Local Area Attractions
Bedore Tours, Inc.
There’s so much to see and do in and around the Falls – let Bedore make your visit fun, educational, and exciting! Their sightseeing tour guides work to make your experience memorable and entertaining. Get ‘up close and personal’ aboard the Maid of the Mist boat ride or walking along the Cave of the Winds boardwalk; see the Giant Whirlpool, among the most unique in the world because it actually reverses direction every day. Learn about hydropower at the Robert Moses Power Plant. From gorgeous botanical gardens to thrilling rapids, the list of attractions has something for everyone. There’s sure to be a Bedore Tour that’s right for you. As a guest of Niagara Falls, NY KOA, ask about special priced Bedore Tours tickets when you reserve your KOA site today!
Martin's Fantasy Island
Martin’s Fantasy Island is the perfect choice for great entertainment in a wholesome family environment. Over 100 rides for all ages from kiddy rides to thrill rides, including “The Silver Comet”, rated one of the top 50 wooden roller coasters in the world on an internet poll, along with shootouts in Western Town, a petting zoo, and a water park make this the perfect place to enjoy a day with your family. It's all just a 2-minute drive from the campground, or you can take the KOA train. Ask about special offers on Martin's Fantasy Island tickets for guests of the Niagara Falls/ Grand Island KOA when you reserve your KOA site today!
Beaver Island State Park
In addition to the 18 hold championship golf course, this 950 acre park at the south end of Grand Island has a half-mile of sandy beach for swimming, an adjacent 80 slip marina with both seasonal and transient boat slips, fishing access, car-top boat launch, multiple canoe/kayak launches, bike and nature trails, a nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, and an 18 hole championship disc golf course. In winter, visitors can snowmobile by permit, cross-country ski, snowshoe, sled or ice fish. Water fowl hunting is allowed in season by permit. Beaver Island Clubhouse has banquet and catering facilities. For more information please call the park office.
The Great Pumpkin Farm
The Great Pumpkin Farm offers special events every weekend from September 14 - October 31, as well as tractor and horse drawn hayrides, a corn maze, gem mining, the boo barn, a pumpkin cannon, contests, magic shows, Halloween Store, bakery, face painting, amusement rides and more! AND of course, Zillions of Pumpkins!
Trifft Nature Preserve
Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education. [color=#4c4c4c]Animals from the entire region take advantage of its ponds, marshes and woodlands. From self-guided discovery kits to workshops and guided tours for all ages, this urban sanctuary has something for everyone:[/color]
- Five miles of nature trails – trail map and rules available at Visitor Center
- Three boardwalks with viewing blinds in and adjacent to cattail marsh
- Trails open year around during daylight hours
- Guided walks— Thursdays 10 am– 12 pm; $2.00 donation.
- Official “Important Bird Area” offers outstanding bird watching
- Fishing at Lake Kirsty only (except North Shoreline)
- Snowshoe rental
- Discovery Kit Rentals
- Cross-country skiing permitted
- Opportunities to observe local wildlife in natural habitats