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One Tank Trip for Niagara Falls Ontario Camping

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Without a doubt, the Niagara Falls area of Ontario is one of the most romantic getaways in the world. Only Las Vegas has more weddings performed within her borders. This is the land of honeymoons (and second honeymoons), but not just newlyweds find adventure here. Niagara Falls itself has those fantastic waterfalls of course, and while most folks are content to view them with both feet on the ground, why not take a helicopter tour and gain a whole new perspective on them? It’s definitely a view you’ll never forget. Afterward, enjoy some world-class cuisine at any of the five-star restaurants in the area, then kick up your heels and dance the night away to the sounds of the best jazz, rock, and blues to be found anywhere.

From Niagara Falls, head south on Highway 190 for 14 miles, then take the westbound Highway 3 for 6 more miles until you come to your first one tank trip stop, Ridgeway. This incredibly charming town gets quite a few tourists during the summer, who come to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and visit the local wineries. Fort Erie is a popular place to visit here, having been built in the late 18th century by British Imperial Loyalists, where it served them well in their war against the French. Today, it continues to serve the public as a history museum with exhibits and artifacts that tell the tale of its glory days.

A mere 13 miles west on Highway 3, you’ll find Port Colborne, a thriving city on the banks of the Welland Canal. This is a great place to visit in the summer for Niagara Falls Ontario camping, with its wide sandy expanses of Nickel Beach that are perfect for getting out and enjoying a day in the sunshine. There’s a water slide, plenty of places to play a round of golf, or maybe you’d like to take a horse-back tour of the area. Visit the Port Colborne Historical and Maritime Museum for an intriguing glimpse at the area’s history, then enjoy a picnic lunch by the banks of the Welland Canal.

Dunnville awaits your arrival, located at the end of a westbound 20-mile drive across Highway 3. This Niagara Falls Ontario camping spot is easily accessed from the U.S., being just an hour’s drive north of the border. Lake Erie’s just a short drive away as well, so this is a beautiful spot to put the rig in park and make camp. Dunnville is a quaint throwback to Victorian times, with streets lit by coachlight lanterns. There are several festivals and events going on throughout the year, such as June’s yearly Mudcat Festival. This gala features parades, carnival attractions, and a nightly fireworks extravaganza. The Port Maitland Pier is a good place to take a leisurely stroll and look out over the waters, or take a wildlife hike through the Byng Island Conservation Area.

Once you’ve experienced Niagara Falls and its surrounding communities in this one tank trip, you can’t help but fall in love with the area. If this isn’t your first time visiting, prepare to fall in love with the place all over again.

Other Area Sponsors in Niagara Falls, Ontario:
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
Quinte's Isle Campark

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