More than 12,000 years ago, one of the world’s natural wonders started at our doorstep. The massive attraction has eroded south over the centuries. Today, the Falls at Niagara are conveniently located only 10 minutes from the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa. The beautiful, picturesque drive along the Niagara Parkway is not to be missed. Once at the park, guests can capture live action shots of the Falls from the mesmerizing vantage points of Prospect Point, The Cave of the Winds, Goat Island, and Three Sisters Islands.
Named "The Most Historic Square Mile in America” by President Jimmy Carter, Lewiston is where a range of ‘firsts’ for America were experienced. For example, it is here that the United States encountered its first invasion of a foreign country and where the cocktail was innovated. Today, the homes and buildings that remain from the 1800's are still the heart of the village which is also home to unique restaurants, institutions renowned for their theatrical and artistic venues, and outstanding fishing. Due to much that abounds in Lewiston, it has become known as the charming and quaint village that enjoys hosting visitors from all over the world.
Featuring the only French Stone Fortress in North America built in 1726, Old Fort Niagara has emerged as one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Niagara Frontier. The landmark’s fascinating chronology has played an integral role in the military, commercial and political destinies of the region. With each tour of the fort, visitors will learn the compelling story of when and why three different nations (France, Britain and the United States) have flown their flags at the Old Fort Niagara.
Voted the “Best Outdoor Music Venue in Western New York”, Artpark offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment. Guests can choose from productions of Broadway musicals, big band concerts and celebrity performances to free concerts, music and cultural festivals in the Outdoor Amphitheater. Summer home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra visitors have seen such greats as Yo-Yo Ma, Jon Secada, Peter Frampton and Los Lobos perform on the stages of Artpark. Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and video camps for youth, and a variety of family programs. The inter activity of the performances set in this naturally casual environment make Artpark an experience you will not forget.
The Barton Hill Hotel & Spa neighbors an assortment of New York State Parks. Just two miles south of the hotel, guests can hike and experience the breathtaking views of the gorge at Devil's Hole, which overlook the lower Whirlpool rapids. Many visitors are drawn to Joseph Davis State Park, which is critically acclaimed for Frisbee golf and popular for fishing.
In recent years, Lewiston has become known for its annual Jazz Festival. The Festival, held at the end of August every year, hosts both the top jazz artists from around the world and local musicians. In addition to the great music, the Festival showcases classic cars and premiere antiques and offers patrons the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest cuisine and wine.
Lewiston’s signature event, features work by more than 175 exceptional artists in a wide range of fine art and artistic craft media in this juried art show. Located just five miles north of Niagara Falls, the charming streets of picturesque Lewiston have long attracted visitors to our unique shops, galleries and restaurants.
The charm of historical Lewiston comes to life every year during the second weekend of August. The two-day outdoor affair showcases the art and jewelry of more than 150 critically acclaimed artists from the United States and Canada.
Just a two-minute walk from the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa is the ultimate in river water excitement, the critically acclaimed Whirlpool Jet Boats. This action-packed; heart-pumping, exhilarating ride through the Niagara Gorge and class 5 rapids, is perfect for adventure enthusiasts. The Whirlpool Jet Boats ranks as one of the top 5-adventure rides in North America. From the understated excitement of this one-hour nautical journey, certain patrons may be rendered temporarily speechless.
Captain John V. DeLorenzo has been running charters full time on the Niagara River Lake Ontario and Lake Erie for over 25 years.
His guide service has been featured on National TV with Babe Winkelman, Orlando Wilson, and Bob McGuire as well as appearing in virtually every large outdoor magazine including Outdoor life, Sports Afield, In Fisherman, and Field and Stream.
His guides are all carefully chosen and are US coast guard licensed and inspected, and are fully insured.
These guides were hand picked by Captian John because they we out there almost everyday and not only catch lots of fish but are also very personable guys who have a good time out on the boat with my clients.
When choosing a guide service remember that this area is like most others. Everybody with a boat wants to be a Captain and make a few extra bucks on the side. For every really good Captain there are 5 that just don't get the job done.
This is a trip you look forward to all year so be careful in your selection. I hear horror story's all the time from new customers that have fished on other boats before and they can't believe the difference in the quality of our trips.
