Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Niagara Falls State Park
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- Duration: 4 hours
Niagara Falls' unique location between Canada and the US comprises of three waterfalls, not just one! Whether you want to see its frozen winter splendor or thunderous power in summer, both sides offer very different spectacles to choose from.
90% of the Niagara River flows over Canada's Horseshoe Falls. It doesn't just look awesome, its raw power is literally eroding the US-Canada border!
As the name suggests, the American Falls is on the American side. It offers some of the most extreme views, with visitors able to get nail-bitingly close to the edge!
Located in New York State, Bridal Veil is by far the smallest of the three. It's worth visiting the Cave of Winds attraction to see the water flow over you from the falls' base!
63-year-old Annie Taylor became the first of many to journey over Horseshoe Falls in a barrel. Horseshoe is terribly dangerous, but the others are too rocky to survive!
Boat tours operate in Niagara Gorge at the foot of the falls. Each country has different tour operators, so compare before deciding which side of the border to journey from.
A day should be enough to see Niagara Falls but it's worth scheduling more time if you plan to take advantage of the many activities, tours, and boat cruises available. It is very common for people to set aside a day-trip as part of a longer stay in Toronto or New York.
July to August are, unsurprisingly, the busiest months. If you want to avoid the crowds then going in June or September will make a considerable difference. Having said that, there are few things as awe-inspiring as the frozen Niagara in winter!
Both Toronto Pearson Airport and Buffalo Airport offer shuttle bus services, some with group discounts. It's worth noting that Toronto is much closer than Buffalo so, unless you're travelling from elsewhere in the US, you're probably better off accessing the falls from the Canadian side. There are direct trains twice a day between Toronto's Union Station and Niagara Falls.
Visiting Niagara Falls in mid-October is the perfect time to go. The leaves are at peak beauty, the air is crisp, and the crowds are almost non-existent. Our tour involved a lot of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Also, our guide stopped at a certain special bakery along the route, so plan on wreaking your diet, at least for a moment or two!
We had a wonderful tour guide who was very informed about every site we saw and had history on everything we did, He was caring and thoughtful about each one of us.. Roberto was great. I would add a t-shirt for everyone. So we can advertise for you. Because I want everyone to come and have the same experience I did..
It was really good for a complete tourist 1st timer at Niagara Falls. We were a bit turned off by the length of the tour especially with no lunch offered. Pandemic created challenges for the tour which were unavoidable i.e. long lines for Maiden of the Midst boat ride.
Our guide Marty was great! Told us lots of things about the falls and took us to see everything. I would highly recommend this company and their tours. Especially ask for Marty. I would do this tour again. Very interesting and well worth the cost.
Our experience was just wonderful, Adam our tour guide it was great, fun and cool, having a good tour guide definitely makes your experience at the Niagara Falls absolutely amazing.