Local Area Attractions
Bedore Tours, Inc.
Theres 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. Theres sure to be a Bedore Tour thats 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
Martins 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 hole 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!
Tifft Nature Preserve
Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education. The Preserve was created in 1972 from land purchased by the City of Buffalo for a landfill site. Concerned citizens recognized the ecological importance of the site and convinced the city legislators to plan for the areas preservation. The completed landfill incorporated many safety measures, allowing the land to have a new purpose, a nature preserve which opened in 1976.
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)
Discovery Kit Rentals
Cross-country skiing permitted
Opportunities to observe local wildlife in natural habitats