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!
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.
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!
This is the Canadian Maid of the Mist (it is called Hornblower) – notice how clearly you can see the boat.
Compared to this picture. Can you see the American Maid of the Mist boat?