What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Niagara Falls?

What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Niagara Falls?

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Summer is the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls for several reasons, although there are some perks to coming at other times of the year. Peak season falls between June and August, at this time of the year temperatures are warm but still comfortable, hoovering around the low 80s.

It’s quite windy around the falls and with all the water whipping around, it truly makes for the perfect temperature to soak it all up.

The downside to coming during peak season is, you guessed it, the crowds. Since this is the best time of year to enjoy all of the attractions and pleasant weather, it’s when most people tend to flock here.

The next best time of year to visit is during the spring and fall months. You’ll find far fewer crowds at this time of the year. If you come around October, it’s grape harvest season so get ready to enjoy some deliciously intoxicating wine.

Winter is the most affordable time of year to visit Niagara Falls, but it’s not for everyone. Temperatures are freezing cold and many of the attractions close down at this time of year. December through March is very cold, but you some people enjoy the unique perspective winter offers.

This year, the winter was so cold that parts of Niagara Falls froze over, offering uniquely majestic views of the Falls. This brings some of the Falls to a halt, so instead of falling water you’ll feel like you’re looking at Elsa’s castle. Plus, you’ll get a chance to see the Winter Festival of Lights while surrounded by the icy falls.

By the time late April through May rolls around, the weather is starting to perk back up and most of the attractions have opened up again.

Weather Month by Month at Niagara Falls

January

January is the coldest month of the year with the most snowfall. The average snowfall is 24 inches. The average high is 32°F (30°C) and the average low is 15°F (-9°C).

February

Temperatures start to creep up with the average high sitting around 34°F (1°C). The average low is 17°F (-9°C). There’s much less snow at this time of year, typically around 15 inches. It is the driest month of the year, seeing no more than 2 inches of rain.

March

March signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Average snowfall decreases to 13 inches, and the average high increases to 42°F (6°C). The average low temperature is 24°F (-5°C).

April

This is your chance to see the very last of the snow for the year, with an average of 3 inches. The high temp is around 56°F (13°C) and the average low is 35°F (1°C).

May

In May, temperatures continue heating up with highs reaching 68°F (20°C) and lows reaching 45°F (7°C).

June

Welcome summer! The average high is 76°F (25°C) and the low is 56°F (13°C).

July

This is officially the hottest month of the year with the average high at 81°F (27°C). It is much cooler in the evenings, when the average low dips down to 61°F (15°C).

August

The average high temperature is 72°F (22°C), and the average low temp is 59°F (15°C).

September

Autumn arrives and the average high temperature stays the same at 72°F (22°C). This is a great time to visit as the weather is pleasant and not too extreme.

October

Temperatures really drop in October, with the average high coming in at 60°F (16°C), and the average low is 40°F (5°C).

November

The snowfall picks back up again, reaching an average of 4 inches. Rainfall picks up too, November brings about the highest precipitation rates all year. The average high temperature is 48° F (9°C) and the low is 31°F (0°C)

December

Welcome to the third coldest month of the year, when the average high is just 37°F (3°C) and the average low is 22°F (-6°C). Average snowfall is 18 inches, the second highest all year long.

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