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Weekend Trip to Niagara Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Baltimore, MD to Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 13 2004  7:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 12:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 23 2004 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 6 2004 12:59 pm
Event Duration:3 Days
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Amy Pickwick
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Member Cost:$95.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Join in on a Griswold-style vacation as we take to the road this August and head for a quick weekend trip to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. The 400-mile, or 7-hour drive, will go by in a hurry as we share stories in the car(s), listen to music, practice our “Eh?!’s” and take a break for lunch and a gas pit stop.BRBR We’ll leave the Baltimore area at 7:30 AM (everyone attending is required to meet at the carpool at this time) on Friday morning. This will put us on track for a 4 PM arrival in Niagara Falls.BRBR BCrossing the Border:/BBR IHave proof of citizenship readily available (photo ID - drivers license). For more information you may call Canada Customs at: 905-994-6332. Firewood is restricted from entering Canada in your vehicle./IBRBR Dinner will be at a place of your choice…but we can head over to the visitors’ attractions by the falls for a place to eat, or some place near the campground (in Niagara Falls). Fireworks are displayed near the falls on Friday nights. Please observe the KOA rules and reduce or stop all noise after posted hours. (This will not be your typical late-night, beer-guzzling camping trip).BRBR Saturday morning’s breakfast will be served at the campground, followed by an included ride on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Saturday’s lunch will be at a place of your choice. Then, we’ll meet back up at the Oh Canada, Eh?! dinner show next to the campground – included in the MOC event price (except for the tip or optional additional costs during the meal).BRBR Sunday, we’ll have breakfast at the campground, and leave the area at a time devised by the group consensus (depending on if anyone wanted to get any last-minute activities in). Sunday lunch and dinner will be on your own expense.BRBR BHelpful Links:/B UL LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankNiagara Falls State Park/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankCity of Niagara Falls/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankDiscover Niagara/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankKOA – Niagara Falls/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankMaid of the Mist/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankOh Canada, Eh?!/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankSkylon Tower/A/LI LIA HREF= TARGET=_blankMore Attractions/A/LI /UL Notes: This event will go on rain or shine. A single 4-person tent is allowed per site. Everyone will need to share tents and we will work out the details via e-mail after you register. In addition, carpooling is mandatory for this event. You will need to take off work on Friday and be prompt at the carpool at or before 7:30 AM.

Required Items to Bring:
- See the A HREF="/events/checklists/carcamping.asp"Car Camping/A checklist.BR - Photo ID for Canada CustomsBR - Money to cover gas/tolls, food on the road, tip for Saturday's dinner, and Friday's dinner/Saturday's lunch at the falls. (Perhaps have some extra money on you for additional optional excursions that you decide to do once you get there).
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be supplied at carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 12:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the MOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where MOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$95.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$110.00/Person
Cost Includes:Friday and Saturday night stay at the KOA kampground in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday morning Maid of the Mist boat ride to the falls, and a Saturday night dinner show. Please note, you will need to cover gas/toll expenses, gratuity (and other extra costs) for the Saturday night dinner show, Friday and Sunday dinners on the road, Friday and Sunday lunches on the road, Saturday lunch at the falls, and any optional/additional costs (i.e., souveniers).
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Fri, Aug 6 2004.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: You can cancel up until July 15th for a full refund of your money. After July 15th, there will be no refunds unless the event is cancelled due to lack of interest or severe weather.