Flashback Friday - Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, New York
Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, New York
When visiting Niagara Falls State Park, consider buying a Discovery Pass for $45 per person. It covers 5 attractions: The Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Aquarium, Niagara: Legends of Adventure Movie, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. This Pass is available on the New York side of the park.
Our first day in Niagara Falls we went on the Maid of the Mist boat ride. It is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. The first boat was christened in 1846 as ferry service between New York City and York (Toronto) Canada. In 1848, it was decided to make it a sight-seeing trip since a new suspension bridge between the two countries took away some of the ferry traffic.
The journey begins in the calm section of Niagara Falls near Rainbow Bridge, passes American and Bridal Veil Falls then into the curve of the Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls and the dense mist. It’s a very cool trip.
Ready to get up close and personal with Niagara Falls
The Canadian Maid of the Mist on its way
For more info about the Canadian side, see this article:
Oh Hey, Canada - Passport Collective - http://www.passportcollective.com/northamerica/oh-hey-canada
The Skylon Tower on the Canadian side with a revolving dining room restaurant and incredible views of the falls.
After the Maid of the Mist, you can walk up these stairs to get closer to the falls.
Double Rainbow, very cool!
Maid of the Mist from the shore
Maid of the Mist on the Canadian side
Maid of the Mist from the Observation Tower
Maid of the Mist - http://www.maidofthemist.com/
Maid of the Mist Tour - http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/maid-of-the-mist.aspx
Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Boat Ride - http://www.niagarafallslive.com/niagara_falls_maid_of_the_mist.htm
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIkB4NKy0U
Maid of the Mist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLyurlxlG7Y