Top 10 Ways to See Niagara River & Falls

By on June 24, 2018

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When you visit Niagara Falls, you can see the river and the falls from every angle possible! We have tried almost every way during our 7 day visit. On Friday, we zip-lined next to the falls and it was an outstanding 45 seconds!
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As a part of our package with Wild Play Adventure Park, we were quite challenged on their adventure course! The best part of this course were the views of the Niagara River and the whirlpool. We were quite distracted by the powerful water flow. We loved this adventure park! This recommendation came from an episode of Live with Ryan and Kelly. The funniest part of the entire day needs no explanation, but you will have to go to our Instagram page to watch that video – let’s just say Brian landed on his butt and not his feet!
The City of Niagara Falls really has created more opportunities than we ever thought possible when it comes to seeing both the Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. You can:

  1. Ride a boat that goes right up to the falls, on the US side you ride the Maid of the Mist and on the Canadian side you ride The Hornblower. Depending on the season, you can enjoy fireworks from the boat.
  2. Ride a boat to the whirlpool from several companies. A few years ago we took a Whirlpool Jet Tour out of Lewiston and loved it!
  3. Take a walking to tour behind the falls called Journey Behind the Falls.
  4. Watch a movie called “Niagara’s Fury” where you get soaked again
  5. Take a helicopter over the falls
  6. Ride the Aero Car over the whirlpool <— which they have been doing since 1916!!IMG_2001
  7. You can go over the the US side and hike Niagara Falls State Park or you can hike on the Niagara Glen on the Canadian side. The trails will get you so close to the river you can put your toe in – but be careful, those are class 6 rapids!!
  8. You can bike right next to the Niagara River and the falls on the Niagara Parkway. We have loved this bike path!! This parkway is 55 kilometers long and has gorgeous the entire way!
  9. You can play mini-golf across the street from the Niagara River from the campground we are staying at, Riverside Park Campground and Hotel.
  10. You can see the Niagara Falls from a barrel. Here is barrel from 1949 which is on display if you are tempted! While not recommended, it has been done. IMG_1999

We certainly have had a blast seeing the Niagara from many vantage points. We have biked, hiked, wandered, zipped, been challenged on an obstacle course, and sipped on fantastic wine! Do you want to know more? Just comment below or leave us a message. Do you want us to plan your visit so you can maximize your vantage points? We will plan a trip that is precisely what you are looking for in a vacation!
 
 



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