The Niagara River runs north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, forming part of the border between the Province of Ontario in Canada and the State of New York in the U.S. Beginning from Grand Island, N.Y., climb aboard a single or double kayak and paddle along a relatively easy route that includes the scenic sights and abundant wildlife of the Upper Niagara River islands.
Pass the River Lea Farmhouse, a Victorian farmhouse located in the Beaver Island State Park where President Grover Cleveland worked at his first job for his uncle.
Look for a variety of waterbirds on Motor Island, including egrets, great blue herons and Caspian terns, among others. Then there’s Strawberry Island — with its deep lagoon, it’s one of the most significant aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region.
Enjoy being out on the water and learn a thing or two about the history of the area. Tour includes a light snack, water, and all the necessary equipment.