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Day Trips

Golden Hill State Park

Golden Hill State Park and Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
9691 Lower Lake Road
Barker, NY 14102
(716) 795-3885
This landmark has a rich history which is enjoyed by visitors of the park. The Lighthouse originally provided keepers family quarters. Golden Hill State Park offers camping, boating, fishing, hiking,and nature walks.

Art Park, Lewiston NY

Art Park
450 South Fourth Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-4375
Art Park is located in the village of Lewiston. Hosting musical concerts and theatre productions in a park overlooking the Niagara River gorge. It presents some of the finest in performing and visual arts.

Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds
Goat Island
Niagara Falls NY
(716) 278-1730
The Cave of the Winds was a natural cave behind the Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls. This trip will take you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you ever thought possible.

Darien Lake Theme Park

Darien Lake Theme Park
9993 Alleghany Road
Darien Center, NY 14040
(585) 599-2211
Darien Lake is a theme park resort located between Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Don't miss your favorite Thrill Rides, Water Park, Kids Rides, shows and world class entertainment.

Historic Fort Niagara State Park

Historic Fort Niagara State Park
1 Scott Avenue
Youngstown NY 14174
(716) 745-7273
Fort Niagara State Park has two boat launches, providing access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. It has hiking trails, swimming, water slide, picnic grounds, playgrounds, and winter sports.

Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist
151 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 284-8897
The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls. The boat starts off in a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796
Discover Niagara Falls State Park with the breathtaking Falls, Hurricane Decks, the Maid of the Mist and more...

Seneca Niagara Casino

Seneca Niagara Casino
310 Fourth Street
Niagara Falls NY 14303
(877) 873-6322
Seneca Niagara Casino features an 82,000 square foot casino with more then 2,595 slot machines and 91 gaming tables. Experience the excitement of world class gambling, dining, spa, and entertainment.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Rides

Whirlpool Jet Boat Rides
115 South Water Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
1 (888) 438-4800
A one hour high speed ride up-river into the Niagara Gorge, through the Devil's Hole rapids, to the edge of the Whirlpool.

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Where to Eat
Baehr's Ice Cream Cottage
7080 Lake Road, Appleton
(716) 778-9602

Bill's Diner
2762 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-5672

Burt Hotel Bar
Lockport-Olcott Road, Burt

Bye's Popcorn
Route 78, Olcott
(716) 778-9892

Cafora's Pizzeria
2885 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-9069

Calhoon's Pub
2598 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-9988

Carousel Concessions
5967 Ontario Street, Olcott
(716) 778-8248

Food King Chinese Food
2766 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-5888

Gordie's Harper's Bazaar
3333 Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane
(716) 778-8048

Lighthouse Grill-n-Spirits
East Main Street, Olcott
(716) 778-5580

Mariner's Landing
1540 Franklin Street, Olcott
(716) 778-5535

  Mark's Pizzeria
6181 McKee Street, Newfane
(716) 778-5977

3229 Lockport-Newfane, Wrights Corners
(716) 478-0019

Park Place
5989 Main Street, Olcott
(716) 778-5537

Scotchie's Ice Cream and Cafe
2728 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 990-6108

3986 Lockport-Olcott Road, Wrights Corners
(716) 433-4477

Tammy Jo's Cafe
2905 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-9050

Time Out II
5852 East Main Steet, Olcott
(716) 778-5890

Tim Horton's
2986 Lockport-Olcott Road, Wrights Corners
(716) 438-2290

Wilson's Pizza
2730 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-9651
Budwey's Supermarket
2555 North Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-5094

Dollar General
6181 McKee Street, Newfane
(716) 778-8216

Gordie Harper's Bazaar
3333 Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane
(716) 778-8084

Images of the Past
5976 Ontario Street, Olcott
(716) 778-8284
  Lakeview Village Shoppes
5955 Ontario Street, Olcott
(716) 778-8531
(Open May through October)

Shoppe on Main Orginal Art and Gifts
2414 Main Street, Newfane
(716) 778-5273
Local Attractions

Bye's Popcorn Olcott Beach, NY

Bye's Popcorn
Route 78, Olcott NY
(716) 778-8218
Bye's Popcorn is a one of a kind popcorn stand located on Route 78 in Olcott Beach. They sell freshly popped popcorn of multiple varieties. All of these are absolutely fantastic and very reasonably priced! Put this on your list of "must try's" while visiting Olcott.

