Living in the southern area of New York State, it is not often that we get to visit the Niagara Falls area of our state. A few years back my wife asked to do a four day mini-trip to see the Falls as she had never been there. We decided to go on weekdays to avoid as much weekend traffic crush as possible. We made a hotel reservation and off we went. Using State Route 17 North, the trip takes longer then using Route 287 but the scenery is gorgeous and you get to visit many small Villages that offer great antique stores, restaurants and in Endicott, a 1920 restored Carousel, zoo and exhibits. It took us several days to travel the 500 miles to reach Niagara with all the stopping and shopping but we stopped early, before dark, every day, got a room and had a nice dinner.
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