It’s a short drive to Beckley for a stop at Tamarack—the nation’s frst
statewide 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 stopping
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
Today we enjoy the sights of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side including
a stop at one of the world’s largest foral clocks and the Canadian and
American 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 fnal day of travel as we depart for Knoxville traveling through
West Virginia and Virginia stopping for lunch in Princeton at the K & W
Cafeteria. We will arrive home in the early evening ending another delight- ful tour with Knoxville Tours.