As one of the Seven Wonders of the World - not to mention the honeymoon capital of North America - Niagara Falls is indisputably one of this continent's most important tourist destinations. For the millions of visitors - year-in, year-out - and for residents of the area, author Hans Tammemagi's Exploring Niagara turns a wide-angle lens on one of the most diverse and fascinAs one of the Seven Wonders of the World - not to mention the honeymoon capital of North America - Niagara Falls is indisputably one of this continent's most important tourist destinations. For the millions of visitors - year-in, year-out - and for residents of the area, author Hans Tammemagi's Exploring Niagara turns a wide-angle lens on one of the most diverse and fascinating corners of Canada and in so doing opens our eyes to the fact that as wondrous as it is, there is a great deal more to the Niagara region than the Falls. Covering both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, and all within about a 30-minute drive of the Falls, the book unveils more than 50 tours and day trips to and through places of interest in the Niagara region. Descriptions of the trips themselves - varying from under an hour to several days - detail the historical and geographical highlights of each destination, and offer up a variety, suggesting tours that can be taken by car, by bicycle, or on foot. Indices and appendixes steer the reader to a wide variety of special interests guaranteed to satisfy all tastes. Geographical phenomenon, theatre and arts festivals, wine tours, conservation areas, bird watching, hiking, re-enactments of the War of 1812 - they're all here and more. Visit Niagara Falls, the Welland and Erie Canals, Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights and everything in between. More than 18 maps round out this text making it the perfect companion for real or armchair adventure....
|Title||:||Exploring Niagara: The Complete Guide to Niagara Falls and Vicinity|
|Number of Pages||:||218 Pages|
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Exploring Niagara: The Complete Guide to Niagara Falls and Vicinity Reviews
I do not know how this can be considered the "complete" guide to Niagara. This book was awful. We went to Niagara on vacation and I borrowed this from the library because it was one of the few they had available, and the only one that covered both the Canadian and American sides of Niagara. What a waste. Yes, this book covers both sides of the falls, but just barely. It has a lot of information about the region surrounding Niagara (which is good, if we had more time we would have used that part), but the part devoted to the immediate Niagara region was only one chapter! For both countries. And that chapter consisted of four walking "tours": the first being recommendations to go on Maid of the Mist and explore the falls, the second a walking tour of the Canadian side, the third a tour of the US side, and the fourth a historical tour of Lundy's Lane. Each tour is a map and a few paragraphs about interesting points on the tour. There is no practical information, no other information about what to see or do in Niagara. No hotels or restaurants. My husband and I did the Canadian walking tour (or most of it). We got a little lost near Dufferin Islands and ventured off the tour for a little bit, but eventually found our way back to it around the Marineland area. I thought for sure we were in the wrong spot, but I double checked the book several times, and we were correct. Well, the part near Marineland is VERY DANGEROUS. We were walking on the side of the road, with NO sidewalks, next to a very busy road with cars zooming by. It was very unsafe and obviously that area was not made to walk along. What kind of a tour guide recommends people walk along a scary freeway? What if someone with kids tried to do this? It was terrible and once we made it back to an area we were familiar with, we ditched the tour. I can't speak for the rest of the tours, but the Canadian one is not recommended.
OwnExcellent travel guide for everything in and around Niagara Falls