What to do for free in Niagara Falls

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Visiting the Falls is a pleasure that we can observe the great extraordinary beauty and the great force of nature and obviously the experience is totally free, but we can also do free things that you can do on the trip to Niagara Falls.

Cosas gratis que puedes hacer en el viaje a las Cataratas del Niágara
Free things to do on your trip to Niagara Falls

Free things to do on the trip to the Falls


When we get to see the splendid falls on whichever side and from whichever point we want, we will see the best pictures that will be marked forever, and that has a very high price, but that price is totally free as we have been advancing. This is a first proposal to do free things in Niagara, visit Niagara Falls from the American and Canadian side.

To know the name of Niagara Falls visit our article in which we talked about the names and their peculiarities. In the following link you can find the article: Name Niagara Falls.


If you are passionate about hiking this is our next proposal for free things to do on your trip to Niagara Falls and that is Niagara Glen, is located deep in the Niagara Gorge, beautiful steep trails that meander to the prestigious Carolina Forest.

This beautiful and wonderful tour will leave you impressed by the prehistoric geological formations, full of flora and fauna, complemented by the rapid waters that come from the Niagara River, which is the great whirlpool of the Niagara River.


Another free thing you can do on your trip to Niagara and wonderful nature in its purest form is to visit the botanical gardens, just over 8 kilometers from Niagara Falls you will find Niagara Pakway, beautiful gardens to enjoy on your visit.

Jardín botánico en Niágara.
Botanical Garden in Niagara.

With a considered extension of 40 hectares and dating back to 1936 this wonderful botanical garden where you will find all kinds of plants, herbs, flowers, perennials, trees and a large expanse of roses in which you can find up to 2300 specimens.

In the Botanical Garden you will also find the wonderful butterfly conservatory, in an article we already wrote about this spectacular conservatory, in the following link you can find information.

In the tour of the botanical garden you will also find paths, ponds and beautiful meadows, a place where you can disconnect and discover the greatest and most splendid secrets of all the plants.


If you are a nature and bicycle lover, you are in the right place, because this 56-kilometer trail parallel to the Niagara River that you can do by bike is a must do.

Senderos en Niágara en bicicleta
Senderos en Niágara en bicicleta

If for some reason you didn’t bring a bike, which is one of the things we talked about here about doing for free on your trip to Niagara, there are places where you can rent bikes for very little, but we assure you that it will be worth it.

The routes throughout the region have trails that are composed of 300 kilometers. A real pleasure for nature lovers and cycling enthusiasts. Niagara by Bike


If you like history and in this case the history of Niagara Falls you must visit the great Museum of History. It is a symbolic entrance fee to be purchased, but as we are talking about free things to do on the trip to Niagara Falls, every Thursday between afternoon and sunset you can enter totally free, the hours of this free option is from 17:00 to 21:00 hours.

Plenty of time to explore and learn first-hand about Niagara’s history, including the pivotal Battle of Lundy’s Lane, which was the bloodiest battle during the War of 1812.

At the museum you can experience a variety of events, including yoga classes with projections. You can also try on a replica wartime uniform, feel the weight of a musket or even walk a tightrope like the daredevils of the past.

We hope you enjoy your trip to Niagara Falls and of course there are plenty of free things to do on your trip to Niagara. We have named the important ones, but there are many to enjoy and even if they are not free, for very little you can enjoy a lot.

We would like to know if you have visited any of these sites and what your experiences have been, let us know!

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