Burt Dam and Fishermans Park

Burt Dam and Fisherman's Park
Old Wilson Burt Road - Route 78
Eighteen Mile Creek, which enters Lake Ontario at Olcott harbor, gets a strong run of chinook Salmon, starting in mid-October. Many thousands of anglers use the Fisherman's Park facility at Burt Dam. Later in October and November, brown trout begin to enter Eighteenmile Creek on spawning runs providing Lake Ontario's BEST stream side brown trout fishing. Brown trout are available all winter long in addition to steelhead.

Historic Erie Canal

Erie Canal
Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. An engineering marvel when it was built, some call it the eighth wonder of the world.

Lakeview Village Shoppes

Lakeview Village Shoppes
5955 Ontario Street, Olcott NY
(716) 778-8531
A quaint gathering of different gift, specialty & food shops on a boardwalk overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The shoppes are open May through October.

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride
5 Gooding Street, Lockport NY
(716) 438-0174
The Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride in Lockport NY, on the Erie Canal, offers the public an exciting 70 minute guided tour through America's past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1842. You will also view ruins from an earlier Industrial Age, walk through an underwater raceway, and view stalactites, flow stone, geological formations and artifacts left behind by men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal.

Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises

Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
210 Market Street, Lockport NY
(800) 373-0352
Experience a unique two hour cruise which includes "locking through" and being raised the 49 ft. elevation of the Niagara Escarpment in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal.

Murphy Orchards

Murphy Orchards and Underground Railroad Site
2402 McClew Road, Burt, NY
(716) 778-7926
Historic Underground Railroad site, fresh fruit in season, pick your own fruit, country barn store, tea rooms, homemade jams and jellies. A proclaimed local historic landmark of the town of Newfane.

Olcott Beach Carousel Park

Olcott Beach Carousel Park
5979 Main Street, Olcott NY
(716) 778-7066
In the quaint hamlet of Olcott Beach, is a wonderful vintage amusement park. It features a 1928 style Hershell- Spillman two row carousel. Five vintage kiddie rides. And a 1931 Wrilitzer band organ. Come relive fond memories as your children and grandchildren scream in delight. The cost per ride is 25 cents!

Town of Newfane Marina

Town of Newfane Marina
5834 West Main Street, Olcott NY
(716) 778-5462
This marina accommodates a wide variety of people and services. There are three double launch ramps, as well as boat and yacht dock slips for rent. There is a pump out station, brand new pressurized boat wash, wash facility, public restrooms, showers, fish cleaning station, picnic tables, ice, snacks, and more.

Van Horn Mansion, Lockport NY

Van Horn Mansion
2165 Lockport-Olcott Road, Burt NY
(716) 778-7197
Step back in time at this stately turn of the century mansion. James Van Horn built the mansion in 1823 and the first town meeting where the town of Newfane was formed, was held in 1824. The mansion is open for guided and candlelight tours. It has long been rumored to be haunted.

Golfing in Lockport, NY Newfane Pro Am Par III
2501 North Main Street, Newfane NY
(716) 778-8302
A challenging 9 Hole/Par 3 golf course that is open to the public. It is beautifully landscaped and fully lit. Featuring 1,415 yards of golf.

Niagara Falls area golf course

Oak Run Golf Course
4185 Lake Avenue, Lockport NY
(716) 434-8851
Oak Run Golf club is a quiet and challenging course located in the historic town of Lockport. This course is built on a gently rolling site containing 115+ acres.

Golfing Niagara NY

Willowbrook Golf Course
4185 Lake Avenue, Lockport NY
(716) 434-0111
Located in Lockport. Willowbrook Golf Course features 27 scenic holes of golf and serves lunch and dinner.

Niagara Wine Trail
The Niagara Wine Trail's wineries offer many traditional and diverse wines that are sure to please every taste. From classic viniferas, native grapes, hybrids, fruit and sparkling wines, and even mead and hard cider, you will find tasting along this trail is a totally unique experience! Visit website for complete information on each winery.
  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
  • Black Willow Winery
  • Blackbird Cider Works
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
  • Eveningside Vineyards
  • Flight of Five Winery
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
  • Lake Ontario Winery
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
  • Spring Lake Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Vizcarra Vinyards at Becker Farms


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