Niagara Falls State Park!

Getting ready for the Maid of the Mist boat ride for a closeup view of the falls!

I had a wonderful time visiting Niagara Falls State Park. Years ago, I visited Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, but today was the first time to visit the American side. The highlight was the Maid of the Mist boat ride to the base of both the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. I stood near the front of the boat and we were complete covered with water mist. It was a very fun experience!

This was our boat filled with excited people to see the waterfalls!
This is approaching Horseshoe Falls!
This is the left side of Horseshoe Falls! Note the size of the people to the left of the falls.
This is the right side of Horseshoe Falls! We can feel the rumble in the water!
Getting closer and feeling the force of the water and mist rising up around us!
The force of the water is intense!
Amazing to hear the water roar!
This is the left side of the American Falls.
Everyone on the boat is focused on the water crashing in front of us.
We move in closer to the American Falls.
This is the observation tower to get a good view of the American Falls. Not the size of the people on top.
This is a view of the American Falls from the observation tower. The Horseshoe Falls are in the background on the right.
A view from the observation tower.