Kayaks & Canoes
Mellow river waters are perfect for days spent kayaking and canoeing. The Lower Niagara is a beautiful stretch connecting Lewiston to Lake Ontario. Stop at The Silo, a classic ice cream spot, and then launch your boat from the public access at the end of Center Street. Want a guided tour? Check out Niagara Outfitters, who can take you or a group out for a day of kayaking or canoeing that will leave you in charming Youngstown at the end.
The 363-mile waterway known as the Erie Canal changed history in the 19th century when it connected the Hudson River to the mighty Great Lakes. Experience this engineering marvel by booking a tour with Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, whose daily sojourns are informative and relaxing.
The Falls bring out the daredevil in some visitors, and a jet boat tour is a great (and safe!) way to get your adrenaline pumping. Strap on a life vest over your bathing suit and prepare to get completely soaked as you boat over and through the Niagara River’s Class V rapids. (There are covered options for those who want to stay a little dryer, as well.)