Looking at online maps of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area, it may be dwarfed by the sheer scale tools like Google Maps runs by. When you can zoom out to the scope of the entire globe, what is the Niagara Peninsula in comparison to all that?
But once you’re in the area, things may seem a lot bigger and if you’re planning to venture anywhere outside of Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake, it may feel easy to get lost or just not know where to go. Here are a number of places, online and off, where you can find Niagara Falls Maps.
Niagara Falls GPS Maps
Google Maps and other GPS software, of course, act as a major timesaver for tourists of all types and levels of experience. And Niagara Falls GPS maps are very effective – considering that you know what you’re looking for. Having a digital map in your pocket is certainly useful, but direction software is only as good as the directions it has to work with. And google searches can often be general at best, especially when thumbing around the search results on a smaller smartphone.
Printed Niagara Falls Maps
So to get the full picture of where you want to go and how to get there, the best way you’ll get what you need is by drawing on local resources for printed maps of Niagara Falls. If you’re staying at a hotel or motel, don’t just walk past the racks of brochures by the reception or foyer. Even if you think you’ve got your activities planned out, take the time to have a look-- it's a great place to find a Niagara Falls Map. There’s always something you haven’t heard about, and the information provided in these handouts can be very useful, and may cover details you hadn’t even considered (unique closing times, for example).
Major tourist spots, of course, will always be a treasure trove of local info. Tourist hubs like the Table Rock Welcome Centre can help by providing hard copy maps and directions to major attractions – sometimes having a physical reference is invaluable for making sense of unfamiliar roads.
Local's Directions of Niagara Falls
Don't be afraid to ask a local’s advice. Whether it’s someone manning an information desk or a friendly-looking pedestrian, just having that quick interaction with someone who knows the lay of the land can save you a lot of trouble – and may even let you in on a few less well-known destinations worth checking out. And who knows, maybe you'll find a Niagara Falls Map written on a piece of paper for you.
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