Best Time to Visit the Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Niagara – around 45 millions gallons of water falling every minute - is a top travel reference of the New York State.
These impressive falls stands right in the border with Canada, 400 miles / 650 Kms from New York (Toronto's airport: 80 miles / 130 Kms; Bufallo's airport: 25 miles / 40 Kms).
Buffalo and Cooperstown (two Erie Canal towns) are two other major tourist references in the zone. Buffalo is an important alternative accommodation base to local Niagara hotels.
Best time to visit the Niagara Falls
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
Niagara comprises three cataracts:
- The Horseshoe Fall (the most impressive, both in American and Canadian sides)
- The American Fall (American side)
- The Bridal Veil Fall (American side)
See map below for their location. The map also shows the other main geographical references: the Maid of Mist Boat Dock, the Casino and the bus station, the Helicopter Rides, the Niagara River, the Goat Island...
Niagara Falls Travel Destinations Map
Near the Niagara Falls stands some important cities: Cooperstown, Syracuse, Rochester and namely Buffalo.
Buffalo is the second largest city of the New York State's.
Buffalo is an important accommodation center for visitors of the Niagara Falls, and has its own trumps: an interesting architecture, blending new styles and historic buildings, many shopping opportunities, intense nightlife and many entertainment options in itself or nearby.
WHAT TO VISIT IN THE NIAGARA FALLS?
Maid of Mist boat trip
Obligatory boat trip around the towering cascade
Cave of the Winds Tour
Elevator tour from Goat Island down to the base of the falls
Prospective Point Observation Tower
10 minutes Helicopter rides
Walks across Rainbow Bridge to the Canadian Side
Otario Beach Park
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE NIAGARA FALLS
If we only consider the weather, then the best time to visit the Niagara Falls is undoubtedly from mid-spring (May) until the early-fall (September).
But for many people summer period should be avoided due to the crowds. May, June and September are, in this view, the best months.
See the weather table below for Buffalo City. The table is very representative of the climate and weather of the region.
Weather Table Buffalo City