While your group is in the area of Niagara Falls, you should consider visiting Old Fort Niagara. The history of the fort spans more than 300 years. It was vital to have the fort at the mouth of the Niagara River because it controlled access to the Great Lakes and the westward route the heartland of North America. After the Erie Canal was completed in 1825, the value of the fort diminished. However, it remained an active military post well into the 20th century. There are three flags that fly above the parade ground on a daily basis. They symbolize the nations which have held Fort Niagara.
In the course of your group visit, you will have the opportunity to see reconstructed rooms and artifacts and get a glimpse into what life was like during the centuries-long-struggle for control of the Great Lakes during America’s Infancy. There is a visitor center that has interactive exhibits, an information desk, and the original US flag that was flown over the fort in the War of 1812. The Visitor Center serves as a museum and a gateway to the Old Fort.
Group members should also check out Fort Niagara State Park. The location offers its guests a variety of fun outdoor activities. The team can do things such as take a hike, fish, enjoy a picnic, enjoy a boat ride, swim, and take part in athletic sports. The shoreline Sun Lawn slopes towards Lake Ontario. Group members will enjoy beautiful sunsets and on a clear day, you can see Toronto’s skyline.