Buckhorn State Park: Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife Tour
2 Ratings
Grand Island
Experience the beauty of Buckhorn State Park as you kayak, hike, and explore the wildlife of the Niagara River. Discover a nature preserve, bird sanctuary, and indulge in local cuisine.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Buckhorn Island State Park - Your local guide will start with a 1 hour leisurely kayak ride along a natural creek located in Buckhorn Island State Park, filled with natural smells and sounds of native bird, tree, dragonfly, flower and turtle species, which you will navigate and photograph. After kayaking, you will hike through the canopy of the park and golden meadow for approximately 1 hour along the mighty Niagara River. You’ll see where the rapids begin to pick up right before you stop for lunch at the river’s edge. Your guide will tell the tale of The Maid of the Mist of Niagara Falls, a bit of Grand Island and Niagara Falls history, and offer time on your own to explore and photograph the nature preserve and mist of the mighty Niagara Falls. Chicken wing or alternatively, subs or Indian lunch will be provided based on dietary needs.
What's Included
  • Lunch included
  • Kayak usage
Additional Information

Buckhorn Island State Park is upstream from Niagara Falls! Paddle and trek the streams of the Niagara River, moving upstream from the powerful Niagara Falls. Explore a wildlife refuge and bird haven filled with the rich fragrances of summer orchids, asters, and wildflowers from the marshlands and meadows. Venture to a wildlife haven where turtles and other creatures abound in the tree cover and open lands of Buckhorn Island State Park, located in the picturesque Grand Island, NY. Your trail guides are local inhabitants of Niagara Falls and Grand Island, they will accompany you throughout the journey, educating you on Niagara Fall’s explorative history and the folklore of The Maid of the Mist. Grand Island is the exclusive nesting site for herons on the Niagara River, and during your trek, you can see Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Black-Crowned Night Herons, and little green herons. You will also enjoy a regional favourite for lunch - Buffalo wings and New York-Style Pizza.

Buckhorn Island State Park
East River Road
Group meets at the kayak launch inside Buckhorn State Park. Parking is available inside the park at no charge.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Aug 6, 2023
Amazing kayak tour! don't miss it! - Wow did we have an amazing time! Our guide was informative and friendly. Learned about the area and hiked and kayaked through a beautiful state park. Even did some dock fishing. What a gem of a tour! We highly recommend this. Don't miss it. We saw turtles, fish, and numerous bird species in the bird sanctuary area of Buckhorn State Park, just north of Niagara Falls. It is tucked away upstream and provides a unique nature preserve for outdoor enthusiasts.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 27, 2023
Read the reviews - Nothing I was looking for the guide that was supposed to take us in this experience my daughter and son were very disappointed. We were there in the meeting point there was no one
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024