A Spirited Visit to Niagara
A Spirited Visit to Niagara
You may have seen the haunts of Niagara USA on The Learning Channel or the Travel Channel, now you can follow a spirited trail where you may even meet a character or two from the past.
Start your tour in the oldest state park in the nation, Niagara Falls State Park, where you will be met by a cast of characters from Niagara's past.
While there, don't miss the "Niagara: Legends of Adventure" IMAX-style movie telling the history of Niagara's daredevils and be sure to get up close and personal with the Falls at the Cave of the Winds and while riding the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour.
Time for lunch. Dine in the Quality Hotel and Suites ballroom and hear from a local ghost hunter what he found in the hotel- you never know who your lunch companion may be!
After lunch, it's time for a visit with Annie Edson Taylor, the 63-year-old retired school teacher who was the first known person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive. Listen to her story and that of various other Niagara daredevils at her resting place, Oakwood Cemetery.
Start your evening with cocktails, appetizers or dinner at the Rapids Theatre while you see and hear what the television series Ghost Hunters discovered when they visited this restored 1920s theatre.
Build up your courage for you are about to embark on a truly unique experience, as you travel north to Old Fort Niagara, an 18th century fortress on Lake Ontario. During the French and Indian War, American Revolution and War of 1812, many have lived, fought and died, while others have never left. Grab your lantern for a guided tour of the French Castle after dark. Hear the stories of the spirits that still haunt the castle and have been seen, heard and felt by workers at the fort.
Sample some light refreshments similar to those eaten in the 18th and 19th century.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, followed by a stroll down Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Choose from plenty of unique shops and boutiques.
Step back in time as you are met by characters from Lewiston's colorful past, where you will take a walk on the dark side to explore the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst on the Marble Orchard Tour.
Do you know the difference between a wine and a spirit? At the Winery at Marjim Manor, wine is what you taste and spirits are who you meet. Voted "Most Haunted Winery in the county," by The Learning Channel, featured on the Travel Channel's "Most Terrifying Places in America" and Ghost Hunter's special "Bottled Spirits." At Marjim Manor you'll taste wines with names honoring the Manor's rich history and dine on a delightful lunch, while hearing the legends of its residents, past and present.
You are sure to have tales to tell for years to come after taking this spirited tour!