We couldn’t agree more with the New York Times when they chose Niagara Falls as part of the “52 Places to Go in 2014”. It is an honor to be featured in this article and exciting to see Old Fort Niagara chosen as the picture to represent our great region. Also, making the highlights was the NCCC Culinary Institute. After visiting the icy falls last week, my guests and I walked Old Falls Street to the NCCC Culinary Institute and enjoyed a gelato and hot chocolate. It was a perfect way to spend a winter afternoon in the city we love.
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.