FORT NIAGARA – YOUNGSTOWN, NY
Open year round
Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario not far from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day.
NIAGARA WINE TRAIL
Niagara County boasts 16 wineries, most open year round for tastings and events. Visit the link above to plan your trip.
Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, you can experience year round fishing for trophy trout and salmon, and also an excellent park, beach and boating place. Olcott Carousel Park has lot of rides and entertainment for the family steps from Olcott Beach and the marina and features a 1928 Allen Herschell carousel, hence the name.
The Niagara County Historical Society Complex presents a glimpse of area life in Niagara County over the last 175 years. The Outwater Memorial Building, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY, is the headquarters for the Niagara County Historical Society. This 1863 brick home features a Victorian Parlor, Historic Pantry, Old Toy Room, the Civil War Room and a Changing Exhibit Room.
Besides the Outwater Memorial Building, there are seven other buildings that are a part of the Niagara County Historical Society Complex:
* The Yates Red Barn
* The Kandt House
* The Pioneer Building
* The Transporation Building
* The Washington Hunt Law Office
* The Colonel William Bond House
* The Erie Canal Discovery Center
Home to The Mighty Wurlizter theatre organ, the theatre is open for tours as well as concerts.
LOCKPORT LOCKS & ERIE CANAL CRUISES
“I got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Eric Canal. She’s a good ole worker and a good ole pal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal. We’ve hauled some barges in our day, filled with lumber, coal and hay. I know every inch of the way from Albany to Buffalo. . .”
Experience this AAA GEM Attraction featured on the History Channel. Enjoy a unique narrated 2-hour cruise past many historic sights, and five original locks. Cruise includes being raised and lowered 50 feet in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. This importance of this canal in the growth of the United States westward can not be understated, it was THE link.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S DARWIN MARTIN HOUSE
The Martin House Complex is a prime example of a Prairie House, a revolutionary design developed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the first decade of the 20th century. The complex encompasses both the Darwin D. Martin House and George F. Barton House, as well as the Martin pergola, conservatory, carriage house and Gardener’s cottage.