There are two towns of Niagara one on the U.S. side, and one across the Canada border. Niagara USA is the gateway to Niagara Falls State Park, and the two famous waterfalls therein. American Falls is slightly taller: 180 feet. Horseshoe Falls is 170 feet. The park is open daily till midnight year-round. Note, too, that The Maid of the Mist boat tour doesn't operate in winter.The region also offers a lot of fun summertime activities around the river, canals, and lake. From whitewater rafting to Erie Canal cruises, travelers can experience rural New York state at their own pace. There's also casino gaming, outlet mall shopping, and quick trips over the border to keep people excited.