Although we were a little late by the time we arrived in Niagara Falls to see the full brilliance of the autumn leaves changing colors, we enjoyed every minute we spent there.
Both American and Canada own a part of Niagara Falls. The Canadian side of the falls are called Horseshoe Falls. The remaining two waterfalls are called simply the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls comprise Niagara Falls State Park.
We began our tour of Niagara Falls at the Observation Tower at Prospect Point. For someone who doesn't like heights, it was a little daunting for me to be so high off the ground, but you do get a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding countryside. Although I wasn't brave enough to do it, my fiancee went out on the Crow’s Nest for an even better view. When we were done looking around, we took the elevator down to the dock where we boarded the Maid of the Mist boat ride.
Although it was getting chilly by the time we arrived at Niagara Falls, we decided to go ahead and take this unique tour. Living in Florida, we'd both been on many boat rides but never anything like this. It's an exciting voyage that takes you right into the base of the American Falls. In fact, they gave us raincoats to wear so we wouldn't get dripping wet. Some people decided to defy Mother Nature and didn't put on their raincoats. It was like sitting in the front row at Sea World. They got sopping wet! It's a great adventure and a must-do if you're visiting the Falls.
At night, the Falls are lit with a rainbow of colors that is an unbelievably gorgeous site. Because we stayed on the Canadian side of the Falls, we could see this array from one end of the Falls to the other. Although I can't review the Canadian hotel we stayed in, I would say if you're staying in Niagara Falls, be sure to stay on the Canadian side.