June 19...Buffalo to Niagara Falls, 29 miles
Arrived via Amtrak in the wee hours of the morning, yesterday. Slept in the station until daybreak, then rode to the town of Niagara Falls. Away from the bustle of the tour buses, food carts upscale restaurants and hotels, as well as a casino, I saw countless historic (read old) homes on the local streets, many of which were empty, abandoned, and boarded up. Real estate opportunities abound here. But it's cold in the winter, like zero degrees, is a good day.
Made my way to Wanderfalls Hostel on a quiet residential street just a few blocks from the Niagara River and the Falls. It's a homey, comfortable place and reasonably priced. Due to the heavy rain predicted for Thursday, I decided to stay here for two days. They make pancakes for breakfast!
Due to more rain predicted starting the middle of next week, I may shorten my route and ride the southern side of Lake Erie but I'm still researching that. Today, I'm a tourist.