After a long, cold winter in Niagara Falls, N.Y. most of us are very excited about the warmer weather that is approaching. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 10 things that can be fully enjoyed during the early spring months in Niagara USA.

Top of the Falls

Hike Goat Island: With the weather warming up, what sounds better than a nice hike overlooking the beautiful Niagara Rapids? Goat Island is also the access point for the Top of the Falls Restaurant, Three Sisters Island, Terrapin Point, Luna Island, and the Cave of the Winds, all located inside Niagara Falls State Park


Lockport Locks & Artisan Ice Cream: Whether you prefer walking, biking, or boating over the countless bridges and by-ways, there's no better time to visit the Lockport Locks than in early spring. The engineering marvel of the Flight of Five locks can be viewed while enjoying a delicious one-of-a-kind ice-cream cone that is hand-made from Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream.

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride

Erie Canal Cruises: After exploring the Lockport Locks, take a narrated cruise down the Erie Canal under lift bridges being raised and lowered in Locks 34 & 35. Time spent in Lockport is not complete until visitors explore the Lockport Cave and take a boat ride.

Old Fort Niagara: A historical reenactment of the American Revolution in front of Old Fort Niagara can be fully enjoyed when the sun is out and the grass is green. Come to Old Fort Niagara for not only the live history programs, but hourly musket demonstrations and tours of the many historical exhibits offered.

Niagara Wine Trail, USA: The Niagara Wine Trail, USA is located along the lower river and offers a selection of countless wines for all tastes. Limo and bus tour packages are available for a fun-filled spring afternoon traveling between wineries and enjoying the world-class wine that the Niagara region has to offer.

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA: For anyone who loves shopping and unbeatable deals, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA combines fashion with bargains. Named one of the top 10 Best Outlet Centers in the U.S, the Fashion Outlets allows customers to walk between stores such as Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Coach, and Kate Spade. Shopping in Niagara Falls will surely be a fun, breezy, spring-time activity for shopaholics alike.

Fishing: For those of you who would like to be as close to nature as possible to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, the Niagara region offers world class fishing opportunities and boasts a long, diverse list of freshwater fish including Salmon, Trout, Bass, and Walleye. The Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie are all just a cast away in Niagara Falls USA! For more information click here.

Bike RentalsBicycle Rental: After a long, hard winter, the opportunity to go on a bike ride sounds wonderful, right? Preview the Falls Bicycle Rental offers cruiser style bicycles that can be taken along the bike path to Niagara Falls State Park.

Aquarium of Niagara: Bring the kids and witness live penguin and sea-lion feedings outside of the aquarium, then travel indoors to see more than 1,500 aquatic animals including sharks, piranhas, seahorses, and a Giant Pacific octopus.

Golf: With the picturesque Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston (ranked sixth in the country as one of the top new golf venues) and four excellent courses in Lockport, N.Y. golf amateurs and pros can unite to enjoy a sunny day out on the green in Niagara USA.