You Can Take A Boat Ride Through Ancient Underground Caves Less Than 3 Hours From Toronto
There's no shortage of amazing activities and adventures to experience in Canada, especially during the warmer seasons. But if you venture just across the border, there's a whole other world of excitement awaiting you.
One seriously special activity allows you to ride underground on a boat. The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride in New York State lets you float through ancient caves near Niagara Falls! You should definitely add this to your bucket list.
The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride is located at 5 Gooding Street in Lockport, New York. Lockport is just over a 2-hour drive from Toronto, a 5.5-hour drive from Ottawa, a 4.5-hour drive from Kingston, and just a 30-minute drive from Niagara Falls.
Their 2019 season officially started up again on May 4, and you can check the tour schedule out here. You can explore Erie Canal and the underground cave system that was blasted out of solid rock back in the mid 1800s!
The tour starts you off outside by the Erie Canal where you can admire the local history, then you head to this creepy entrance that leads you down into a 1,600-foot water tunnel.
From there, you'll reach America's longest underground boat ride that will take you through the rest of the cave system. The boat ride will last about 75 minutes and is dimly lit by electrical lights, so it's not pitch dark.
This completely unique activity is open from May to October every year and costs $17.50 + tx for adults. This mysterious adventure is definitely one for the books this summer.
Check out their website for more information.