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An Adventure Lover's Guide to Niagara Falls USA

Few destinations offer such a wealth of outdoor fun for thrill-seekers. Hike, bike, fish and helicopter your way through Niagara Falls USA!

Take a Spin on a Jet Boat

Prepare to get wet! For a soaking good time, don your gear and get ready to navigate the rapids at high speeds in an open-air jet boat with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours. Or for those who prefer options, Niagara Jet City Cruises offers both an enclosed and open-air whitewater experience, speeding passengers through the Niagara River aboard high-spec bespoke rigs. Over the hour long adventure, you’ll skim along the surface of the river — the highlight being navigating the Class V rapids of Devil’s Hole. And hold on tight through the 360-degree “cowboy” spins! 

Hike Deep into the Niagara Gorge

Grab your boots and sense of adventure. You’re guaranteed four seasons of hiking fun in Niagara Falls USA, from surveying a wonderland of ivory trails in winter to exploring lush, green paths in summer. There are options for all energy levels too, whether it’s a leisurely stroll through Niagara Falls State Park or hopping boulders across the Niagara Gorge Trail System. Fancy some company? The Niagara Region Park Interpretive Programs Office offers free guided hikes year-round.

Bike Scenic Trails

If you’d like to explore Niagara County at your pace, what better way than to saddle up a bike? From mountain biking through vibrant forests to pedaling along the historic Erie Canal Trailway, your journey awaits. First, you’ll need wheels, though. You can secure a bike via Reddy Bikeshare, or if you’d prefer a guided excursion, book Niagara Outfitters for a narrated ride throughout Niagara Falls State Park, Lewiston, and beyond.

Fly High Above the Falls

Looking for the ultimate 360-degree view? It doesn’t get much better than a helicopter ride over the Falls. Trips with Rainbow Air Inc. glide above the rushing waters on an electric journey from the mighty Upper Niagara River to the Falls themselves. Even more epic? On any sunny day, you’re also guaranteed to catch sight of the famous Niagara rainbow.

Tandem Skydive

Ready for a thrill? Skydive the Falls offers a captivating ride with views of Niagara Falls and the scenic countryside — then prepare to freefall! Next, you’ll feel on top of the world as you enjoy a scenic canopy ride back to the landing zone. Add-on a media package to your jump, including a fully-edited video and digital photos. Or opt for the VIP package — a celebratory drink is involved.

Cast Your Line

Fishing along the Niagara River won’t just guarantee you a fun day — it might get you dinner. The abundant waterways of Niagara Falls USA offer myriad freshwater fish just waiting to bite. It’s not just on the Niagara River, either. Don’t overlook the awesome fishing and angling opportunities on Lake Ontario and the Erie Canal. Grilled trout or salmon, anyone?