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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the international border between the United States and Canada. The Niagara Falls state park is covered 400 acres of landscape and wildlife. This fall is a major attraction and biggest waterfall in the United States. Except Niagara falls, there are some other activities as well, which provide a great experience. And different spots give breathtaking view of falls from different angels.

The Niagara Falls state park is open 24/7 all year around. You can walk through the park or take a Scenic trolley ride if you don't want to walk. Otherwise you can book a tour; bus will take you to all major points and they give you some time to enjoy the attractions. That way you will cover major points and you don't have to walk so much. This tour will take all most 4 - 5 hours.

Niagara Fall view

How to get there

By Flight 

If you are taking a flight, then I would suggest you to rent a car from the airport so getting around and going back to the airport will be convenient for you.
You can take a flight to New York's Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and then take ride about 45 mins to the US side of Niagara Falls.
If you are considering coming through Canada than you can take flight to Toronto, Canada and enjoy one and half hour drive to Niagara Falls.

By Road

If you love long drives and you decide to drive all the way to Niagara Falls than make sure your GPS is working fine as you want to end up lost somewhere :-) :-)

As park don't have any particular address so you enter 24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

View of Rainbow Bridge and observation center 

Tip to explore Niagara Falls
  • Wear proper shoes which comfortable for a walk as you will be roaming around the park and hoping one viewpoint to another.
  • Keep Water bottle and some snacks with you because except major point you will not get food stalls.
  • I would advise you to spare at least 2 days and check the illumination Schedule before your visit and try to adjust such a way that you can see the light show on the falls. Which gives an amazing view of the falls.
Illumination on Niagara Falls

Places to visit in Niagara Falls

Cave of the winds tour

Cave of the winds will provide you the thrilling experience of the fall, which you had never experienced. The cave of the winds is a natural cave behind bridal veil falls. You can buy tickets on the spot or you can buy discovery pass, so you don't have to get in line. If you take a tour bus, then maybe it will included according to your tour facilities. You will be provided special footwear and a poncho for your special journey to the cave of the winds.You have to follow the line and it will lead to the elevator, which give you a ride to 175 feet deep into the Niagara Gorge. You can see a wooden bridge built to explore the cave of the winds and take care of your electronics from water.

Cave of the winds view from top

Cave of the Winds

Maid of the Mist

The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist tour will take you to amazing boat ride in the basin of Niagara Falls state park's Horseshoe Falls. This tour starts from Observation tower. They provide you rain poncho and board the double deck Maid of the Mist boat. Get ready to see the wildness of fall and rock formation. And remember to keep your electronics safe as you will get glimpses of water droplets.

View from the boat

Niagara Scenic Trolley

The Niagara Falls state park is very huge and if you are not willing to walk around so much than best way to explore the park is the Niagara Scenic Trolley. These vintage style guided trolley ride is fun and convenient. And also you will get an overview of the park during the ride which includes history, fun facts about the park and its attractions. You can take the whole tour at one time or you can jump off at one or several stops and explore the points and board again when you finish it.

Niagara Scenic Trolley
Observation Tower

Observation Tower is the only place provide a panoramic view of Niagara Falls. From observation tower you can view both American Falls as well as Horseshoe Fall at the same time. It has extended deck which helps to give amazing view of the Falls. If you are planning to see an Illumination show of the Falls then this is the best place to see colors on the Falls. And from observation center you can ride through the elevators to board the Maid of the Mist boat tour.

View from the observation tower

Observation tower
Hiking in the Niagara Gorge

The Discovery Center provides natural and local history of Niagara Falls. It is also house to Niagara George Trail head Center. There are four guided hikes are offered and if you are planning to hike than get comfortable and sturdy shoes.

  1. Gorge scenic overlook hike:- It begins at Trailhead building and takes one hour.
  2. Upper great gorge hike:- It begins at Trailhead building and follows the great gorge and takes two hours.
  3. Devil's Hole state park:- It begins from the Devil's hole state park and takes two and half hours.
  4. Whirlpool rapids adventure hike:- It begins from the Whirlpool state park and takes three hours.


  1. It's so beautiful in photos. I can't wait to get there one day. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. It is more beautiful when you will see standing up there.

  2. I would love to go and see Niagra Falls. It just seems absolutely breathtaking and of course Pam & Jim got married there so there is that too. ;) It's already on my travel bucket list of places i'd like to see some day.

  3. Wow so beautiful! I've never been there but it would really be amazing to see.