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Niagara Falls is located in Niagara County just north of Buffalo between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in the Western Region of the state. It also is between Lewiston and Tonawanda along Interstate 190, on the banks of the Niagara River near the Canadian border. Young in geologic time, the falls were created by the recession and melting of a mammoth ice sheet. They originally formed seven miles north in what is now Lewiston. Due to erosion, the falls are currently about midway between lakes Erie and Ontario, Canada on the Niagara River.
In 1895, the world's first commercial hydroelectric plant was built at the falls. The Niagara Power Project opened in 1961 with 13 generators and a total installed power of 2,190,000 kilowatts.
Niagara Falls is accessible from the south via Interstates 90, 290 and 190.
Niagara Falls is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York metro area.
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries JT Wheatfields Restaurant |
History Schoellkopf Geological Museum | St Mary of the Cataract Church |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Fallside Resort | Grand Hotel Niagara | Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott | Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview |
New York State Parks Reservoir State Park |
Sports and Sporting Events The Great American Balloon Co. |
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06/30 Coming to The area
Rochester Greek Festival Rochester NY May30-June2 Serving your favorite Greek pita sandwiches like Gyro, Souvlaki and Loukaniko. Try homemade Spanakopita, Greek Chicken, Pastichio, Moussaka, Stuffed Green Pepper and Tomato and Lamb Shank dinners.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.