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Things to Do

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.
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.

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. 

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.

Niagara Wineries, Breweries & Cideries
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.

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.