5 Day Niagara Falls Festival Lights
It’s a short drive to Beckley for a stop at Tamarack—the nation’s firststatewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing The Best of West Virginia. From glass or pottery to furniture and Appalachian quilts, Tamarack features West Virginia’s best handicrafts, regional specialty foods, live performances and craft demonstrations. Their Taste of West Virginia food court, managed by the Greenbrier, serves delectable meals and desserts. After lunch we continue to Washington, Pennsylvania our destination for the night.
We continue north through Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York stop- ping in Niagara Falls, New York for a buffet luncheon at Red Coach Inn, a historic boutique hotel overlooking the spectacular Upper Rapids and just 1500 feet from the American Falls. We enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Red Coach Inn before crossing the International Border into Niagara Falls, Ontario for a two night stay. As we cross the Rainbow Bridge the view is incredible! This evening we enjoy a drive through Canada’s Largest Lights Festival, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. We will see over three million tree lights and 125 animated lighting displays, including the Dufferin Island-The Great Canadian Outdoors. The majority of the Festival’s illuminations can be found along the Niagara Parkway lighting area known as the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland.
Today we enjoy the sights of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side includ-ing a stop at one of the world’s largest floral clocks and the Canadian andAmerican Falls up-close. Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. The Old Town is made for walking and the countryside spreads out below the Escarpment and is dotted with vineyards. Afternoon free for shopping, browsing or trying your luck at the Casino. In the evening we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Skylon Tower.
We cross the International Border traveling along Lake Erie as we make our way to Wendell August Forge, America’s oldest and largest forge. They have been producing hand-wrought ornamental metalware and giftware in aluminum and other metals since 1923. After our visit, we continue to Wheeling, West Virginia for the night. This evening after dinner we enjoy a 6-mile ride through Oglebay Resort’s Winter Festival of Lights.
Today is our final day of travel as we depart for Knoxville traveling throughWest Virginia and Virginia stopping for lunch in Princeton at the K & W Cafeteria. We will arrive home in the early evening ending another delightful tour with Knoxville Tours.