A Visitor’s Guide to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, the name itself says a lot. Historical, tourist attraction. The first important tourist attraction in America–resulted in the first state park to preserve the incredible natural feature, and tourism began in mid-80.
When you visit here, then you’ll understand why people still travel from all over the waterfalls are furiously massive, and even from a distance are quite impressive and immense. You’ll fall in love with this place.
Here’s our guide to visiting the famed attractions nearby:
Want to see a magical view? Here is the Rainbow Bridge which connects Canada and New York as it passes over the Niagara Gorge. An alternate for the older Honeymoon Bridge. After visiting this place, We highly suggest you walk around; then you’ll get the sense of the thundering falls. Take the classic photo of yours with foot on international border either side, Make sure to carry your passport!
Niagara Gorge Trail
The perfect outdoorsy hiking enthusiasts. It’s a chain of trails in the Gorge which offers different ways to view the natural wonder. Most are easily reachable, but few are like 2-3 mile round trip, but, the Niagara Gorge Trail is around 6 miles one way, and the easy hike offers views of the Devil’s Hole Rapids. The sightseeing of power plants from these trails is worth out on a trip to the falls.
The Maid of the Mist
Moving around will take you on a historic boat right up to Horseshoe Falls, the most beautiful way to see the Canadian side of Niagara without actually into Canada, you’ll get soaked her, so be prepared. The boat tour will start near Rainbow Bridge, in calm waters, and then all the way into the dense spraying of the Horseshoe Falls curve. To get the best of this attraction, reach in Morning around 09:00 AM.
This was our favorite part. Several of us from work (www.ChandlerPaintingPros.com) went together to celebrate our best year ever and a big fat bonus. We saw the falls from up top and from the bridge, but boating through the mist is very cool.
Three Sisters Islands
Celinda, Angelina, and Asenath Whitney, the daughters of one of Niagara’s earliest citizens, General Parkhurst Whitney. The Iroquois has performed sacrifices and made offerings to He-No, the Mighty Thundered living behind falls in a cave. Psychics claim that this is a place to commune with spirits. Otherwise, you can hike the islands to view the rapid falls above.
The Tower Hotel
The hotel is a quirky little gem, 500 yards away from the fall and offers panoramic views from its tower. The rooms are contemporary available, visit and have fun. They also have a restaurant that provides incredible, stunning views and eateries as well!
Clifton Mill is a spot with lots of kitschy attractions primarily for the tourists, but the Niagara SkyWheel is worth it, don’t miss this from your bucket list. The enclosed gondolas are incredible, the views from the top 175 feet up are killer seriously. There’s also a celebrity wax museum and many more activities to catch up, so definitely don’t miss out!
The thriller view from 775 feet up is ultimate, incredibly designed. The glass elevator ride up to the top of the tower, indoor/outdoor observation decks offer views of the Gorge, the Falls, wine country, Toronto, and even New York. The best way to enjoy it, Take a ride up around sunset and enjoy the buffet dinner as you take in the views.
Summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit Niagara Falls, as many attractions remain close in the winter season. Though, it’s still worth to visit in winters, since the frozen falls are a treat to see. Get ready for the long fall flight!!!