Niagara Falls in 24 Hours
We’ve always wanted to visit Niagara Falls but we didn’t have a large amount of time during this trip, actually we only had one day! Challenge accepted!
Niagara Falls is located in Niagara Falls State Park which is America’s oldest State Park. Millions of gallons of water go over the falls every minute about 750 gallons each second. The falls create a source of hydro-power, producing large amount of electricity for New York State and Ontario, Canada. Niagara Falls is a popular tourist attraction visited by around 30 million people every year.
Campground(s) we stayed
Niagara Falls/ Grand Island KOA – is located 7 miles from Niagara Falls and 15 minutes from Buffalo, NY. They offer a variety of camping options from tent sites to cabins to full hook-ups for big rigs like us (45 feet). Since we arrived early in the season, we got a great pull through, full hook-up, 50 amp site. Some additional amenities include; boat and banana bike rentals, catch and release fish pond, arcade, and a jump pad. The general store is also fully stocked in case you want to do a little shopping or pick up some last minute camping necessities.
Things to do
Over The Falls Tour – Since our trip was very short booking a tour to see both the America and Canada side of the falls seemed like the best idea and the Canadian & American Deluxe Combo tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Nick, was excellent, this was a planned group tour but last minute the other people in the tour had to cancel. We lucked out and got a personal tour where we got to – ride on the famous Maid of the Mist Boat tour, went down to see the Cave of the Winds and walked on the Hurricane Deck. Had amazing views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Visited the Botanical Gardens and Floral Clock and saw amazing views atop the Skylon Tower… plus more! But don’t just take my word for it. Check out our video above to see some great high lights from our tour.
Places we ate
Duff’s Famous Wings Niagara Falls … we couldn’t come to Buffalo, NY without getting some Buffalo Wings, right?! Buffalo is know to be the birth place of Buffalo wings or chicken wings, and Duff’s claim to fame is to have “Famous Wings” for their high quality and “Famous Sauce.” We enjoyed several of their medium light wings with carrots, celery and blue cheese sides – just beware their sauce is very spicy!
Though our trip was short, Niagara Falls is one of those amazing things you need to see at least once in your life. We were in awe and really experienced a sense of amazement by seeing it in person. To have the feeling of mist on your face during the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, and seeing several rainbows while looking down into the Horseshoe Falls from Canadian side, will be an experience we will both always remember. We strongly recommend going to Niagara falls to see this natural wonder for yourselves!