New York, Part I

niagara falls

While visiting Niagara Falls we stayed at Four Mile Creek State Park. This was our spot for the week! All of it! This is the largest spot we’ve ever stayed in!
We were very excited to visit here! Jan had never been and I was maybe 12 or 13 when I did!
Our first view of the falls was very impressive!
The rainbows were constant from the mist caused by the thundering falls!
Across the river on the Canadian side you can see the folks on the Cave of the Winds Tour.
Even from a distance it’s impressive. You can hear it before you even see it! This is a glimpse of the American Falls from where Horseshoe falls is.
This close-up of Horseshoe Falls shows the sheer power of this place! They say that 750,000 gallons per second go over the falls!
While there we figured out that the best view of the falls would have to be the Maid of the Mist Tour. Here’s a shot of the loading area for the tour from up on top; it’s 167 feet tall and the 3 falls span 2700 feet!
This is the observation tower from the Maid of the Mist docks.
All dressed in our snazzy ponchos and ready to see the falls!
From down on the river you really get a feel of the power of the falls. The sound is deafening and the mist and wind is like being in a torrential rain storm! Amazing!
You can’t get a better “up close and personal” view than this!
A view of all three; Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and Bridal Falls.
Here’s a view of the Canadian side from our tour boat. The structure at the river level is part of their hydro electric plant.
Here’s a closer look at the American and Bridal Falls.
Back up on top is one last view of these amazing falls from the observation tower!