Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

Visitors get a close view of the Niagara Falls
Visitors get a close view of the Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

Quick Facts

Niagara Falls, NY
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, is a collection of one city, two towns, two villages, a host of parks, sites and attractions along the Niagara River. The “Falls to Fort” region offers the world-famous Niagara Falls, a variety of heritage tourism activities, quaint village shops and restaurants, a downtown tourism area and a variety of outdoor activities including boating, fishing and hiking. From the War of 1812 to its role as a nexus in the Underground Railroad and a catalyst of the hydroelectric power, Niagara has been and continues to be of critical importance. Today, over 8 million people visit the oldest state park in the United States yearly to gaze at the mighty waters of Niagara Falls. Representing 20% of the world’s fresh water, the importance of Niagara continues to be “key to the whole continent.”
National Heritage Area

The mission of The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is to preserve, protect and promote the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Old Fort Niagara. The work of the NFNHA Area is to enhance public appreciation for the communities, significant historic and natural resources, and landscapes of the Niagara region. The NFNHA works through a network of heritage area partners who seek to make interpretive, environmental, economic and social improvements that benefits residents and visitors alike.

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area’s Discover Niagara Shuttle, our hop-on/hop-off transportation service, operates from May until October, 9:00am until 6:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 9:00am - 12:00am Friday and Saturday. The Discover Niagara Shuttle allows visitors the opportunity to experience Niagara’s iconic landscape, rich history and the thriving culture and communities along the scenic Niagara River with the ease and convenience of a hop-on/hop-off shuttle. Enjoy a day of discovery as you connect to over 15 destination sites along the 14-mile route from the “Falls to the Fort.”

Last updated: August 31, 2017