Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, New York

The Falls


The Niagara Falls is located on the Niagara River, which forms the boundary between the U.S. state of New York and Canadian province of Ontario. The majestic Niagara Falls consists of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the curved-shaped Horseshoe Falls (also known as the Canadian Falls). Goat Island separates the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls from the Horseshoe Falls. With nearly four million cubic feet (110,000 cubic meters) of water pouring over the crest, the Niagara Falls is the most voluminous and powerful waterfall in North America. 

The Niagara Falls is a captivating sight for any person and definitely a must see attraction in New York State. The falls can be viewed from the United States and Canada, with each side offering a different perspective - it is best to view both side of the falls for the maximum experience! The Canadian side is touted for having the best view, but the area is very touristy and commercialized. The U.S. side is part of the Niagara Falls State Park and therefore less commercialized to preserve the natural beauty of the area. The U.S. side also offers a closer view of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. 

Niagara Falls, New York State

Niagara Falls by Saffron Blaze

There are a number of attractions designed to give different experiences of the Niagara Falls. On Goat Island, an elevator takes visitors from the top of the cliff down to the base of the Niagara Gorge, then to a walkway leading to the Cave of the Winds. From here you can view the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls from the base and experience their tremendous power. The Maid of the Mist is an exhilarating boat trip departing from both the U.S. and Canadian side, passing the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and then the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.

American Falls, New York State

American Falls by Stillfehler


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