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Old 01-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Smile Niagara Falls Camping

Planning a trip to Niagara Falls in June 2013. Looking for suggestions as to best place to stay for about 4 to 5 nights. Any other suggestions helpful as well re: What to see and do, and what not to see and do.

Just an FYI, we will have my parents with us who are in their mid 80's who still get around well but obviously we need to consider what they can reasonably do.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hello tom and Rosemary,

The question has been asked many times. Have you tried the search function at the top of the page?

Her are some posts:

Niagara Falls - Google Search

Also you may wish to try the RV Park Reviews web site, www.rvparkreveiws.com for reviews in the area.

Happy trails.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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Hi Tom, we stayed here last summer and is is a great place, bit expensive but worth it! Spend the money and get a patio site for sure. The great thing is you get tickets at the office(check out on the web site) for a bus tour of the area. No driving,and you will be glad you didn't when you get downtown. The tour guide we had could of not been better,then he drops you back off at the campground at the end of the tour. Good luck and have a great trip!
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Try Letchworth State Park if you can. It's not close to NF but it is a sight to be seen. It's the Grand Canyon of the East.

www.letchworthpark.com

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You won't believe your eyes!! Truly amazing!!
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We stayed at a campground on the Canadian side, I can't remember the name it was like Shalamar Lake or some thing like that. Of coarse you need a Passport for Canada but the view of the Falls is great from the Canada side. A lot of stuff close by to see, Niagara on the lake, A Botanical Garden Butterfly Conservatory that you can catch a shuttle to the Falls. When we were there the Peaches were in season, oh were they gooood. Use the People mover shuttle if you stay there as parking is a nightmare. Jim
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Stop at the NY visitor center on the interstate. Great place! They will suggest RV park, call in reservation for you and set up tours for you. One stop shop. 4 hr American side tour--and they have a 4 hr Canada tour. Tours pick you up at the RV park. The tours were great!!
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We stayed here, AA Royal Motel & Campground in N. Tonawanda which is about 10 miles from the falls.
The price was right and the place had pull throughs that made it easy to get a 40' coach and toad into the campground. The sites are black topped and the grounds are level with easy access to the falls.
The owner is very quick to help and really appreciates the business. This is a good park for trips in the area but it's not a destination park so be aware.

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IMHO, the Niagara Falls KOA on Grand Isle Blvd, is as good as there is in the area
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Try Letchworth State Park if you can. It's not close to NF but it is a sight to be seen. It's the Grand Canyon of the East.

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About how far is Letchworth from Niagara Falls?
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About how far is Letchworth from Niagara Falls?
App. 60 miles, the koa at grand island is the hot spot for touring the falls. There is a nice campground at letchworth sp. to stay for a couple of days and see the park.
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Surprised no one has mentioned Four Mile Creek State Park
about 15 miles north of the falls and on Lake Ontario. It has pretty good reviews on the rv park reviews site.
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Four Mile Creek S.P. is ideal if you have a toad. Nice park, a lot less expensive than those right around the falls. You will pass right by Fort Niagara and the town of Lewiston going back and forth from the falls. Fort Niagara is an actual historical fort, and worth the stop. Lewiston is a nice little town where on the way back from the falls you can stop to grab a bite to eat and a few drinks with out paying tourist trap prices.

This is where my memory is a little fuzzy, but I think just a little east (5-10 minute drive?) of Four Mile is the Sunset Beach Club, a restaurant that has out door seating and you overlook a marina and Lake Ontario. Nice way to end a day close to your RV.

The Maid In the Mist boat tour is a must do, you don't have to stand right on the bow of the ship to understand the power of the falls, and your parents should be able to do this.

I hope your trip is fun, and you enjoy your time with your parents!!
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BirdDoggin,
I hope he doesn't have the same problem with fuzziness after the eats and drinks. Hee hee! One could get lost.
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Mapquest says Letchworth SP is 1 hour 44 min/84miles from Niagara Falls. It's located just off I-390 in Mt Morris NY. It won't benefit those wanting to stay near the falls, but if you're up in that area for a week or so its a great place to camp and do NF as a day trip.

The park itself is 17 miles long and along the banks of the Gennessee river, one of only two rivers in the east that flows north. It flows from north Pennsylvania through Rochester and into Lake Ontario. As you can see by the pics in the link I provided its absolutely stunning, especially in the fall. The are three waterfalls in the park itself - upper, middle, and lower. Aslo located at the north end is the Mt Morris Power dam.

If you are ever in the area you really owe it to yourself to stay in this park. I'm from Rochester originally and spent every summer as a kid camping here. I live in Ohio now but go there whenever I go back home.

A must see for everyone!!
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