The Striking Beauty of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in New York

Standing on U.S. Side of Niagara Falls

In the past 3 1/2 years we’ve had the pleasure of visiting Niagara Falls in New York three times. Every time we visit Niagara Falls State Park it’s a totally different experience. We’ve visited during the late spring, during mid-summer and in early fall. If I had to pick my favorite time to visit…it would be in early Fall.

Why Fall? Well, I’m going to tell you! We live in south central Pennsylvania and the drive up to Niagara Falls in early October is absolutely beautiful. If you take some of the smaller country routes up…you’ll be treated to the northeastern Fall Foliage show! The changing colors of the leaves is absolutely gorgeous this time of the year!

Niagara Falls in New York

Maid of the Mist Boat Tours

Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls Canada – Skyline

As an added bonus by going in late spring or early fall is that there aren’t as many tourists! When we went during the summertime everything was packed and there were large lines and big crowds everywhere! If you want to avoid that, I suggest the springtime or fall for your trip.

Over the past few years I’ve shared many photographs here on the blog of Niagara Falls and today I’m back to share just a few more. Please read the captions with each photograph to understand what you’re seeing.

Rainbow at Niagara Falls

Rainbow Across the Falls

Niagara River in New York

Niagara River Rapids

If you’re planning to visit Niagara Falls State Park, you’ll want to plan on visiting the park for at least 4 hours. There are a lot of great walking trails, gift shopping, the Maid of the Mist boat tour, observation decks, restaurants, etc. to keep you entertained. The park is FREE to enter and walk around. If you want to do any of the activities, you’ll have to pay a fee for those.

The Niagara River runs between Niagara Falls United States and Niagara Falls in Canada. It’s what separates the two countries in this particular area. The river is quite large! I’m used to rivers running north to south…but in this area the Niagara River runs south to north! Check out those rapids in the last photograph above. Wowza!

Anyway, I wanted to share a few more photographs with you from our last trip up to Niagara Falls in New York. It’s definitely one destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Your photos are beautiful. when I am back home I need to take the time when it is warmer to visit Niagara Falls. I know I would love it.

  2. The Maid of the Mist boat tour would be something that would be on the top of my list if I got to visit there. The rainbow across the falls photo is so pretty. Would definitely want to visit at a time other than summer so it would be easier to see the sights.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Love the Photos. All the Beautiful rushing waters. Love seeing the Tourist boats and the Rainbow. Looks like a Beautiful place to visit. Maybe someday~ But if not I can always look at beautiful pictures like yours. Thank You for Sharing them..

  4. I went here when I was really small and I sure would like to visit as an adult. These pictures are so amazing thank you for sharing them.

  5. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are beautiful photos. I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls. Maybe next time we go to New York we can take the time to see it.

  6. Absolutely breath taking. One day I would love to see this. On TV you always see people on the boat tours getting splashed and some getting married. It is just such a pretty place, this has to be on my to do list that is ever growing.

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