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This summer we went to Niagara Falls a couple of times taking many photos and videos. If you never been to the Falls it is an amazing experience of the power and beauty of nature! To appreciate the Falls many take a boat ride on the Maid of Mist. (Be sure to click on the link for an amazing picture!) You can take this boat ride on the American and Canadian side. It really allows you to get up close and personal with a powerful river! When we went in July I had my Canon camera and wasn’t going to risk leaving it in a hot vehicle nor getting it wet – because you will get wet! They provide a hooded jacket to help keep you dry…. When you see the pictures you can decide how well that works! We went back during Labor Day weekend and there was a 3 – 4 hour wait! I have been going to the Falls since I was a child and I have never seen so many people! The picture below shows the line over the bridge for people who already paid for the boat ride. From there they had to get to the bottom of the falls before getting on the boat. Before that there was a line maybe a mile long (or so it seemed) to even get a ticket! So needless to say we passed on going on a boat ride! But now unfortunately the temperatures have gotten cold and you really need a hot day if you are going to get wet!

Maid of the Mist line

The below picture shows people loading onto the American Maid of the Mist. The larger boat with people in green raincoats is the Canadian boat. Their boat is much larger and they did not have a line. If our boats were larger the wait time would have been reduced but honestly I have never seen such a line that goes on for miles to go on the Maid of the Mist! The American side is getting much nicer as the state is finally putting some money into this national treasure.
Maid of the Mist Loading

Before we move on to pictures of the Maid of the Mist, here are a few pictures of the Falls. I will be sharing many more pictures of the river plus a couple really nice videos! So stay tuned for a lot more information and photos!

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This is the Canadian Maid of the Mist (it is called Hornblower) – notice how clearly you can see the boat.

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Compared to this picture. Can you see the American Maid of the Mist boat?

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13 thoughts on “A trip to Niagara Falls New York – Maid of the Mist

  1. How that water does ROAR! I know it from the Canadian side.
    Astounding pictures. I can almost hear that water. πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Well stay tune… I do have videos where you can hear the roar of the water. It is amazing isn’t it! πŸ™‚

      1. Scary even. The first time I went was many, many years ago in February. Ice. Cold. Slippery. A boyfriend trying to get us back together. I’ll always remember winter at Niagara Falls. Brrrrrr.

      2. Bernice says:

        I went to the Falls once in the winter. You always see the pictures and it looks so beautiful. But what you do not know is it is like the tundra! Bitter bitter cold. You take a quick peak at the Falls and then you just want to run to the nearest shelter!!

  2. Lilly Sue says:

    Awesome! I have always wanted to go- need to do that!

    1. Bernice says:

      I have a couple of videos that I need to post – it is am amazing place!

  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Great pics – This place is still on my bucket list.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! I do hope you get there one day – it is amazing!

  4. Magnificent views and stunning pictures, Bernice! We once ran into those crazy crowds at the Maid of the Mist…but totally worth the wait:)

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a beautiful place and we can understand if you do not live in this area why you would wait in a long line!

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