Located in a strait between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and shared by the United States and Canada, the Falls have become a popular vacation spot for families and honeymooners alike.
This natural wonder is one of our planet’s most famous waterfalls. With heights of 176 feet, and a colossal 150,000 gallons of water crashing down per second, the roar of the Falls and the gently cool mist impresses young and old alike.
You can view the Falls year round from observation points on both the American and Canadian sides of the Niagara River. But a visit to the Falls on a summer night will reveal a dazzling display of lights and fireworks.
Between the American and Canadian Falls you find the small uninhabited Goat Island, which is accessible from the American side and offers beautiful views of both falls.
In addition, during the spring, summer and early autumn months, the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tours take visitors right to the base of the Falls for an up close look at their beauty and power.