Travel Guide to NIAGARA FALLS (Take Adventure with nature)

Nigara Falls is the perfect place for 

    –  Adventurer

    –  Explorer

    –  Thrill Seeker

    –  Challenger

    –  Nature lover

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

One of the nature’s most spectacular wonders located on the international borders between USA and Canada. It is between the state of  New York (northern part of US) and Ontario – province of Canada (southern part of Canada). Niagara is the collective name of three waterfalls. From smallest to largest the three waterfalls are The Horseshoe falls, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

Niagara falls
Niagara falls from US side

This is located on the Niagara river, which falls into Lake Erie & Lake Ontario.  This combined waterfall falls which form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world that has a vertical drop of more than 165 ft. 

Approaching near the fall

Attractions at Niagara Falls (USA) – 

There are many attractions there but the main ones are 

1.) Cave of the winds

2) Maid of the Mist

3) Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

4) Observation Tower

5)Aquarium

6) Helicopter tours

7) Laser light and firework show in night.

Maid of the mist – 

It is a cruise which takes you to the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling right before your eyes.  So just hear the crashing waves, rush of mist on face which is a wonderful  lifetime experience.  From this cruise you can touch the falls as it takes closer to it and stand under the falls for few minutes which is like experiencing nature’s adventure in true form.  

approaching
Approaching near the falls.. pic taken from cruise

Cost of the ticket on this cruise – $14.60 for an adult (can vary). Also many group discounts are available. Children under 12 are free.

Tips to follow

1.)  As this is water activity and you get completely into water take waterproof cameras/mobile for taking pictures or wrap into plastic sheet.  Save you picture taking device from water because under the fall you cannot stop water entering.

2.)     Go for early morning cruise ride to avoid large Q’s.

3.)    Wear fit flops or sports sandals as water goes inside the shoes. We wore shoes, so got completely wet and have to purchase slippers on the way.

4.)      Cruise is 2 tier, so to experience full adventure take place on terrace to enjoy fully.

5.)      Be careful with small children because flow of water is heavy so hold them.

Maps of falls area

 

 

This whole ride is of half an hour. Blue Waterproof Ponchos(like raincoats) are provided. Operates from April to November.

People with Blue Ponchos
People with blue ponchos waiting to go under the falls

There is laser show every night with occasional fireworks accompanied by light show.  Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is changed into, stunning colored lighted water. Special laser light show are arranged on Niagara Falls last for about 15 minutes after different time intervals followed by the fireworks.  Refer to illumination show timings before heading towards it.

Laser show on Nigara
Laser show on Nigara
Nigara falls at night
Laser show with fireworks

NIGARA FALLS in US is also known as Honeymoon Capital of the world.  It is a perfect romantic getaway because of its heart-stopping beauty, water activites, eye catching scenery with peaceful natural surroundings and away from hustle and bustle of city life.

Flowers near Niagara falls – 

summer flowers
Nature at Niagara

There are many state parks near Niagara – 

1.)  ArtPark State Park

2.)  DeVeaux Woods State Park

3.)  Devil’s Hole State Park

4.)  Fort Niagara State Park.

5.)  Four Mile Creek State Park

6.)  Golden Hill State Park.

Also there are many Wineries and Breweries with vineyards located nearby Niagara area – 

1.)  A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

2.)  Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

3.)  BlackBird Cider Works

4.) Honeymoon Trail Winery

5.)  Chateau Niagara Winery.

6.) Spring Lake Winery.

Staying in Niagara – There are two choices like Many hotels are near falls overlooking into it and other one is living in Buffalo, 42 kilometers (25 miles) from falls which is a developed city.

How to reach Niagara- 

408.4 miles (700 kms) from New York approximately 7 to 8 hour drive by car.  Nearest international airport is Boston and Buffalo. Buffalo is 25 miles(42 kilometers) away. Road trip to Niagara in single day is very hectic so better to stay in 1 city like Boston(famous for IVY league educational institutes) or Syracuse (nice scenic town surrounded by lakes and vineyards).

There are many restaurants and cafe so no problem of food. Also many supermarkets like K-mart is located very near. 

We stayed in Buffalo –

 

 

Some pictures while going towards Buffalo(our stay for Niagara falls) from Boston

Roads leading to Buffalo

Scenic drive
Scenic drive to Buffalo

Other than Nigara there are many cities or places which are worth visiting. Make a EAST COAST PLAN by reading this.

Love nature, love travelling and keep writing your personal and wonderful travel experiences. For planning an itinerary or getting tips always be in touch with me. 

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NIAGARAFALLSTOUR
Niagara Falls Tour

 

 

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106 Comments

  1. I was just at Niagara Falls last month! I really enjoyed the fireworks – it was so beautiful to watch! The helicopter ride also gave us a bird’s eye view of the region!

  2. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about Niagra Falls! What an informative post. We need to plan a few days to explore there with the kids. The fireworks look amazing!!

