This is a awesome view from the Maid of the Mist boat just before docking.
The American Falls on the left with a dark space then with Bridal Veil Falls next, then Horseshoe Falls way down on the right.
From the Upper Penninsula, we traveled up into Ontario, Canada and then down thru Toronto to Niagara Falls. I
loved the drive in Canada, it reminded me of the High Cascades - lots of trees along alpine lakes, bays, harbors and
streams. It did get REAL confusing tho with the liters of gass, kilometers for speed limits, and money exchange (they
also have 5 time zones in Canada to our 3 in the US). Too bad we can't put all our pictures out here for you to see.
It took nature thousands of years to create the spectacular sights of Niagara Falls and Great Gorge. Horseshoe Falls extends from the Canadian side rise 167 feet with a brink that measures 2,500 feet wide. We took the Journey behind the Falls, the Maid of the Mist, the White Water Walk, the Whirlpool Aero Car and checked out the Butterfly Conservatory. The best way to see all these attractions is with a Great Gorge Adventure Pass. The pass is $22.37 and saves you at least that much if you want to experience all that Niagara has to offer. We also checked out the US side of Niagara Falls the following Saturday to view the lighting up of the falls at 9 p.m. and the fireworks at 10 p.m. Surprise!! The Niagara River flows "upwards" from Lake Erie in the south, north to Lake Ontario. (This fact floored Nancy) Oh, also, the "sights to see" are much more beautiful from the Canadian side and another "must see".
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Horseshoe Falls are 167 feet high and the mist goes probably three hundred feet into the air.
Niagara Falls on the United States side is a much different view. We see the falls from the top looking over the edge instead of the front view from the Canadian side.