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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Niagara Falls

Peak Season: Mid-April to mid-October

This is when most visitors come to see the natural wonder of Niagara Falls, and for good reason: A full three-quarters of the Niagara River can be directed to hydroelectric stations during the winter, making the Falls much more impressive in the tourist-filled spring to early autumn. Not to mention the weather is warm, and even hot in the summer, making the mists from the cascades refreshing.

Off Season: November to March

Water is redirected during this time period, and temperatures often dip below freezing. Even on nicer days, the mists can keep you pretty chilly. Casinos are still open and hotels are cheaper, however, so if you’re more interested in the man-made than the wonders of nature, consider winter travel.

Sweet Spot: Early April; late October

Catching the beginning and the end of the peak season will keep hotel prices and crowd counts a bit lower (although still higher than in the winter) and the weather is much more likely to be pleasant, with average highs in the mid-50s.

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