We just returned from our weekend adventure in Niagara Falls, NY. (Second trip of the year)We Went to use up the rest of our prepaid tickets and escape for the weekend. We made it to Niagara Fall's State Park in about 10 minutes from our campground and found front row parking adjacent to the Visitors Center. It was nearly empty as compared to the last time we came Memorial Day weekend.
First stop, we had to get new Trolley passes, and we were off to Cave of the Winds to take a walk next to the falls. Waiting for the trolley seemed a waste (20 plus minutes) so we hiked to Bridal Veil Falls for this anticipated adventure. The walk offered some great picture opportunities. I only wish we had more time to walk throughout this amazing park. We had plans to attend the paid activities, but we could have easily spent the entire day and then some just exploring the park FREE of charge. (With your park admission of course and this was only for parking ($10-), and we had the park pass, so we were FREE, but if you could find off street parking the entire experience could have been a FREE event.) Since we are not typically a hiking family, the paid activities and the prepaid Discovery Pass was what brought us back, even a second time.
Once on Goat Island we find the entrance to Cave of the Winds!
Once all geared up with our shoes and our rain coats, we were off!
I imagine this is what a true hurricane feels like, or possible on the deck of an ocean liner in a sea storm.
Water stings my eyes as I tried to navigate these wooden walkways. I avoid the popular Hurricane Deck. The one spot on the walk that is directly under the falls. The boys however take turns being blasted from the water allowing the water to blow them forward and pelt at their yellow rain gear.
After changing back into my sneaker, which were really not that dry from the wet camp we had come from to begin our day, but better then the fashion statement those shoes were. I noticed that my husband thought otherwise. (Yes you can keep your shoes as souvenirs if you would like), He wore his the rest of the day.
Leaving my family I made way to the waters edge to get a look at the falls from the right side.
We had a great time at Cave of the Winds, now on to the next Niagara Falls Adventure. Stay Turned for more fun on my next post.