From high-in-the-sky to being one with the water, there are many ways to experience the majesty of Niagara Falls USA. Aboard, the historic Maid of the Mist. It’s going to get misty so don that blue poncho as you make the journey into the heart of the Falls. Ride the Niagara Scenic Trolley or walk to the Cave of the Winds tour. Take an elevator down 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge where you can get up close to the base of the Bridal Veil Fallsand feel the tropical storm-like conditions on the Hurricane Deck.
In Niagara Falls USA there is one thing that will surely get your heart pounding, besides the Falls themselves of course. As millions of gallons of water rush over the Falls, it continues into the Niagara Gorge creating a whirlpool that circles counterclockwise. The Devil’s Hole Rapids, class V white water rapids, can be seen from all different angles but the best way for an adventurous spirit is from on a jet boat. Whether it’s with Niagara Jet Adventures or Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, it will be a thrilling ride on the lower Niagara River. Both companies offer wet and dry seating, but for the full experience you definitely need to get soaked! (Just be sure to bring a change of clothes.)
Explore the Niagara Gorge Trail System, made up of a series of smaller trail sections that parallel the Niagara River Gorge. There you’ll find: Devil’s Hole, Whirlpool and Artpark State Park(Earl W. Brydges). At Whirlpool State Park, tackle the Rim Trail, a relatively easy hike, to get your body moving. Then take an adventure on the Rapids Trail, a more challenging trail. When you reach the bottom, admire the sights and sounds of the Niagara River and maybe do some “boulder hopping”.
It’s a view that’s usually only reserved for the birds, and will no doubt get your adrenaline running. The helicopter tours offered by Rainbow Air Inc. allows you to experience this one-of-a-kind view. As you leave the helideck catch your first glimpse of the rapids and the natural beauty of the Niagara Falls State Park. Then things take a turn for the dramatic as you bank lower to observe the cascading Falls from up above. It’s called “the money shot” so have your camera ready.
With over 800 farms in Niagara County, it’s no wonder that the largest industry is agriculture and with that comes agri-tourism. Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, a fifth-generation family farm, offers the freshest U-Pick fruits, vegetables and grows all of the ingredients for its on-site winery. The farm also features a brewery, a bakery with homemade goods, and educational school tours. The combination of a Lake Ontario driven climate and the nutrient rich soil of the escarpment also makes for a unique wine region. Niagara Wine Trail, USA boasts over 22 wineries, breweries and cideries.
No place quite captures the energy of Niagara Falls USA like Old Falls Street, USA. In the heart of Niagara’s entertainment district, there’s always something happening along its three-block stretch. From interactive games, weekly live music and outdoor movies, bike rentals and seasonal festivals, Old Falls Street has something for the entire family.
Don’t miss Niagara Falls USA, where adventure truly does come naturally!