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The Gorgeous Niagara Gorge

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Hello, friends, it’s Autumn in Niagara. The leaves have reached their peak in beauty, and we’d love to share them with you! We start our autumnal journey at the stairs that lead down to the gorge, by Devil’s Hole Park. Currently it’s a bit of a treacherous walk, but they have plans to fix them in the near future. (Notice that we hop up and down the gorge a few times, based on the order of our photos!)

 

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One of our favorite trees along the path at the top of the gorge.

 

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Such beautiful, rich colors. Don’t get to close to the raging waters!

 

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A blanket of leaves cover the ground along the trail, on the banks of the Niagara.

 

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A bird’s eye view of the Niagara Gorge. Looking across toward the Canadian side of the river, the colors are so vibrant.

 

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After our Bird’s eye view, we dive back down for a closer look at the water!

 

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We pop over to the Niagara Falls Discovery Center, where there is easier access down to the gorge. An elevator will take you to the bottom (Open from Spring through October 31st).

http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/discovery-center.aspx

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The familiar turquoise waters of the Niagara.

 

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A patchwork quilt of orange, gold, yellow, red and green.

 

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An adventurer brought their bike down the elevator, and went for a walk. Thank you for leaving it to ‘pose’ for the picture. 😉

 

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The Rainbow Bridge connecting two countries, and a part of the Horseshoe Falls too.

 

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Niagara Falls, Ontario.

 

Fall really is one of the best times to visit Niagara; the tourist population and the heat is down, and the beauty is up. So if you’re an adventurous person and you like to hike, the stairs are for you. But if you prefer beauty without all of the hard work, you can enjoy it just as much using the elevator.

So whatever season you choose to visit, you’re always welcome.

Frozen Niagara… A once in a lifetime opportunity?

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As we all know, the Polar Vortex visited the North East this winter, and decided to stay. We in Niagara Falls are used to cold and snowy winters, even more so is our well-known neighbor, Buffalo. (Remember the Blizzard of 1977?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHdnpVDEE8o

While the Falls were not completely frozen, (as many people on the internet were claiming) they were quite close to freezing at one point. We picked a “warmer” sunny day to take these photos to share with you.

If you’re interested, here are some real facts about the how’s and when’s of frozen Niagara.

http://www.niagarafallslive.com/facts_about_niagara_falls.htm

The pictures are mainly of the American Falls, taken from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did taking them.

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A good example of the freeze.

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Notice how the Bridalveil Falls to the right, are more frozen than the rushing water on the left.

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This is the Island that separates the American and Horseshoe Falls. Note that even it is affected by the extreme cold, in the form of these magnificent icicles.

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An up close view of Bridalveil drama.

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Like icing on a cake.

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This structure was actually used in the 1958 movie “Niagara”, staring Marilyn Monroe. It was used as part of the set portraying a motel and individual cabins over-looking the Falls. Sorry to disappoint you, there never has been a motel this close, with such a vantage point. Looks good on film though.

http://www.ferdyonfilms.com/tag/niagara-falls/

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This couple seems to be enjoying themselves.

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Even the foliage couldn’t escape the ice.

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I guess the Christmas lights are there until the thaw?

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Frosting on the rails.
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The city surrounding the Falls on the Canadian side. Image

As you see in this distant shot of the Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Falls, Ontario, the water is not frozen. But no matter, summer or winter, you have to admit, it’s pretty darn cool!