Several years ago we stopped to see Niagara Falls on our way through to another destination. On that trip, we parked on the street and viewed the Falls from the sidewalk. We were not impressed. We were expecting more. Everything was dirty, there was litter everywhere, it was not what we expected and we were very disappointed.
Fast forward several years (at least 20). Today, we made our second trip to Niagara Falls. This time we parked in a municipal lot, got a map and entered through the state park. What a difference! Not only did we see the Falls, we enjoyed the very beautiful park itself. It’s spectacular!
I tried to get a few different angles. All these shots are from the US side. We didn’t realize, until we were almost there, that we had forgotten to bring our passports with us That would have allowed us to cross to the Canadian side where I could have gotten even more pictures!
In the summer, approximately 675,000 gallons of water go over the Falls every single second. That just blows my mind.
We took a tour, partially by trolley and partially by foot via the walking trails.
It was a hot, sticky day and the mist from the falls would have felt wonderful. Unfortunately, the lines were very long, as shown below, for any of the activities that would have gotten you up close and personal, so we just kept going.
We toured Goat Island and the 3 Sisters Islands. Everywhere you looked, there was gorgeous water views!
We are so glad we came back for visit #2. It definitely changed our previous opinion of Niagara Falls.
Did you know that Niagara State Park is the oldest state park in the United States?
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there