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Facts

Population: 61,840

Elevation: 571 feet

Height of American Falls: 190 feet; width 1060 feet.

Time Zone: Eastern Time

Area:

Emergency: 911. Non-emergency: police (716) 286-4711

Time and Temperature: (716) 844-1717

Average Temperatures:

Month

High

Low

January

30F

17F

February

30F

16F

March

38F

23F

April

52F

34F

May

65F

44F

June

75F

55F

July

80F

59F

August

79F

58F

September

72F

51F

October

60F

44F

November

46F

32F

December

33F

213F

Niagara’s winters are brisk and chilly, perfect for the Winter Festival! Snow and ice can continue into the month of March, and a snowstorm is still a possibility even in mid April. Be prepared with a jacket or sweater even in the summer, as there are cool breezes off Lakes Ontario and Erie.

Public Holidays:

Jan. 1 New Year’s Day

January ( 3rd Monday) Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday

February (3rd Monday) Presidents’ Day

May (Last Monday) Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September (1st Monday) Labor Day

November 11 Veterans’ Day

November (4th Thursday) Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Christmas Day

How to get around:

Traveling by car from the south, take the New York State thruway (I90) and connect either with I190 or I290. I-190 is a spur which leads across Grand Island and connects with major highways to downtown Niagara Falls. For the most scenic entrance to the Falls, take the Robert Moses Parkway exit and follow signs to the Niagara Reservation State Park.

Within the city, the streets are laid out in an easy to follow grid pattern. Numbered streets run north to south and named streets run east to west. Avenues run east to west and boulevards run north to south or diagonally.

Bus service: For route and schedule information call: (716) 285-9319. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (Metro) provides bus service within the city and outlying areas, including Lockport and Buffalo. Buses run from 5:30am to 10:30pm. Some routes have extended hours; others have more limited schedules.

Railway: The Amtrak station is located at Hyde Park Blvd. and Lockport Road. For train schedule and ticket information call (716) 285-4224 or (800) 872-7245.

Automobile: It is wise to have a car available if travel is planned to any of the many attractions that are located outside the city.

Air Travel

From the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, take Genesee Street to 1-90 East, Follow 1-290West (exit 50) to I-190 North, about a 25-30 minute drive. The Independent Taxi Association runs scheduled service between the airport and several Niagara Falls hotels. Please call ITA for more information: 1-800-551-9369. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

Airlines serving the Niagara Falls area:

Continental Airlines

5330 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221-5360

716-634-9622

Approximate mileage from major cities within

a 500 mile radius of Niagara Falls, NY USA

CITIES

MILES

Boston

475

Chicago

500

Cleveland

185

Detroit

250

Hamilton, Ont. (Canada)

58

Montreal, Que.(Canada)

380

New York City

400

Ottawa, Ont. (Canada)

335

Philadelphia

400

Pittsburgh

240

Rochester

53

Syracuse

148

Toronto Ont. (Canada)

90

Washington, DC

425



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