Niagara Falls, New York has been experiencing a tremendous upswing in the amount of tourists coming around, this 2015 season. As a matter of fact, tourism is up somewhere near 200% since 2014! That’s quite the statistic.
*Below are photos of several of the vendors who displayed/served their wares/food at the Taste of Niagara Falls. Following these…GAMES! Old Falls Street is full of FREE GAMES available for the public to participate in.
We loved the atmosphere! A positive ambiance. It was family friendly, had a beer tent, games were being played by young and old, alike. Plenty of seats were available, even some in the shade, during the September heat wave…
*Drumroll…The promised GAMES:
The Rainforest Cafe has a shuttle available to the public. They would love to have you come on over and hop on for a ride! You must admit this looks like a lot of fun…
So thanks again, for hopping along on OUR tour. This time it was a tour of our town, good ole’ Niagara Falls. And the best IS yet to come!
More to come on 2chicks: Farmers Markets and part III Niagara Parks!
When people think of visiting the Falls, they often only think of the waterfalls. But there are many varied things to do, including frequenting one of natures charms, the upper rapids.
A great way to get up close and personal with the beauty of Niagara is to have a picnic by the water. The rapids are located both above and below the Falls, and all visitors should take the time to see them. If you are at the Reservation State Park, and you’re done looking at Niagara, you can proceed up river, away from the Falls, along a scenic pathway. You will pass two bridges; one is for pedestrians only. These bridges take you over to Goat Island, which, given the time, is another must see. As you walk along this path, there is a constant view of the rushing waters. The further away you are the calmer the water is. The thundering roar lessens, becoming a ferocious rush, then a tumble, and eventually, a peaceful calm, while the distant waterfalls’ roar hums in the background.
Here is a simplified image of Reservation State Park:
We had a quick and easy picnic of our own, brought some takeout, and ate on a park bench, though many others bring chairs and blankets as there are no picnic tables in this part of the park. There are, however, some terrific photo opportunities which we also took advantage of.
Niagara Falls, Ontario across the gorge.
Close to the Falls, the rapids are quite spectacular.
One of the two bridges that cross over to Goat Island.
The waters begin to calm.
Because this is the road less traveled, the crowds have thinned.
Niagara Falls is challenging people to write a love letter – to Niagara Falls! We have been regarded as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” for decades, but now it’s time to send some love to Niagara. Anyone is able to enter, just go to the following site and add your letter: http://www.niagara-usa.com/blog/love-letters-niagara-usa/
As our addition, one of the “2chicks”, Sherrie, wrote the following as her Love Letter to Niagara Falls:
Some of you may not know who Father Hennepin was. Louis Hennepin was a Belgian explorer and Catholic priest who first introduced Niagara Falls to the world. He wrote what became a popular book (A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America) of his explorations of North America, including his initial eye witness account of Niagara Falls.