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Seniors, How Does One Describe Niagara Falls?

I don’t know why I have not put Niagara Falls on my senior travel blog before but it’s certainly time to do so. One of the natural wonders of the world. The most powerful falls in North America, this country-straddling landmark is one of the top tourist destinations of the region.

The Maid of the Mist cruises right to the base of the American Falls, then to the basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. It’s a fantastic journey through the crashing waters, surrounded by massive rock formations that have tamed the raging rapids for millions of years.

I just can not imagine the first discoverer who encountered the Falls and their impression. I know that for me it will always remain in my mind as totally awesome. The Falls consist of three sections. The large Canadian falls – with their distinctive curved shape – are also known as the Horseshoe Falls. Millions of gallons of water rocket over Niagara Falls every minute – about 750,000 gallons each second.

Senior Destination Spot

The action is and the best views of the Falls are on the Canadian side. You will find plenty to occupy your time in Ontario and of course the Falls is the big draw but check out some of the rest. Good old TripAdvisor notes that ‘Once a destination for honeymoons and family vacations’, Niagara Falls has really stepped it up as an action-packed vacation spot.

The falls are literally the biggest draw – watching the frothy water tumble at alarming speeds can be mesmerizing. Throw on a poncho and hop aboard the Maid of the Mist to cruise close enough to the falls to be drenched by spray. Hit the main strip of Clifton Hill for flashy tourist attractions and restaurants galore.

Niagara Falls State Park draws millions of visitors each year. I discovered writing this blog that it is America’s oldest state park (Est. 1885). Oh yes, it is in Buffalo, NY on the map.

 Niagara USA Rich In History

Niagara USA is not only home to the Falls but it is a place rich in history, culture, outdoor life, shopping, adventure and agriculture. There are hundreds of attractions and things to do in Niagara Falls year-round. A great place to begin your visit to Niagara Falls is the Niagara Falls Visitor Center.

In addition to maps and information, the Niagara Falls Visitor Center is home to Niagara Adventure Theater, the park’s main gift shop and restaurants where visitors can enjoy specialty coffees, ice cream, a patio grill and a deli snack bar. Inspirational, informative and entertaining, the videos provide both panoramic and closeup images. Be prepared to be impressed. It will prove to be an everlasting memory.  jeb

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