Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Striking Views of Niagara Falls, Ontario

Our summer road trip through New York State
took us all the way to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Everyone always says the falls are better on the Canadian side,
and that is because you can see them fall.
On the American side,
you are mostly behind the waterfalls.

I was fascinated with the color of the water
in the Niagara River.
The water is a lovely blue-green,
which is unusual for me.
Where I am from, the
Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers
look rather brown.

Below is one of my favorite photos from the falls.
Standing right next to them,
you feel the spray,
hear the roar,
and see the speed at which the water approaches the falls.
It is really quite impressive.

My son was so impressed with the force of the falls, 
he refused to go kayaking the rest of vacation:
anytime, anywhere.
Even when we were below the falls!

I was always ambivalent about going to Niagra Falls.
But it was worth the trip...
especially once we escaped the tacky, touristy stuff nearby 
(where I refused to spend a dime)
and found Niagra-on-the-Lake.

See the falls at night here

Other things to do: 
A Winery - there are many here!
If you have a bike, 
there is a flat paved bike path along the Niagara River.
Cruise the scenic Niagara Parkway. 
Niagara Glen hikes. 
View Whirlpool Gorge by cable car! 


Leovi said...

Really beautiful and lovely photos. No doubt the beauty of nature splendidly captured by your camera. Delicious and wild these cataracts.

Tina´s PicStory said...

Tolle Aufnahmen! Klasse :) LG Tina

Sivinden said...

Gorgeous shots! - a place I should like to visit . . .

DawnTreader said...

Wow, those are impressive shots. Funny, I never thought which way those falls go. Actually, I'm not even sure I knew they were partly in Canada...

Unknown said...

Stunning pics of these waterfalls! You must have taken tons of pics there:)

Jim said...

Thank you for showing us your pictures, Rebecca. You have some really good ones that are like a 'refresher' for me. It was back in the 1980's when we went.

GingerV said...

Camillo and I will be driving from DC through PA to the Hudson valley and then up to Niagra and over to Adrian MI, 10 days. I haven't decided that the falls are worth while.... we've been to Iguacu.... seems sort of a duplication.

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Kathy said...

Wow, Rebecca, those are fab! Especially the ones with the rainbows!

Anonymous said...

I've never been, but I think it would be cool, especially if you avoid the tourist traps. I never noticed the water color before, it's great!!

I don't have any blues this week, but I will be sure to have one for next week. I am so far behind, I'll never catch up!

Kmcblackburn said...

I can't even imagine the number of photos one could take there! Beautiful shots Becky...the rainbows are spectacular.

Carolyn Ford said...

awesome images of an iconic place...how i would love to return there someday!

Mersad said...

Wow, just Wow. Love waterfalls. So good!

James said...

I'll add a WOW! Wonderful shots!