  3. This is on my bucket list. Thanks for all the insight on how to make the trip amazing. Beautiful pictures!

  4. The view of Niagara from the Canadian side is much better. There are so many things to do on the way to Niagara on both sides of the border. Love those pics of the fireworks.

    1. Do you have any legal proof stating that View from Canadian side is much better? Also I appreciate you like it from that side but for true nature lovers, they appreciate even the blooming of flowers. We cannot scale the beauty of beauties made by God.

  5. The word Nigara fall is enough to say about it! True adventure with nature. I also thinks that view of Nigara is best from Canadian side. How insightful your blog is….

    1. I think perception matters… from where we r looking at nature looks beautiful from that side only. Both sides of Nigara are beautiful. Beauty is admired by real admirers not by the scale

  6. Niagara Falls is so gorgeous and your photos capture it perfectly. I wish I could go back there. I went there when I was a little kid, so I barely remember it!

  7. As one of the world’s most popular waterfalls, it is clear to see why. It’s just breathtakingly beautiful. Even though I’ve seen photos of it many times, it still never ceases to amaze.

  8. My parents went to Niagara Falls last year as part of their 3 week trip to go to Toronto and Montreal. I’m not sure where they stayed, but after this posts and seeing their pictures, I want to go. Maybe make it a solo trip since I want to go to Boston. This was some great information for someone wanting to plan a trip to the falls.

  9. I have to visit Niagara Falls especially because I study in Rochester. It is so close yet I have not made the trip yet. Looks great, I will definitely make an effort to visit soon!

  10. what a well written, and informative post. I’d love to visit Niagara falls, and when I’ll do I’ll have this awesome list of yours with me for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I haven’t visited Niagara Falls while in the US couple of years back. I hope to visit it on my next one. Thanks for sharing this really great guide. 🙂

  12. Niagara falls is on my bucket list, I’m sure it’s on most peoples! I’ve never been lucky enough to go to the US but I would love to one day, it looks beautiful!

  13. Niagara falls loos spectacular, I did not realise you could get up so close to it. The views must be out of this world. This is a really informative post with some great tips.

  14. Niagara Falls is so beautiful and though I have never been to see it it fascinates me as I remember watching an old classic movie with Marilyn Monroe where she has her hubby killed there if I remember correctly……..

  15. Niagara Falls have been on my travel bucket list for ages and not yet having a chance to visit there and see all that in real. I didn’t know there areso many attractions there, so it’s really a whole day trip, especially if you want to see the falls in all angles.

  16. Niagara and it’s parks are beautiful and if I visit Niagara, I will definitely visit those parks which you have mentioned above thanks for this wonderful article

  17. Aside from the beauty and wonder of the falls itself, I am so impressed with all the parks you have named as being in the region. As a keen nature lover and hiker, I would love to experience and explore those areas as well.

  18. yessssss you got wet too!!lol…. i literally said to my friends..no no il stay away from the water..big mistake! i got soaked – good point about being careful with children because the water was quite strong and could sweep them off their feet

  19. This is a cool depiction of everything that is Niagara. I cannot imagine not holding my daughter with how heavy that water beats down there. But it is so very beautiful. I really hope to make it up there sometime.

  20. I would love to visit Niagara falls sometimes. I have been to Toronto one time but just for a day, between flights and I was so tired that I just stayed in town. I hope to go back to Canada soon and definitely don’t miss Niagara Falls this time.

  21. Niagara Falls is seriously breathtaking. It is one of the most beautiful falls in the world. I would love to take that helicopter tour – it’s just beautiful to see it from above!

  22. sounds like an amazing place and trip to take. Look at them images of the breath taking views. Its always a place that has been on my bucket list. I dont think youve lived until you’ve been here. Didnt realise how high and powerful the waterfall is. Hopefully I will be there sooner rather than later…

  23. Wow! I love the night view of Niagara falls. These are some breathtaking pictures you have captured. Niagara Falls is on my bucket list and after reading this…it deserves the place!

  24. I will never get tired of visiting Niagara Falls. It is just a awesome work of nature! To be so close to the falls and hear the loud roar of the water is an experience in itself.

  25. I’ve been to Niagra Falls (on the U.S) side and you’re right, it truly is spectacular! While I didn’t do it, I can still remember people in their blue ponchos and also the laser light show. That I DID see and it was one of the coolest things! x

  26. You took some absolutely stunning photos of Niagara Falls. You have inspired me to visit, the Maid of the Mist sailing close to the falls looks like a once in a lifetime experience! I didn’t know about the wineries in the area, they are well worth a visit too.

  27. Niagara Falls is such a natural wonder. I visited it few months back and totally loved it. I missed on the helicopter ride but the Maid of the Mist sailing close was such a fantastic experience!

  28. I’ve always wanted to go niagra falls but I’m not sure how well I’d deal with the crowds. I remember watching a show about the falls I always thought it looked beautiful

  29. Niagara was the first international destination I ever experienced. What makes it even more special is that it was the only time my entire family has traveled internationally together. I love to go back now, and experience it again as an adult!

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