The Ultimate Guide To Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a city on the Niagara River in New York State. It’s known for the spectacular Niagara Falls, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The massive waterfalls, created 12,000 years ago by a glacier, are located on the border between the US and Canada, which straddle the Canadian border. Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls: (1) The Canadian Falls/Horseshoe Falls, 167 feet high, located in Canada (2) The American Falls, 176 feet tall, located in New York and (3) Bridal Veil Falls, the smallest of the three waterfalls, located on the American side.
Best Way To Explore Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls can be viewed from both sides, US and Canada; however, it’s said that the Canadian side offers the best panoramic views of the Niagara Falls. However, my guide is for the American side, located in New York State. The views from the American side are equally spectacular, featuring an observation tower at Prospect Point, breathtaking boat tours providing an opportunity to get up-close to the falls, lights, fireworks, and more.
The New York State Observation Tower in Prospect Point Park offers visitors a unique perspective for viewing Niagara Falls. The observation tower extends out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, providing unobstructed views of the Niagara Falls.
Maid of the Mist
The Niagara Fall’s Maid of the Mist tour takes you on a boat excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park’s Horseshoe Falls. You will be starting from the Observation Tower, where you will be given a rain poncho and board the double-deck Maid of the Mist tour boat. From there, the boat ferries past the base of the American Falls and into the basin of Horseshoe Falls.
Cave of the Winds
The Cave of the Winds trip takes you close to the waters of Bridal Veil Falls of the Niagara Falls. You will take an elevator, 175 feet deep, into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Then put on the souvenir sandals and ponchos and then follow your tour guide over a series of wooden walkways into the famous “Hurricane Deck.” Where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, this is a one-of-a-kind experience, and I highly recommend doing both – Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds tours.
Niagara Falls Illumination & Fireworks
Niagara Falls Illumination
This is a must-see, every evening, Niagara Falls is transformed into spectacular, multi-colored water and light masterpiece. All three waterfalls that makeup Niagara Falls are illuminated in glowing colors creating a stunning multi-colored vista.
Niagara Falls Fireworks Displays
Every evening, along with the lights there’s a firework show at Niagara Falls, the schedule can change based on weather conditions, you can check the time here.
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