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Old 06-07-2006, 01:18 PM   #1
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We are passing though Niagara Falls on our way to and from Toronto. We do not really want to spend the night in Niagara Falls, but would like to do the boat tour and see the cave of the winds. We will be northbound on Sat Jun 17 and southbound on Wed Jun 21. Is Sat a lot worse than Wed? (My lightest drive day is the Wed.)
I guess my biggest question is about parking with a 30' tt. Can I park on Goat Island easily? Are there other options?
I have also considered just 'parking' at the KOA and taking one of the tours, but the times are not the best.
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We are passing though Niagara Falls on our way to and from Toronto. We do not really want to spend the night in Niagara Falls, but would like to do the boat tour and see the cave of the winds. We will be northbound on Sat Jun 17 and southbound on Wed Jun 21. Is Sat a lot worse than Wed? (My lightest drive day is the Wed.)
I guess my biggest question is about parking with a 30' tt. Can I park on Goat Island easily? Are there other options?
I have also considered just 'parking' at the KOA and taking one of the tours, but the times are not the best.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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Someone might know this better, but when we went, in our car to the Canadian side, there was a very large parking area for falls viewing, a shuttle bus took you to the viewing area. This parking lot was well marked to find and there were a lot of rv's in it.
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:06 AM   #4
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Hi
I have been to Niagara Falls a couple of times recently...I sure would not want to tow our 26' trailer anywhere near the downtown core Traffic is usually very heavy...
The KOA on the Lundy's Lane is nice/clean and should have shuttle buses running , cost around $45.
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I would recommend the week day as compared to the weekend. Lots smaller crowds.
There is a large parking area easily accessible past the falls and the special on and off Niagara Transit buses leave from there and come back. You can get on and off the buses at all the various attractions along the river. There seems always to be some RV,s parked there.
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...and we stayed at Scott's Tent & Trailer Park just west of the KOA. Last years rates were $32 to $37 Canadian. Very nice park, nice people running it, and as comfortable as any you will find.

I agree with others, go in the middle of the week rather than a weekend. The "Maid of the Mist" trip is a must. Have been to the falls twice in the past 15 years, but only took the Maid on the last trip. Really enjoyed it.
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Here's a picture of the "Maid of the Mist" as it approaches the Horseshoe Falls.

Maid of the Mist nearing Horseshoe Falls

Don't miss it!
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Something close to the falls that is supposed to be good, in the town of Lockport is the Erie Canal Museum and Locks. There was a history channel show on it recently. We are headed to the area east of there for vacation/visit family and I plan on a trip to the museum.

We saw the falls in the 90's and they are worth seeing. We were in small cars when we went to the falls on a day trip. There was lots of traffic.

Best thing I remember about the falls was I was able to get even with my step mother-in-law. I need to explain that she is the one yankee in all the northeast that gives all yankees the bad name. It is all her fault! Everybody else I met was very nice. She was always making stupid comments about Texas (I'm a sixth generation Native Texan) and is the type to look down on everyone (a real wicked witch of the east). On the way to the falls they were in their "new" Honda Accord she kept bragging about and we were in a Ford Escort. About eight of us went and we had to take two cars. We pulled up next to them at a light and she had her window rolled down in the summer heat. I rolled down our electric window (they had crank-up windows) and asked what was wrong with their air conditioning? They did not have any! I smiled and rolled up our window after saying our AC was really cold. So much for the "Accord vs. Escort" . Once at the falls (still fuming over the AC comment) she began bragging about the falls, being the "expert". I commented that I thought they would have been bigger, and I asked when they were built? She turned three shades of red after I went on to say that "In Texas if we want something spectacular, we build it, only we build it much bigger!" I also commented that I heard that some folks go over the falls in barrels and suggested that she try it. I was a hit with the rest of the family, since they all feel the same about her, but were too afraid to speak up. If she drops by my brother-in-laws house while we are there, I'm prepared to tell her that our 14,000 lb GVWR fiver, that she knows nothing about, is not strong enough for her 350+ lbs so she cant come in.
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