Niagara Falls Two-Night Getaway: Prospect Point and Lewiston NY
The next day (Wednesday, May 10th) we got up at 6:00 am, showered and got dressed. At 7:00 am we went to breakfast. We enjoyed a complimentary hot breakfast in the lower level of our hotel, Comfort Inn The Pointe. Breakfast selections included scrambled eggs, sausage links, fried potatoes, waffles, pastries, tea, coffee, juices, and more.
After breakfast, we walked across Riverway to Niagara Falls State Park.
We went for a leisure walk along the Niagara River to Prospect Point, where we viewed the American Falls.
Later in the morning we drove to Lewiston NY, located about a 10-minute drive north of Niagara Falls.
Our first stop in Lewiston was at Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park. The park, which is officially named after former New York State Senator Earl Brydges, is generally referred to as Artpark. The park overlooks the Niagara Gorge, a 6.8 mi long canyon carved by the Niagara River along the Canada-United States border. We parked in the Artpark lower parking lot and walked towards the hill overlooking Niagara River. We didn’t have to pay for parking; however, a parking fee may apply if there is an Artpark event/concert taking place.
As we pulled into the parking lot, a large blue structure caught our attention. A nearby sign indicated that the blue structure is called Murmuration.
We couldn’t resist sitting underneath the the 2,350-square-foot structure.
Murmuration wasn’t the only thing of interest on that hillside.
When traveling from Niagara Falls CA to Niagara-on-the-Lake, we usually stop in Queenston to visit Brock’s Monument. This is the first time that we saw the monument from the United States.
Continuing our walk along the hillside we came across Percussion Garden.
The final art installation that we saw was Emerald Grove, by Jesse Walp. This interactive exhibit is geared towards children.
See the platform in the far back of the photograph? There are stairs leading down the hillside from that platform.
Leaving Artpark, while walking back to our car, we admired a flower garden.
Our second stop in Lewiston was at the Orange Cat Cafe.
Our third stop in Lewiston was at the Freedom Crossing Monument, located along the Niagara River.
On our way back to our hotel we stopped briefly at Devil’s Hole State Park, located along the Niagara Scenic Parkway. The park overlooks the Devil’s Hole Rapids. A stone staircase leads down to the base of the gorge and the Devil’s Hole Trail. We chose not to hike but to enjoy, instead, yet another view of the Niagara River.
We returned to our hotel, Comfort Inn The Pointe, around 12:30 pm, where we relaxed for about 2 1/2 hours.
Around 3:00 pm we walked to the Seneca Niagara Casino.
We allowed ourselves $20.00 each to play the slots. I turned my $20.00 into $96.00 playing a $0.25 slot machine. Bob turned his $20.00 into $70.24 playing a $0.01 slot machine. It is good to know when to stop playing and cash out. Unfortunately we don’t always stop at the right time. Thankfully we do not frequent casinos!
From the casino we walked to the Rainforest Cafe, where we ate dinner. I had never eaten at a Rainforest Cafe. We ordered coconut shrimp dinners. The service and food was good.
I really enjoyed the sights and sounds at the Rainforest Cafe.
After dinner we returned to our hotel, where we stayed for rest of the afternoon and evening.
We returned home mid-morning on Thursday, May 11th. It was nice to just pack up and go away for a couple nights. We miss our kitty, Wickett, very much. Honestly, we miss both our kitties – Patches and Wickett. However, we do like the freedom not having a pet affords us. This is the first time in 12 years that we have not had to make arrangements for a cat sitter, before going on vacation. We didn’t have to worry, either, that a beloved cat was lonely or sick.
2 Responses to “Niagara Falls Two-Night Getaway: Prospect Point and Lewiston NY”
You sure did and saw a lot!
Looks like a fun trip, pretty scenery, sculptures and beautiful rainbow. Take care, have a happy weekend.