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RV Camping to Niagara Falls!

What? You still haven’t visited Niagara Falls? You haven’t seen one of America’s most memorable sights until you do, so dust off that RV and get going! Here are ten important things to know about RV camping to Niagara Falls.

 

    1. How to get to Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls, NY is located twenty minutes north of Buffalo, four hours from State College, PA and about seven hours north of New York City. Coming from Chicago, you can drive I-90 to Toledo and then follow the Lake Erie shoreline all the way to Buffalo.
    2. What You’ll Find at Niagara Falls: New York’s Niagara Falls State Parkencompasses magnificent Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and a portion of the Canadian Falls. On the Canadian side, mighty Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls pours six hundred thousand gallons of water per second into the gorge below. Dozens of local attractions (see #7 below) make visiting and learning about the Falls even more memorable.
    3. Where to Cross the Canadian Border: The simplest way to cross over into Canada at the Falls is on the Rainbow Bridge, a short walk from the American Falls. This bridge links Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, Ontario, and you’re allowed to walk, ride your bike or drive across.
    4. Tips for Crossing the Canadian Border: U.S. citizens crossing the international border into the Canadian Falls area will be required to show a passport or enhanced driver’s license to return to the US. If you’re travelling with children, be prepared to show their birth certificates. You’ll need a signed document from their parents giving you permission to take children who aren’t yours across the border.

 

Not from the US? You’ll need to apply ahead of time for a special visa at the nearest Canadian consulate (Buffalo, NY). Here’s a helpful page that’s updated with current Canadian border crossing requirements.

 

  1. Best Niagara Falls RV Camping:
  2. Where’s the Best Place to Park an RV? The Aquarium of Niagara offers RV parking spots, as well as the large lot on Goat Island. Use the Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley system to visit area attractions.
  3. Best Attractions at Niagara Falls:

    Here’s another helpful link to photos and information about the Falls and surrounding attractions.

  4. Hiking Trails in Niagara Falls State Park: From the Trailhead Center in Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, you’ll have access to four guided hikes of varying difficulty. For self-guided tours, the Niagara Gorge Trail System will thrill, challenge and beckon you to explore the Falls region.
  5. Niagara Falls on a Budget: Traveling on a budget to Niagara Falls? Here’s a link to great ideas for no-cost excursions while at the Falls. You’ll also find links there to information about fees and reservations for the Park’s main attractions.
  6. Where to Rent an El Monte RV for Your Trip: Glad you asked! El Monte RV Rentals has three locations convenient to Niagara Falls:
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