Thousands of people from all over the world flock to Niagara Falls year round. While the Falls are the main attraction, local leaders say there’s so much more to see.
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Brian Higgins and other local leaders met to announce two tourism initiatives, Tuesday in Niagara Falls.
Hochul announced $950-thousand in grant funding will be put toward on-the-ground ecological restoration work to “Restore the Gorge” in Niagara Falls. This is for phase 2 of the project that launched last year. The goal is to create a ribbon of green that connects the Great Lakes.
Officials also launched the fourth season of Discover Niagara Shuttle. The free hop on shuttle carries riders to 17 different tourist destinations in Niagara County, including Niagara falls, 3rd Street Entertainment District and the Aquarium of Niagara. The 14 mile route stretches from the falls to old fort Niagara.
Those involved say they’ve fought push back in the past and hope the shuttle will last for years to come. They also say the added funding for the gorge will make a significant impact.