Niagara Falls

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Photo: Sujit kumar

This summer I went to Niagara Falls. It was the best experience EVER and I wanted to share it with you!

My family and I drove to Niagara Falls. We made stops in Elmira and Buffalo. It took about 7-8 hours to get there (not including stops). We crossed over Rainbow Bridge. We found a hotel. Then we participated in many of the tourist attractions. My family and I did the Cave of the Winds. The Cave of the Winds is a natural cave. You have to walk, A LOT! There are about 60 stairs that go down and 60 stairs that go up. But once you walk all those stairs, it’s totally worth it! It is very misty and you will get soaked!

The next attraction was the Maid of the Mist. You will get a blue or red poncho depending on which side of the border you are on. You will get a blue poncho if you are on the New York side or a red poncho if you are the Canadian side. You go in a boat that has two levels. The boat goes head to head with the falls. You get extremely soaked! It is a once in a lifetime opportunity! I would definitely recommend the Maid of the Mist.

Later that day, I went on the Niagara SkyWheel. It is a HUGE ferris wheel! You could see The Falls from the highest point. Sadly, that was our last day in Niagara Falls.

After we left Niagara Falls we went up to Toronto and then down the east coast. We went to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Finally, we went back to our home on Long Island. Now I’m here to tell the tale of my visit.

Fun Facts about Niagara Falls:

  • Niagara Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.
  • In 2012, Nik Wallenda was the first person in 116 years to cross Niagara Falls by tightrope!
  • The largest drop is over 165 feet.
  • Scientists believe that Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50000 years.
  • The Falls are a source of hydropower.
  • Niagara Falls is visited by around 30 million people every year!
  • The Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States. (1885)
  • The Falls was created by glaciers around 10000 years ago.

 

 

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