Venture seven miles down river from where the mighty Niagara cascades, and explore the Lower Niagara River Region! Encompassing the quaint towns and villages of
Back on land, the River Region has a rich and diverse past. President Carter even deemed the
Ready for an “electrifying” experience - the Niagara Power Project Power Vista gives many the opportunity to touch the power emanating from the mighty falls and to see where much of New York State’s power supply comes from! Keep the adrenaline flowing at a fever pitch with a Friday night race at Ransomville Speedway.
But the River Region is not just for adventure buffs. Take a moment for reflection at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, highlighted by an awe-inspiring dome Basilica, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere and more than one hundred life-size marble statues of Saints throughout the grounds. Or stroll along the main streets and window shop– the River Region offers a variety of eclectic shops and boutiques where you’ll be sure to uncover one-of-a-kind finds. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, restaurants throughout the River Region will tempt your pallet, offering everything from your basic BBQ to Irish fare to a gourmet cuisine. The River Region also marks the starting point of the Niagara County Wine Trail, offering six wineries to satisfy your thirst. Perhaps enjoy the countryside and select homegrown produce from one of the many roadside farm stands.
Wind down your visit with an evening of entertainment at Artpark, with performances of Broadway musicals and swinging big band concerts on the main stage and free outdoor concerts featuring nationally renowned performers at the outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the picturesque Niagara Gorge. Or groove to the tunes of local musicians – the River Region features free summer concerts nearly every night of the week! Once you’ve completed your adventures throughout the River Region, spend the night at one of the many bed & breakfasts or charming motels the region has to offer.