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NIAGARA Falls Majestic, world-famous WATERFALLS on the American and Canadian sides. HIKING trails and water adventures. Wineries and CUISINE. Discover Niagara shuttle service. see map pages 8-9 Maid of the Mist WHAT’S NEAR THE STATION WHAT’S NEW Niagara Falls’ 125th Birthday Celebrate Niagara Falls’ 1892 birth as a city with year-round citywide events. facebook.com/nf125committee Fort Niagara State Park A $2.7 million overhaul of scenic park, boating and pool areas reopens this fall. parks.ny.gov/parks/175/maps.aspx From NFL Station: 12.8 miles car; 45 minute shuttle Macoretta’s (above) Popular bakery café offers authentic Italian pastries, coffee and dishes for breakfast and lunch. Facebook.com/macorettas From NFL Station: 5.1 miles car; 29 minute bus Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino (above) Offering 4,000 slot machines, 100 games, 10 restaurants, championship boxing, live performers. Senecaniagaracasino.com WHAT’S NOT TO MISS Castellani Art Museum See 300 years of artists’ falls depictions in a glass complex overlooking Niagara Falls. Free admission. Castellaniartmuseum.org From NFL Station: 2.4 miles car; 15 minute shuttle From NFL Station: 1.9 miles car; 18 minute bus Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Dine at 5-star restaurants on campus or take a weekend cooking, baking or wine workshop. Nfculinary.org Niagara Falls State Park (above) Observation tower offers panoramic views of Niagara Gorge and the falls from 282 feet above. Niagarafallsstatepark.com From NFL Station: 2.1 miles car; 19 minute shuttle From NFL Station: 1.9 miles car; 17 minute bus Maid of the Mist Unforgettable 30-minute boat tour of the American and Canadian falls; open April to November. Maidofthemist.com From NFL Station: 1.9 miles car; 18 minute shuttle Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Vintage carousels and 1950s rides with cars, fire trucks and helicopters. Carrouselmuseum.org From NFL Station: 13.5 miles car VISIT NEWYORKBYRAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION LOCALLY MADE Artists Russell and Christine Halstead believe creativity is essential to a healthy community. That’s because making art “makes life stable in the midst of struggles,” states their website, because it helps people consider possibilities. So after running a photography busi- ness for over 20 years while raising three children, the couple opened Lockport Art Co. in 2011 as a welcoming working studio for people from all walks of life to come and create. There, Russell, who works in clay, glass, wood and textiles, teaches pottery and glass- work classes for all levels with Christine. And there’s an onsite shop offering Russell’s and other local artists’ pieces. Lockportart.com Amtra )9܁eɬ I