Niagara Falls will forever be dear to my heart. My grandparents were raised in Buffalo, New York. So taking the one hour trip to Niagara Falls was something we did regularly during my youth. I didn't realize how lucky I was to get to visit these tremendous falls over and over. I actually have an oversized photo of Niagara Falls in my living room.
There are a whole lot of tourist activities at the world-famous Horseshoe Falls. We always visited Canada, and once or twice we wore rain slickers and got sprayed by the mist in a boat. But I always loved walking up the river before the falls. I imagined the water calmly traveling along, completely unaware of the life-changing event about to happen. Above the falls is serene, less visited.
There are many trails you can hike, the Gorge hiking trail, the Upper whirlpool trails, the Glen Nature Preserve. You can visit the Devil's Hole State Park. I loved learning about the adventurers who went over the falls in barrels and SURVIVED.
There is so much history in this region, from how the falls formed, to the Native Americans who cherished them, and the long history of people who've made the journey over them.
Have you ever been? Tell me about your experience in the comments!