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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Trail North Map

1. Niagara Falls
2. Maid of the Mist
3. Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory
4. Queenston
5. Niagara-On-The-Lake
7. 6. Fort George National Historic Site
8. Old Fort Niagara
9. Murphy Orchards
10. Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
11. Buffal0

 
DRIVING TOURS
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Trail North
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Trail South
Family Fun Tour
Water Fun Tour
Let's Get Wild Tour
Architectural Tour of Buffalo
Niagara River Magic
Erie Canal Tour
Lake Country Tour
Pedals to Petals Tour
Dessert & History Tour
Outdoor Excitement in Genesee Tour
Gaslights & Steam Engines Tour
Back to Nature Tour
Freshwater Fishing Tour
War of 1812 Tour
Historic Southtowns Tour
Underground Railroad Tour
HISTORY, MYSTERY & BEAUTY:
BUFFALO NIAGARA HERITAGE TRAIL NORTH

From downtown Buffalo go north on the I-190 and proceed to the Peace Bridge exit. Cross the Peace Bridge to Fort Erie, Ontario. After clearing Customs, turn right onto Goderich Street and go two blocks to Queen Street, turn right and proceed three blocks to the Niagara Parkway, one of the world’s great scenic drives. Take a left on the Parkway and head north towards Niagara Falls.

Continue into the city of Niagara Falls. Stop and take a cruise on the Maid of the Mist, for an up close view of the thundering cataract. Continue northward on your journey and you’ll come across one of the highlights of any trip along the Parkway – the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Conservatory.

Continuing north on the Parkway, you’ll pass through Queenston with its distinctive memorial to General Sir Isaac Brock, a British hero of the War of 1812, and by vineyards and fruit stands selling locally-grown produce, jams, honey and baked goods. As you prepare to enter the quaint and historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll pass the Fort George National Historic Site, a restored British fort.

From Niagara-on-the-Lake return to New York State via the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and head north along the Robert Moses Parkway to one of the jewels of the Great Lakes – Old Fort Niagara. Old Fort Niagara includes the oldest building on the Great Lakes and is a National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site.

Continue on to the final leg of the Trail along Route 18F North to Route 18 East along Lake Ontario through the pleasant lakeside towns of Wilson and Olcott. At Olcott, turn right (south) on Route 78 (Lockport-Olcott Road). Then turn right onto Wilson-Burt Road. The second left is McClew Road. At 2402 McClew Road you’ll find Murphy Orchards, a privately-owned fruit farm that is believed to have been an Underground Railroad safe house.

From Murphy Orchards, turn right onto McClew Road. At the end of the road turn left onto Ide Road. At the second right proceed onto Route 78. Go through Newfane to Lockport. At a fork in the road, bear left and pass over the Canal. Turn right onto Market Street and proceed to the foot of the hill. Stop at the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises (210 Market Street) for the opportunity to travel “15 miles on the Erie Canal” the way 19th century settlers moving west did. This narrated cruise along the Old Erie Canal takes a visitor along historic sites and through five original 1825 locks.

From the Lockport Locks, proceed on Market Street. Make a right on Main Street and then a left on Route 78. Go to Millersport Highway (Route 263). Proceed to I-990 South to I-290 East to I-90 West to Route 33 East to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport
or Route 33 West to downtown Buffalo.

Proper documentation is required to cross the Canadian/US border.

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