Do you want to know the best way I have ever spent $2?
A visit to Niagara Falls, NY for the first time ever!!!!
$1 toll to cross the bridge there, $1 toll to cross the bridge on the way out.
Niagara Falls is about 7-8 hours west of Boston (therefore on our way home) so we decided we were going to stop and see them on our drive back to MN. We got there just after sunset which is such a cool time to see it!
This is a view of Niagara, ON which is just across the falls/river
I am very proud of how nice these panoramas turned out. This first one was stitched together using 5 photos, the 2nd one was stitched together using 7 photos. The files are HUGE but I encourage you to click on either photo to see it viewed bigger on Flickr. I could have a giant panorama poster made from either of these!
And some brief video footage:
We loved every minute that we spent at Niagara and wish that we would’ve had an entire day to visit so that we could’ve seen it from every perspective. Unfortunately we had to get back to MN so we spent just a few hours at the Falls and then went to the Hard Rock for a late dinner before getting back on the road.
Niagara Falls was beautiful and I will definitely go back for a longer visit!
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The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian provinceof Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: the Horseshoe Falls, which today is entirely on the Canadian side of the border, and the American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.
Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow,and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.
The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source ...