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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. Fort Niagara State Park A $2.7 million overhaul of scenic park, boating and pool areas reopens this fall. 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. 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. WHAT’S NOT TO MISS Castellani Art Museum See 300 years of artists’ falls depictions in a glass complex overlooking Niagara Falls. Free admission. 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. Niagara Falls State Park (above) Observation tower offers panoramic views of Niagara Gorge and the falls from 282 feet above. 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. 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. 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. Amtra )9܁eɬ I