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3 or 4 day tour

We are planning to fly into Buffalo from New York next July, pick up a rental car, visit Niagra Falls then spend the next 2 or 3 days touring the area by car before returning the car and flying out to Denver.

We like to explore countryside rather than cities, where would you suggest we check out?

I am not sure about crossing the border into Canada as I'm not sure what the requirements are for British passport holders to re-enter USA. Equally I'm unsure if one can take a USA rental car into Canada

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1. Re: 3 or 4 day tour

After visiting Niagara Falls you take a trip south to the Chautauqua Lake area. The drive is about 2- 3 hour drive from Niagara Falls

The Chautauqua Lake area is a beautiful place in the summer. There is a wine trail, concerts at Bemus Point, The Chautauqua Institute in Mayville NY. Jamestown is the birthplace of Lucille Ball. There is Amish country to visit.


Or you can head East to the Finger Lakes Region of NYS. This to is about a 2 - 3 hour drive The regionis beautiful as there are 5 lakes. It is the a great place to sample wines with all the wineries.


I included 2 links for you to review to get you started on some possibilities.

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2. Re: 3 or 4 day tour

Hello paul, I agree with jmhallmark, Chautaqua is a great place in the summer (as are the Finger Lakes). You can visit wineries in Chautauqua County or take a ride on an old-fashioned steamship in Mayville NY: tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g48138-d19… The Chautauqua Institution is a fantastic pilgramage for the arts and religion: http://www.ciweb.org/ They do charge a gate fee every day except Sundays, which are free. Extremely picturesque village atmosphere with lots of mature trees, beautiful gardens and Victorian cottages on the shore of Chautauqua Lake.

Just to the southwest of Buffalo, I recommend a visit to East Aurora. The Roycroft Campus is a monument of the early 20th c. arts and crafts movement: http://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/ The Roycroft Inn is a great place to spend a night: http://www.roycroftinn.com/

I also suggest a visit to Ashford Hollow and the Griffis Sculpture Park on the way down south to Ellicottville NY. The Park features outdoor sculptures in a variety of settings like meadows and wooded areas: www.griffispark.org/griffis-sculpture-park/ Ellicottville is a quaint little town known for its many ski slopes, but is beautiful in the summer, too: http://ellicottvilleny.com/

South of Ellicottville is Salamanca NY and Allegany State Park: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/73/details.aspx You can head west to Chautauqua on I-86 from Salamanca.

Happy travels! Let us know if you have anymore questions.


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3. Re: 3 or 4 day tour

British citizens just need a passport to enter Canada.

As you will already have your I94W Visa Waiver form (or equivelant stamp in your passport) you should have no problem returning to the U.S.

Most car rental companies allow their vehicles to enter Canada (especially in this area), just be sure to have it documented in your paperwork.

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