Niagara Fall Pt 1 – USA!

Everyone’s heard of Niagara Fall, which is why we’re making it a stop on our road trip! It’s the first time we’ve ever been here and today we’re checking out the American Side!

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The Rapids

We start off parking above the falls… at the rApIdS! And they’re Crazy!!

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It’s an easy walk right along the shore

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Careful not to fall!

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Making our way onto Goat Island, we’re ready to see what these falls are all about!

Goat Island

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And… Welcome to Niagara Falls!!! … A little smaller than we imagined.

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Of course we’re just kidding!

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The View of Bridal Fall from Goat Island is quite mesmerizing.

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Atop the falls on Goat Island is a tribute to one of the great masters of science and electricity, Nikola Tesla.

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Swinging around to the other side of the island we hope to get a nice vantage of the Horseshoe Fall… of course…

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We can’t be bothered with snow removal in the park.

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We’ll just have to settle for a view from here

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There’s a reason why Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world! There’s quite a volume of water flowing over it!

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Various objects, animals, and people have gone over the falls, the first person being Annie Edison Taylor who went over in a barrel… she survived it. Others haven’t been so lucky.

Here’s a full list of what’s gone over the falls!

Maid Of The Mist

Leaving Goat Island, we make our way to the other end of the falls…

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And buy out tickets for the Maid of The Mist!

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What started as a transportation service across the Niagara River, this now tourist ship carries passengers straight into the onslaught of Horseshoe fall.

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The trip begins about how we expect… nice an calm, with a light mist filling the air.

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Watching the falls from the river is quite an experience

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The wooden path here is the Cave of The Winds. Visitors can buy tickets to walk and stand beneath the falls.

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I’m not sure how well you read the List of Objects that have gone over Niagara Falls, but in quite a few years ago a man walking the Cave of The Winds was struck by a salmon being swept over the falls!!

He in fact caught the salmon in his hands and was even able to take it home as a trophy!

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The Canadians even have their own boat, Hornblower!

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Continuing forward, we see the mist dissipating at the base of the fall.

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Time to suit up!

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One thing they don’t tell you…

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Is that the mist isn’t really a mist…

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But somehow… we make it.

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For anyone looking to experience the full power of the falls (without going over in a barrel), this is a must!

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Observation Tower

Included in the Maid of The Mist ticket is access to a view deck with a fairly good vantage of the falls.

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Thanks for sailing with us!!

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