The state of Colorado, where I live, is landlocked, but we have lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. What we don't have is water the likes of which I saw at Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls is a set of three waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls) at the south end of the Niagara Gorge, which separates New York (U.S.) from Ontario (Can.). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, with an average annual flow rate of 85,000 cubic feet per second.
I didn't spend any time below the falls, but I can tell you that the view from the top was absolutely mesmerizing.
I almost wrote about Niagara Falls today, too! Last July we hopped the Amtrak and visited the falls. They're beautiful, but I wish we had gone to the Canadian side because the views seems much more stunning from that side. The sheer force and amount of water is absolutely mind-boggling.ReplyDelete
I've heard the same thing about the Canadian side. Next time!Delete
I love going somewhere that has a unique "sense of place" - that can be nowhere else - I also love your particular reason for finding Niagara special.ReplyDelete
A unique sense of place is a great way to put it. And it can be found in some of the most unexpected places!Delete
I was a tourist in America a million years ago and I visited Niagara Falls. I was disappointed because of all the industry around the top of it (the falls themselves were lovely). In my head, the falls were in some beautiful national park ...ReplyDelete
I was also surprised and disappointed by all the commercialization. So many places selling tourist junk!Delete