Things to do in Niagara Falls, NY in Winter
Winter is a magical season in Niagara Falls, NY. A blanket of snow covers the ground and ice creates a glassy surface on the Niagara River. The Falls become a work of art as ice formations transform the cataract from falling water to a frozen masterpiece. Winter brings with it a quieter time with fewer visitors, so you will feel as if you have the park to yourself. The attractions, such as Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist boat ride are shut down for the season, but there are still things to do in Niagara Falls, NY in winter.
*Visit Niagara Falls State Park. Strap on your cross-country skis or your snowshoes and enjoy winter at its best. Follow pristine and undisturbed snow-covered trails along the gorge. Cross the bridge to Goat Island and gaze down on the ice-encrusted rapids. Make your way to the brink of Niagara Falls and look down upon this giant icicle. Arrive later in the day to see the constant changing rainbow of lights projected onto the icy surface.
*Warm up in the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center at the Niagara Adventure Theatre. Discover the history of the falls in the toasty, 314-seat, stadium seating theatre. The Legends of Adventure movie is projected upon a 45-foot screen. Combined with digital Dolby surround sound you feel as if you are in the middle of the adventure. After the movie, stop inside the visitors center where interactive displays and exhibits further explore the history of Niagara Falls.
*Become inspired by Native American artwork at Smokin' Joe's Native Center. Meander past exhibits that are an historical representation of Native Land and admire the hand-made, hand-painted teepees. Stop at the gift shop to take home Native-made jewelry and clothing.
*Play at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center. Hands-on interactive technologies let you build your own dam or operate a power plant. Emerse yourself in a multi-sensory 4D theatre experience. Observe science, technology, engineering, art, and math exhibits. During the month of December enjoy the Festival of Trees; re-usable trees with energy efficient lighting decorated by local non-profit groups.
*It is warm and balmy inside the Aquarium of Niagara. Ecosysystems from the Great Lakes to the coral reefs are represented by 1,500 acquatic creatures. Sea Lions, "The Clowns of the Sea," delight visitors with their daily performances, but the Humboldt Penquins are the real stars of the Aquarium.
Add onto your day lunch or dinner at one of our diverse restaurants and you have a wonderful memory of Winter's Niagara Falls.
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