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From Chicago to Niagara Falls

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From Chicago to Niagara Falls

I'm planning to drive from Chicago to Niagara Falls in Canada next June.

Anyone know the best route?

We plan to do a stop over anywhere. Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

Check the TA road trips forum. You can map out directions using Google Maps.

Also type Niagra Falls in the search box above. Several posts on the subject

Edited: 04 April 2012, 19:22
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2. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

I like www.mapquest.com There are three routes to check out. The northern route through Kalamazoo and Flint, Michigan crossing into Canada at Sarnia and then through London and Hamilton, Ontario to Niagara.. OR .. along the south side of Lake Erie through Toledo and Cleveland Ohio, and Eire Pennsylvania and up to Niagara through Buffalo, New York. The third way would take you through Detroit crossing into Canada at Windsor but that's definitely the third choice.

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3. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

I've made this trip a couple times. The route along the south edge of Lake Erie is preferable to the drive through Canada, IMO. Pick a spot in Ohio as a half-way point. Lots of clean comfortable chain hotels to pick from, but no outstanding must-see sights in the vicinity.

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4. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

Agree with Sola. I have driven this several times and it is best to go I 90 up along Erie and cross near Buffalo. Do make sure your passport allows a visit to Canada and then a return to USA. Some folks get in trouble with visas.

ZB

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5. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

post in the road trips forum.... there's a lady in the cleveland area who offers good info......

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6. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

Thanks for your advice.

I will go that way.

I will definitely check if I need a visa

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7. Re: From Chicago to Niagara Falls

You should also check with car rental agencies. Many of them have restrictions on taking vehicles into Canada.

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