My customer base is 90% repeat and referral and dates are hard to come by, so book early if you can.
Every year more than 2 million people experience Niagara Falls up close and personal aboard the Maid of the Mist. The world-renowned boat adventure transports visitors within just feet of Niagara Fall’s base. Over the years, famous celebrities, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and other stars have taken the Niagara challenge. The aquatic spectacle is a must-see for everyone.
One of the top amateur tournaments of the world is the Porter Cup. Renowned golf celebrities Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Hal Sutton, and Justin Leonard have graced the fairways of the tournament held at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Discover the award-winning wineries nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and the New York side of Lake Ontario. The Escarpment and the Lake have created a unique microclimate suitable for the production of world-class grapes. As the wine industry takes notice of Niagara's vineyards, visitors and wine connoisseurs are invited to sip and taste the bouquets of these wineries. Let our concierge suggest a winery or day trip to suit your tastes.
amed to reflect the presence of rare and protected Shellbark Hickory trees on site, Seneca Hickory Stick features a picturesque layout highlighted by tranquil lakes and ponds, native plants and grasses that are surrounded by large mature trees.
The Robert Trent Jones II design weaves its way through some of the finest topography for golf in the entire region. Combining the absolute best course conditions and customer service levels in the area, Hickory Stick redefines Premium Daily Fee Golf in Western New York.
Seneca Hickory Stick is open to the public for daily fee play. Tee times are available up to 14 days in advance.
We are proud to be an Arnold Palmer Golf Managed Private Club because we run under the philosophy of Partnering with our members in order to help facilitate the fulfillment of the Members’ vision for their Club. This partnership is exampled by our enrollment process of “Membership by Invitation Only”. This means that every new Member who enrolls in any of our Clubs is sponsored by, and receives an invitation from, a Member of the Club. This is a prideful tradition and ensures all of our New Members are families that will enhance our Membership roster and the camaraderie of the Club. Although, we take great pride in the many amenities and services that our Clubs offer, our most valuable asset is our Members.
Should you be interested in membership with us, we would like to extend an invitation for you to come out and experience our Club firsthand. Please let us contact you to schedule a personal club visit and learn more about our current membership opportunities.
Beechwood was once the scene of musket fire and fighting, June 24th, 1813 to be exact, when British forces surprised the invading American troops in the Battle of Beaverdams. The fierce engagement which lasted three hours, is recorded in American history as the “Battle at the Beech Woods”. The battle was fought in an area that covers from today’s golf course west to the present Welland Canal. Canadian heroine Laura Secord is remembered for her famous walk from St. Davids to DeCew House to warn the British of the impending attack.
Previous to becoming a golf course in 1960, Beechwood was worked as farmland for over 100 years. The “Old Barn”, which provides the unique focal point to our clubhouse, was built in 1883. Originally located where the ninth green presently sits, the barn stood over twelve feet higher before it was moved.
The Whirlpool Golf Course is one of Canada’s most highly rated and renowned public golf courses. It is owned and operated by the Niagara Parks Commission and is located in a spectacular setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River Whirlpool and Gorge.
Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica is down the Avenue of the Saints (over one hundred life-size marble statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life) and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool. Two flights of stairs, with 63 steps, lead to the top of the Dome, where, in graceful majesty, stands a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue, carved from Vermont granite, is 13 feet high and weighs ten tons. From the top of the Dome, visitors can view the entire Shrine grounds and surrounding countryside.
The lower Niagara River and southern Lake Ontario are touted as one of the ultimate fisheries in North America (steelhead, smallmouth bass, brown trout, salmon, walleye, lake trout and more). Numerous fishing tournaments are hosted in the Niagara area each year – drawing fishermen from across the globe. The Barton Hill Hotel and Spa is proud to be the host hotel for the Lower Niagara Steelhead Fishing Challange for Cystic Fibrosis. Ameri-can Fishing Charters is a friendly, enthusiastic guide service that has served hundreds of customers. Captain Lloyd’s fishing knowledge and love of the sport have consistently resulted in many a successful day of fishing. He has spent countless hours learning tricks to enticing fish to bite and can guarantee your best shot at having a successful day! He enjoys helping others catch fish as well as sharing the secrets that have given him a competitive edge. Your fishing party will be given his personal attention and best effort to ensure a successfu
Artzee is a combination toy store and craft shop. It has a large selection of unique and creative gifts for kids of all ages. In this store you will find educational games and toys that you won't find in discount or chain stores. Owned by sisters Kristen Trunzo and Jamie Hibbard-Gibson, the shop features creative children's gifts you have to make, paint or assemble. They carry Webkinz, Ty, Melissa & Doug, Educational Insights and more. They also have one-of-a-kind jewelry, beading supplies and a large selection of arts and crafts supplies. You can even arrange to have a children's birthday party here or host an adult jewelry and craft night.
