Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Niagara Falls - Sep 9-14, 2016

Niagara Falls was even better than we expected.  There are so many different viewpoints on all different sides of the falls.  It really is breathtaking.  We camped at Darien Lakes State Park, about 20 miles from Buffalo, NY.  Since Labor Day was over, we had nearly the whole park to ourselves...and the weather was perfect!

Overlooking the American Falls from the Canadian side

The American Falls on the left...and the Horsehoe Falls on the right

At dusk, the falls are illuminated with multiple colors.  The Canadian skyline is in the background
Overlooking the American Falls from another angle.  The Rainbow bridge is in the background

The American Falls overlooking the Canadian skyline

Such a massive and forceful amount of water is amazing
We rode our bicycles from Goat Island to all the various viewpoints on the USA side of the falls.

It's fun to watch the tourboats navigating through the rough waters of the Niagara River

The Rainbow bridge that crosses between the two countries.

We sure enjoyed all the space at Darien Lakes State Park.  We only had a few neighbors, and they were very far away.

This bridge crossed over to an island at Darien Lakes Campground

We also visited the original site of the Erie Canal.  The original canal was over 300 miles long and only 4 feet deep, but it allowed for goods to be transported from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

Resting on a large Adirondack chair while we visited Canalside in Buffalo.


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous time!! Riding bikes through Niagara Falls parklands, sooo jealous! ~Colette

Judy Hochmuth said...

What amazingly beautiful pictures you took! Enjoyed them all. Continue to have fun, you two!

Terry said...

We are hoping to stop by Niagara Falls on way to visit family in Utica! Love the photos! Keep on having fun!