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FALL AT THE FALLS

FALL AT THE FALLS

– Niagara Falls, Canada –

Fall is something you miss when you live in Florida; the leaves don’t change colors and it’s too hot for hot cider. However, on a recent trip to Buffalo, Billy and I experienced fall in all its glory. We were in town for a wedding and had a free morning on which we decided to head up to Niagara Falls. Downtown Buffalo is only 30 minutes from the American Falls and about an hour from the Canadian side depending on the wait time at the border.

When you grow up in Western New York, Niagara Falls is a popular destination to take out of town guests. My family typically stayed on the American side because it was more convenient so this time we decided to cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada.

Our first stop was at the Niagara Whirlpool located downstream from the falls. As we walked up to the viewing platform, my jaw dropped open. We had hit the fall foliage jackpot. The landscape was absolutely stunning: ablaze with crimson, tangerine, and gold.

Afterwards, we headed to the falls which were just as spectacular as I remembered. If we had not been in a rush (we were in Canada for a grand total of 1.5 hours), there’s a likely probability that I would have dragged Billy onto the Maid of the Mist or the Cave of the Winds deck. Both are very touristy and also fun. For less than $20, you can come face to face with one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Plus, you get a poncho. Worth it.

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{On the bridge between the U.S. and Canada}

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{The kaleidoscope of colors at the Niagara Whirlpool}

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{You can cross the Niagara River by way of the Whirlpool Aero Car}

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{American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls}

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{The Maid of the Mist passing the American Falls}

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{Horseshoe Falls}

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{Bird watching}

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{How cool would it be to live here?}



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