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Discover Niagara Shuttle Kicks Off the 2023 Season

Expanded Route to Four Mile Creek and Devil’s Hole State Park and Added Amenities

  • Discover Niagara Shuttle 2023 Season Announcement

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is excited to kick off the 2023 Discover Niagara Shuttle summer season on May 26th with many new features including an expanded route to Four Mile Creek State Park in the Town of Porter.    This micro-loop brings families and campers at Four Mile Creek State Park to the Village of Youngstown where riders can connect easily to the 22 destinations on the Falls to Fort route, including the recently added Devil’s Hole State Park.

The Discover Niagara Shuttle fleet will be wrapped in the iconic and riveting artwork of Niagara Falls artist Polly King.  In Polly King’s lifetime, her art captured the majesty of Niagara Falls, the Western New York region and the many people who called Niagara Falls home. In Polly’s spirit, of “Art to Enjoy”, the Discover Niagara Shuttle is honored to partner with the Polly King Gallery to showcase her renowned art and love of Niagara Falls to the thousands of visitors who ride the Discover Niagara Shuttle annually.

“The Discover Niagara Shuttle was a breakthrough project for Niagara County tourism and with each year it keeps getting better,” said Congressman Brian Higgins.  “This initiative exemplifies the value of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, under the leadership of Sara Capen, which supports collaboration and the interconnection of destinations that provide visitors diverse experiences and share stories unique to the Niagara region.”

“Being able to set up camp at Four Mile Creek State Park and explore all there is to do throughout Niagara County-- without needing a vehicle-- will only serve to enhance the visitor experience at this busy campground.  We are grateful to the National Heritage Area for their commitment to making this route a reality,” said Mark V. Mistretta, Niagara Region Director.

“When the New York Power Authority first entered into a pilot agreement with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area for the Discover Niagara Shuttle service, we were optimistic for its future growth, “said Daniella Piper, New York Power Authority Regional Manager and SVP.   “We were excited to see the ties to the Greenway with bike racks, visitations along the historic Erie Canal system and now additional steps to support campers at the State Park.   We are pleased to see the anticipated benefits being realized as the shuttle continues to inspire visitors to stay in the region.”

“From Niagara Falls to Lake Ontario, Niagara County is home to remarkable history, outdoor recreation experiences, cultural assets and people like artist extraordinaire Polly King who captured our landscape and stories in her extensive artwork, said Sara Capen, Executive Director, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. “Featuring Polly King’s work of art on the exterior of the Discover Niagara Shuttle enhances the experience and encourages guests to explore it all.” 

“It is exciting to witness yet another kick-off of the 2023 Discover Niagara Shuttle season.  Each year the Discover Niagara Shuttle grows enhancing the overall tourist experience and welcoming visitors from all over the globe,” said Angelo Morinello, New York State Assemblyman.

“The expansion of the Discover Niagara Shuttle allows visitors to explore more of Niagara County, which in turn can lead to longer stays and increased spending in the destination. Creating more connectivity throughout the county is a huge benefit to visitors and residents alike, said John Percy, Destination Niagara Falls, President & CEO.     

The Discover Niagara Shuttle has been a great asset to Old Fort Niagara and the entire region. I can think of no other service that does more to unify all of our area’s cultural gems than this transportation system.  Whether you are a local resident or an international traveler, the shuttle is a great way to see all there is to see in our area,” said Robert Emerson, Old Fort Niagara, Executive Director.

“The Discover Niagara Shuttle has quickly become an important asset to our area, moving guests around our City and region. The addition of the work of celebrated Niagara Falls artist, Polly King to the look of the fleet makes this season even more special,” said Mayor Robert Restaino, City of Niagara Falls.

Additional amenities in 2023 include the Discover Niagara Shuttle Savings Pass which is available on board all of our shuttles and can be used to receive a 10% discount at over 45 merchants whose businesses are located along the Discover Niagara Shuttle route.

Equipped with bike racks, cyclists can utilize the Discover Niagara Shuttle to experience the NFNHA and the “Bike There Niagara” program to guide them through seven New York State parks along the Niagara River corridor. Reddy Bikes are conveniently available at 10 locations along the Falls to Fort route.

The Discover Niagara Shuttle is complimentary, pet-friendly, ADA accessible and connects to over 30 destinations within Niagara County including Lockport, Youngstown, Lewiston and Niagara Falls.   There are many free parking locations on the route where guests can “Park and Ride”.    For EV users, there are new charging stations along the “Falls to Fort” route where vehicles can be charged while you enjoy a ride on the Discover Niagara Shuttle. 

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The Discover Niagara Shuttle is an initiative of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.   The NFNHA serves as a catalyst engaging Niagara County partners and stakeholders in developing a comprehensive transportation network that connects visitors and residents with the natural, cultural, and historic assets while driving economic impact for communities and small businesses within the NFNHA.  

National Heritage Areas support historic preservation, recreation, heritage tourism, and educational projects. Every federal dollar invested in a National Heritage Area generates, on average, $5.50 for the local economy. To learn more about the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, visit