Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We Went to a Wonderess Waterfall - Niagara Falls

I had made a reservation at a waterview site at Four Mile Creek State Park, about 15 minutes from Niagara Falls. A lovely park and we do have a great view but could only get a spot for four days.

View of Lake Ontario from our site

A Visitor to our site
Our first full day, we drove over to Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls is actually three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the US and Canada. The three waterfalls are Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian site and the American Falls on the US as well as Bridal Falls on the American side but separated from the other two by some islands.  We first watched a movie about Niagara Falls which was interesting and included a section on two young children who fell out of an overturned both with the boy actually going over the falls and living to tell about it.

We had read on some blogs that the Maid of the Mist boat tour is a must and we agree.We had to put on raincoats as we would be getting wet and yes we certainly did.

It is amazing enough to see these magnificent Falls but to hear the roar of the pounding water and feel the spray on your face, just WOW.

Totally soaked

After we finished our 30 minute tour, we hopped on the shuttle to go have some lunch. We passed the rapids on the Niagara River that you as they head towards the Falls.

 The restaurant overlooks Horseshoe Falls and we had a nice lunch with a great view. We walked around after lunch just taking it all in. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America. The Falls are renowned for their beauty but also as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

What a great day and great weatherwise as well as we did get some more rain while we were at the State Park.

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