19 Apr Making a Splash – Niagara Falls
The awe-inspiring sights and sounds of Niagara Falls are life enriching. Akin to the visceral sensation of realising one’s own insignificance when faced for the first time with an image of deep space. Except deep space is far away. It’s huge and important and as close to indefinable as any piece of galactic real estate can be, but it is nevertheless way over there, somewhere.
Niagara Falls is up close, very loud, and unstoppably brilliant. Witness over 600,000 gallons of water as it thunders over a 167 ft (51m) cliff edge with the chest-thumping roar of a jet plane at take-off. And as if that’s not visually stimulating enough to keep your thrill level ticking over at maximum capacity, there’s plenty more to see and do…
Niagara Falls – Top 5 Attractions
- Book some time off work and book yourself into a hotel. If you’ve never experienced the holidaying nuisance that is running out of time, you’re sure to be well acquainted with the feeling if you make the mistake of visiting Niagara Falls for a mere day. There are boat trips, nature reserves, interactive museums and much more. For inspiration on making your stay as fruitful as possible, see the sensational selection of rooms at the Niagara Falls Marriott.
- Feel the spray on your face with a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist. Actually, whilst aboard the boat, you’ll feel the spray on your arms, your legs, your back, your front – basically, you’re going to get wet. So, bring a raincoat and prepare to come face to face with one of nature’s greats. Worried you won’t get your money’s worth? The boat sails into the heart of the action to let you experience the raw power of the waterfall at the business end of the action. This is one ride you won’t want to miss.
- Visit the Old Fort Niagara. Stay for an extra day and book onto an excursion to the old fort. Don’t worry if you’re without your own mode of transport – this effervescent family-friendly attraction provides a free shuttle bus during the summer months. Experience artillery demonstrations and soak in historic tales delivered by passionate reenactors in full contemporary dress. This is a great way to spend a day bringing the history of the area to life.
- Need a relaxing break from the excitement and the fervour that comes with the tourist buzz? Take the time to stroll the two-mile footpath that meanders through the Glen Nature Reserve. Along the way you’ll be treated to views of a natural whirlpool and you’ll be immersed in the sights and sounds of the woodland animals and colourful scenery. Breaths of fresh air don’t come more well packaged than this.
- Ever fancied peeking behind the curtain of a giant waterfall? Well now you can with daily visiting hours to get truly up close to Niagara Falls from an angle you wouldn’t have thought possible. Be sure to arrive early to beat the queues – the attraction open at 9AM sharp.