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Western New York offers a deluge of activities to make your vacation a memorable one. Soak in the local attractions and activities by using our vacation guide to the area. Whether its the grandeur of Niagara Falls or spending some time on Lake Ontario, Western New York has an activity for all visitors.
Ransomville Speedway
Welcome to the most thrilling, need-for-speed attraction near the Lake Ontario Motel and Inn! Ransomville Speedway has a bunch of exciting go-karting and monster truck events running throughout the entire summer.

In this guide, we'll delve into the key information you'll need to know to plan and enjoy a day at the races.
Niagara Wine Trail
During your upcoming trip to Lake Ontario, you'll have the opportunity to try the classic wines lying on the coast of the lake.

Because of the consistent year-round temperature of Lake Ontario, winery grapes are able to stay warm throughout the entire year, making our corner of New York one of the best places to experience this romantic drink.
Fort Niagara State Park
On the banks of the Niagara River lies a fort with an interesting historical legacy begging to be explored. Old Fort Niagara's state park is a history buff's dream, and an outdoorsman's paradise. You can learn about the Battle of Fort Niagara one hour, then lounge on Lake Ontario beach the next.

We'll highlight all of the major attractions right here!
Erie Canal Cruises
The Erie Canal was a feat of American ingenuity and perseverance. Construction started on the project in 1817, and continued for eight years, running from Albany to Buffalo. It would soon make life easier for many Americans.

You can learn more about this amazing landmark up close and personal. Coast on the Erie Canal itself or just head to the discovery center to open up your mind! Alternatively, you can leisurely sail on the Lockport Locks for some gorgeous views on a fun cruise!

Best Restaurants on Lake Ontario
If you're looking for a place to eat on your way back from a fishing trip, you have a ton of options to choose from! Newfane, Olcott, and Wilson all have great dining establishments with a lot of character and great food.

We review the great restaurants in the area and include a basic menu so you can get an idea of what each place serves. Hopefully, you'll find something that will quench your hunger nearby.

Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park is more than a place to see the eponymous waterfall. There are numerous hiking trails you can try or you can venture into Cave of the Winds to experience the falls in all their might.

You can also have a tasty meal at the Top of the Falls Restaurant. The Maid of the Mist is also available for all those who want to experience the glory of Niagara Falls.

Lake Ontario Fishing
Our inn sits a short distance from Lake Ontario, making it a great place for anglers to stop on by while en route to the lake. There is a boat launch in Olcott that provides great access to the lake. Trout and salmon are what you'll likely find while fishing on Ontario.

Olcott Beach
Olcott Beach encompasses more than the actual beach. Visitors can enjoy the splendor of Lake Ontario via the beach's pier or by visiting the Olcott Beach Lighthouse. Another family-friendly attraction is the Olcott Beach Carousel Park just off the shore. 

Best Hikes near Newfane, New York
Newfane and the surrounding areas offer numerous hiking opportunities for you to enjoy. Were close to beautiful Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and, of course, Niagara Falls. Check out this article for more information on hiking in the Newfane area.

Niagara Wineries, Breweries & Cideries List
Visitors to Niagara County will enjoy exploring the many vineyards and tasting rooms that make up the Niagara Wine Trail. Whether you are here to see the great falls, catch a few fish, or sample the wine and microbrews of our area, Lake Ontario Motel & Inn is the perfect location to stay. Located in the heart of the Niagara Wine Trail, we are your ideal Niagara Wine Trail lodging choice.