Enchanted Florist has been proudly serving the Lewiston area since 1984. We are family owned and operated and committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
Owner Rebecca Christie – born and raised in Buffalo, NY – brings her expertise to Niagara County with Savory Sips Inc. Customers describe the business as “an incredible and intimate wine consulting boutique that has both redefined the experience of tasting and the selection of wine.”
Eat delicious Italian cuisine and bar food at our restaurant in Lewiston, New York. Our staff knows how to create the perfect Italian food, because we have been dishing it out since 1998. Enjoy great food, service, and sports games at Brio Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Whether you are in the mood for a Surf & Turf with a fine bottle of wine, or a Fish Fry with a cold brew, Water Street Landing can match your mood. Our two distinct dining rooms offer two distinct dining experiences, while our view is singular -- both rooms overlook the mighty Niagara River -- yes, a view to dine for.
If music is the food of love, then you'll be head over heels as you discover why Water Street Landing has become a destination for some of the best music in Western New York.
Guests at our private functions enjoy the same dining experience as our dinner guests. The same great food, the same great River. Your special event is our opportunity to prove that you made the right choice.
Finally, on behalf of our entire staff, we would like to thank you for sharing with us your most precious commodity -- your time.
The Macri Family has been serving up generous portions of the best tasting meals for the past 60 years and now welcomes you to our new location in picturesque Lewiston New York. Featuring authentic, chef-prepared Italian-American meals and premium wines. From our steaks that we grill to perfection to our traditional Italian dinners, Macri's is the place to visit time and time again! We offer the quanity, quality and price to make your dining experience special every time you visit. Our family welcomes your family - Buon appetite!
For a change of pace, take a quick drive up to Lewiston, to this cylindrical coal silo that was transformed into a restaurant in 1998. Choose from burgers, salads, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and more, but the real treat here is the signature 'haystack' sandwich: steak on a sub roll, topped with melted mozzarella and overflowing with shredded hash browns. The Silo is set right on the Niagara, so take your order out to the picnic tables that ring the restaurant and chow down overlooking the shimmering water.
As a family-run Italian restaurant on Center Street in Historic Lewiston, we pride ourselves on our warm welcoming atmosphere and authentic homemade dishes originating from many regions of Italy. Our experienced chefs specialize in both southern and northern Italian cuisine.
Chef Calogero Soldano prepares fresh italian cuisine daily including rice balls, antipasti, delicious pizzas.
We offer an extensive wine list with selections from Italy & choice vinyards around the world.
When weather permits enjoy dining al fresco on our beautiful outdoor patio.
Your quest for perfect BBQ and great grilled food has led you to the Brickyard Pub & BBQ, where we will bring you the best wood fired cooking, with the Highest Quality ingredients. Our barbecue is slow smoked with a blend of Hickory & fruit woods for up to fourteen hours, in our authentic wood pit BBQ smoker, for that perfect off the bone tender BBQ you're looking for!
Niagara Falls has long been the destination of honeymooners, and now it has another special place in the hearts of rock 'n' roll lovers! Well People Get Ready, 'cause Niagara Falls, USA has a view of something more than the raging waters- this amazing Hard Rock Cafe! Boasting a grand old American-style collection of memorabilia from rock legends, we've got it all here in one great place. From instruments to gold albums to the shirts off your favorite artists' backs, look no further than your resident experts in rocking hard. Work up a little hunger or thirst while cruising and perusing the walls of memorabilia, and we've got you covered. Our classic menu can't be beat, and every kind of liquid treat you desire is yours for the asking.