Should you take kids to Niagara? The answer is yes. But read on to learn some important learnings that I can share from our own experience.
We were recently visiting family in Cleaveland and decided to do a one day road trip to Niagara Falls. Wasn’t the smartest idea and there’s many things I would’ve done differently.
Should you take young kids to Niagara?
1. Niagara State Park
Niagara state park is great for kids. It’s smartest to have the kids enjoy here while parents take turns to go enjoy the falls.
It’s worth the investment to buy the Discovery Pass if you have the family with you. Explore each attraction at ease.
2. Maid of the Mist
Avoid young kids on Maid of the mist. Especially if they’re younger than 4-5 years of age, there’s no point in taking on the maid of the mist. They would just be annoyed with the water and the wind. It’s not that enjoyable for them and they don’t really appreciate nature’s wonder. If you can take turns to go on the boat.
3. Day trip or stay over
Purchase tickets online so you can literally walk through the gates. Arrive early in the day so you can spend the day there.
5. Other attractions near the falls
As mentioned above, the state park itself has a lot of fun things to do.
If you’re bringing your stroller on board, cover it with a poncho. Our little girl was cozied up inside the stroller but the outside cover was soaking wet. Ditch the stroller and use baby carriers if you will.
Check out the section on Baby carriers.
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