2014 Post-Trip in Niagara Falls

Not ready for the fun to end? After leaving old and new-found friends, head to beautiful Niagara Falls afterward!

Join us for the Perfect Finale:

“Niagara Falls”

***THE POST TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT AND YOU CAN NO LONGER REGISTER FOR IT*** Our Seneca adventure doesn't have to stop! Join us for a post-trip to Niagara Falls, New York and experience all the excitement offered by “the other side” of the Falls. Getting close enough to touch Niagara Falls inspires genuine awe. Millions of gallons of water rocket over the Falls every minute – about 750,000 gallons each second! There’s no closer place to “feel Niagara’s flow” than from the decks, boats, vista points and trails of Niagara Falls State Park - America’s oldest state park.


We'll leave camp early and drive over to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel at the edge of Niagara Reservation State Park. Lunch will be at the Top of the Falls Restaurant were we'll have a view of the Horseshoe Falls. From there we will enjoy the many amenities at this great resort: Relax at the spa, hang out by the pool, try your hand at the casino, or head into the park for an easy hike through the Niagara Gorge. We'll meet up again for dinner at another restaurant with a view of the falls and watch the evening illumination.


Today we explore Niagara Falls State Park. From tourist options to hikes and more, there is something for everyone!

A great way to experience all the Park has to offer is with a USA Discovery Pass. There is nowhere else in the world where you can ride the world famous Maid of the Mist Boat tour, walk within feet of the Falls at the Cave of the Winds, meet the legends at the Niagara Adventure Theatre, get hands-on at the Discovery Center and go under the sea at the Aquarium of Niagara! We can do it all with a Niagara USA Discovery Pass which can be purchased at the park. If you don't want to do the full Discovery Pass, you can pick and choose items a la carte. If you are a die-hard hiker and would prefer to explore the park's more difficult trails, just take the trolley to a trailhead and go!

We'll break into groups depending on peoples' desires, and re-group later in the day.

Included in the Niagara USA Discovery Pass (Buy onsite for $36):

NIAGARA SCENIC TROLLEY (or $2 a la carte)
All aboard!  Getting around Niagara Falls State Park is fun and convenient aboard the vintage-style Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley!  This guided trolley gives passengers an overview of the park and offers historical anecdotes, fun facts and tips for checking out the park’s most popular attractions. The trolleys loop through the park and you can get on and off as often as you want, they run every 20 to 25 minutes. Trolleys run on eco-friendly natural gas and are air-conditioned.

CAVE OF THE WINDS TOUR (or $12 a la carte)
A thrilling walk on Niagara Falls’ wild side, the spectacular Cave of the Winds Tour takes visitors into a stormy mist zone, where “soaking up the experience” takes on new meaning!  Get closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. Your journey begins with an elevator ride 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a souvenir rain poncho and sandals, you'll follow a tour guide over wooden walkways to the Hurricane Deck, less than 20 feet from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. On the deck, you'll experience tropical storm-like conditions, getting doused with the spray from the rushing waters. A special Cave of the Winds viewing area has also been set up for handicapped individuals.

MAID OF THE MIST (or $17 a la carte)
Ready to “explore the roar”?  The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist tour takes visitors on an excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park’s Horseshoe Falls. Generations of Niagara Falls visitors have named the Maid of the Mist tour as one of the highlights of their trip.  A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the journey begins at the Observation Tower, where guests don a souvenir rain poncho and board the double-deck boat.  From there, the dramatic passage ferries past the base of the American Falls, and on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, through roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. The Maid of the Mist returns guests to shore with new found appreciation of the power and grandeur of Niagara Falls.

Behold the myths and mysteries of Niagara Falls with Niagara: Legends of Adventure, the feature presentation at Niagara Adventure Theater. This 40-minute film, by Academy Award Oscar-winning producer Kieth Merrill, delivers a captivating story of Niagara Falls explorers and daredevils via historic footage and contemporary, cutting-edge photography. The thunder of the Falls and the timeless beauty of the Park unfold in full-sensory splendor on the Adventure Theater’s 45-foot screen with digital Dolby surround sound.

Experience the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, a showcase of the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. The Discovery Center features information on the natural and local history of the Niagara Gorge, plus hands-on interactive displays, a 180° multi-screen theater experience, and a towering rock climbing wall complete with fossils and geological formations. Most everyone who tours the Discovery Center agrees: Niagara Falls geology rocks!

AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA (or $10 a la carte)
There’s an ocean of discovery to experience at Niagara’s other “wet wonder,” the Aquarium of Niagara, located just a few blocks away from Niagara Falls State Park. More than 1,500 aquatic animals live at the Niagara Falls aquarium, representing ecosystems ranging from the Great Lakes to coral reefs. Highlights include over 40 exhibits starring California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, seahorses, sturgeon and more.



For the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, the clear choice is Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Extending out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, the architectural wonder affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls, as well as the raging whitewater below.

Elevators at the Observation Tower provide access to the base of the gorge and the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. For a multi-sensory view of American Falls, visitors can go to the base of the gorge and climb a series of stairs to the Crow’s Nest, where the views come with complimentary air conditioning and bracing blasts of misty Niagara spray.

Bird watching is a popular pastime at the Observation Tower on Niagara Falls’ American side, with peregrine falcons, bald eagles and many gull species present in the Niagara Gorge, officially designated an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). 


Niagara Falls State Park is situated on 400 acres of lush terrain. Storied landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead - who also designed Central Park - created a wonderland that surrounds Niagara Falls and includes gardens, over 15 miles of  hiking trails and stunning views at every turn. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, the Park has something for everyone.

Picnic and Stroll
Explore the beauty and wonder of the nation's oldest state park. Pick up a boxed lunch at the hotel, bring a blanket and hop the trolley and find the perfect picnic location.

Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike
Begins at the Trailhead Building and is an easy one-hour hike round trip.

Upper Great Gorge Hike
Begins at the Trailhead Building and follows the Great Gorge Railway Trail for an easy two-hour hike round trip.

Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center
Niagara Falls hiking starts at the Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center, gateway to the best hiking and biking trails in the region. The local Gorge Trail System offers challenging sections of steep stairs to climb and rocks to scramble over.

Tuesday Night  We'll find another restaurant with a Falls view.


We'll be checking out for an early departure. For those who are driving and can hang around there is more to see and do. If you bring your passport you can even cross over and check out the Falls from the Canadian Side.


COST: The trip cost is $220, which includes 2 nights' hotel, double occupancy, transportation (van and private vehicles), gas (if you drive a private vehicle, your gas will be reimbursed), and information packets. Upgrade to a single room is an additional $130. A Discovery Pass is $36, if you choose to purchase one onsite. We will make every effort to find moderately priced restaurants.

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