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Niagara Falls: A Photo Journey

Niagara Falls.

Immense. Larger-than-life. Beautiful.

Before last year, I had never been to Niagara Falls. On a whim, I decided to make the drive by myself after a trip to Erie last fall.

Visiting the falls is utterly captivating. I could spend hours soaking it all in– the emerald green water tumbling over so edge and turning into a white froth, the boat tours getting thisclose to the deluge, the rainbows, the mist, the noise. And, in fact, that’s exactly what I did.

I visited in fall, when the temperatures were cool and the sun golden. It seemed to me the perfect time to go. I stayed for one night on the Canadian side but made sure to allow time to experience the New York side as well before I left.

Rather than give a lot of logistics, I wanted to share the experience of visiting Niagara Falls in photos. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have specific questions– I’ll do my best to answer them.

Enjoy my photo journey through Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls: A Photo Journey

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THE CANADIAN SIDE

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Don’t Forget! To visit the Canadian Falls you’ll need your passport!

 

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The first view of Horseshoe Falls… Isn’t that plume of mist amazing?

 

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There is a long pedestrian walkway that takes visitors right up to the very edge of Horseshoe Falls. It also has an excellent view of the NY Falls.

 

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Both the Canadian side and US side offer boat tours that take you up to the very edge of the falls. Ponchos are provided because you WILL get wet. You can hear the delighted squeals from the boat riders as the mist starts to hit them.

 

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I love this photo of the Maid of the Mist with a rainbow overhead

 

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The edge of Horseshoe Falls

 

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If the boat rides aren’t your thing, you can also get in on the fun with the Journey Behind the Falls. Ponchos are also provided… but a little more for show for this experience.

 

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View of the NY falls

 

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The Canadian side of Niagara has gotten a reputation for being touristy, and certainly in areas like Clifton Hill there are plenty of touristy shops and attractions. But for me it actually didn’t distract from the beauty of the falls at all and wasn’t as touristy as I was expecting!

 

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The Skywheel actually makes a pretty addition to the Canadian skyline!

 

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The Skylon Tower allows for amazing aerial views of the falls… and there’s also a restaurant up there, too!

 

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View of the New York side from the top of the Skylon Tower

 

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And an aerial view of Horseshoe Falls… you can see how it got its name!

 

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The Skylon Tower at sunset

 

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New York falls at sunset

 

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At night, Horseshoe Falls is lit up. The lights rotate from pure white to a colorful rainbow-like display.

 

THE NEW YORK SIDE

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View of the Canadian side from the edge of the New York falls

 

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Binoculars line the pedestrian walkway, allowing an up-close view of Horseshoe Falls (shown in the distance)

 

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The whole scene. Arrive early to avoid the crowd!

 

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Rainbows abound!

 

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The choppy water about to fall over the edge

 

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The edge of the American falls… no less amazing

 

I hope you enjoyed this photo journey through Niagara Falls! 

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4 Responses to Niagara Falls: A Photo Journey

  1. David January 7, 2017 at 2:10 am #

    Hi Chris!

    Loved the blog! I got interested in doing my own tour of the Niagara falls while looking at your photos. I really like a scenic view of the falls and the other places in your photos. Can you recommend a great restaurant around that area?

    Thanks for sharing

    • Christina Ricchiuti January 31, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      There are many great restaurants! You could eat up atop the Skylon Tower and enjoy an amazing view while you’re there! ($$$$)

  2. Steve@Gadgetonic February 7, 2017 at 12:08 am #

    I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Niagara Falls but I feel like I’ve been there! My sister-in-law recently had the opportunity to visit it for the first time but couldn’t cross the boarder to view from the Canadian side. Its amazing how beautiful the falls are from that side. Truly breath taking! What was your favorite picture from your trip?

    • Christina Ricchiuti March 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

      Oh gosh— it’s really impossible to decide! But if I had to, I’d say the one where the lady is leaning over the rail, with the falls, rainbow and falls are all in view. I wish the light was a little better on her, but I do really like that shot. What do you think?

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