Barb's Retirement travel blog

Nancy at garage sale

30 Mile Point Lighthouse

View of staircase to the top of the lighthouse

Nancy and Barbara working our way back home

Lighthouse at Fort Niagara State Park

Statue of Underground Railroad slaves escaping to Canada

Niagara Falls gorge at Lewistown

It was a busy day today with lots of lighthouse stops and ending at Niagara Falls.

Our first stop was at a garage sale we just couldn’t pass up.

Then to 30 Mile Point Lighthouse, a fabulous lighthouse on Lake Ontario. There is a great campground with hookups. You can also stay at the lighthouse in the three-bedroom light keeper’s quarters. That would be a great vacation! We took a tour of the lighthouse, including the 64 steps up to the tower. This would definitely be on my “must stay” the next time I am through this area.

Then we stopped at Fort Niagara State Park, a major historic site – the longest continuously occupied military site in the country, beginning with a French military post in the late 1600s.

After the fort we drove into Lewistown which was the site of Niagara Falls 12,000 years ago. With continuous erosion, it has since receded seven miles south, leaving a spectacular gorge. Lewistown is also noted as the last stop for slaves escaping to Canada through the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.

We decided to go to the campground on Grand Island, just outside Niagara Falls, and see the Falls tomorrow.

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