cemetery.
Go outdoors and be a leaf peeper
Chart your own course and hike the many trails in the Niagara Gorge or opt for a free guided hike this autumn and witness the colorful fall foliage. For a bird's-eye view of the Falls and the foliage, enjoy a scenic helicopter tour with Rainbow Air, Inc.
Soak up the last of summer
Don't let the season end without taking a ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat or getting up close with the thundering Bridal Veil Falls on Cave of the Winds. Spend the day exploring Niagara Falls State Park with a Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass. (Pass valid through October 20, 2019)
Pick fresh fruits, veggies and pumpkins
With over 800 farms in Niagara Falls USA, you'll find plenty of hot spots to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins this fall. Visit Blackman Homestead Farm, a sixth generation working family farm. Pick from more than 15 varieties of apples, enjoy fresh pressed cider or take home other locally produced agricultural products from natural fruit juices to fruit butters, sauces and fillings.
Drink hard cider
BlackBird Cider Works is Niagara County's first sole craft hard cider producer and the 18th member of the Niagara Wine Trail, USA. Choose from a variety of premier craft hard ciders from dry and sweet—including seasonal releases like Lakeside Loganberry and Christmas Cider.
Scream for one more scoop of ice cream
Let's be honest, it won't really be your last scoop of ice cream! Grab a cone or a dish at at these delicious ice cream stands in Niagara Falls USA; call before you go—many locations are seasonal!
Begin your holiday shopping
Whether you want to believe it or not, the holiday season will be here before you know it! Find a gift for everyone at one of the unique boutique shops in the Village of Lewiston. Score vintage finds at Shawnee Country Barns Antique Co-Op, or shop over 200 brand name stores at outlet pricing at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA.
Get lost in a corn maze
And eventually find your way out at The Maize in North Tonawanda. Or test your navigation skills out at the Annual Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, held every weekend in September and October. If you're feeling brave, stick around for a haunted hayride!
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Park your car and experience Niagara's rich history and the thriving culture and communities along the scenic Niagara River with the ease and convenience of hop on/hop off Discover Niagara Shuttle. Connect to a variety of destination sites along the 14-mile route from the "Falls to the Fort."