“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” — Dave Barry

May 1998

What’s a web-site on excursions in Western New York without our most famous attraction, Niagara Falls? In May 1998, I took a visitor from Australia to see this natural wonder.

This view is from the American side of Niagara Falls. The view is actually better on the Canadian side, as you can then see the famous “Horseshoe” section of the waterfall system.

We took the obligatory ride on “The Maid of the Mist”, a boat that brings you very close to the edge of the falls. Of course, getting so close has its price — you also get soaked!

Another fun activity in Niagara Falls is the “Cave of the Winds” tour. Although not actually a cave, the brief walk brings you very close to the Bridal Falls.

Photos by Jennifer Weir, May 1998.

View a topographic map of Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls: A Guide for Tourists

Western New York, An Explorer’s Guide: From Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario to the Western Edge of the Finger Lakes

Fodor’s Toronto 2006 : With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region

In the Mad Water: Two Centuries of Adventure and Lunacy at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY, 716-278-1796.

Jen Weir and friend at Niagara Falls

Niagra Falls NY
Bridal Falls
Jennifer Weir on the Maid of the Mist
Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds
cave of winds
Niagara Falls NY

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