A visit to Niagara Falls

I haven’t been to Niagara Falls in years, one of the main reasons was the crowds (something I am not a big fan of being disabled, easily bumped by others, and knocked down). So when my friend Suzanne was visiting me, and had travelled fourteen hours by plane, I figured I would just have to suck it up and deal with my crowd issues. We arrived in Niagara Falls before lunch, giving us plenty of time to walk from the parking lot located at the end of the falls, to the Skylon Tower where we were to have lunch.

The last time I was in the Skylon Tower was on my honeymoon ~ some twenty-eight years ago, it was night, and you really couldn’t see much. This time, we had a beautiful sunny day, so when we were seated in the restaurant, and luckily enough to have a window seat with a direct view of the falls, the scene was spectacular. Well in the restaurant, staff does not bother you as you snap picture after picture.

View of the Canadian and American Falls
Canadian and American Falls
View of the Niagara River from the Skylon Tower
View of the Niagara River from the Skylon Tower
View of the American Falls
View of the American Falls.

After lunch we took the elevator up to the observation deck, where you are outside, protected by a grill, that is large enough for your camera to fit through, enabling you to snap even more dramatic images.

Matt and I on the observation deck of the Skylon Tower
Matt and I on the observation deck of the Skylon Tower

After lunch we spent time walking and exploring the area, buying souvenirs, and of course taking more pictures.

An image of store staff wearing a t-shirt saying "200 years of Peace & Friendship, Canada & the USA"
I loved this t-shirt and the comment made by the staff member “Foreshadowing”
Image of Suzanne and I
Suzanne and I on one of the walking trails in Niagara
Tree lined garden
One of the many gardens surrounding Niagara Falls
Another garden by the falls
Another garden by the falls

I highly recommend you visit Niagara Falls at least once in your lifetime, you certainly will not be disappointed.

14 Replies to “A visit to Niagara Falls”

  1. But it looks so nice – I thought it would be horribly touristy! Or is it worse on the US side? The views are amazing.

    1. I’ve actually never been on the American side, the crowds became worse in the afternoon but everyone moves along. There are so many places for pictures and the view is amazing. If you walk along or up Clifton Hill that is where all the tourist trap stores, restaurants, and wax museums are located. Again though, there is plenty of room to move. When you and Nev come to Canada, I will take you, it is only an hour away from where I live and I take the back roads for a more scenic view.

  2. Some awesome photos I will NEVER be able to take…..that whole height thing takes Skylon Tower right out of my orbit……..but am most pleased to see your pix! Glad you had such a nice time!

    1. Usually the height thing scares the heck out of me, but for some reason I was quite alright. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. 🙂

  3. A worthwhile trip for anyone coming to your area. I really enjoyed going downriver … impressive – well, at least to me. Thanks for the pics from the tower, which we didn’t go up.

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