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Niagara Falls, NY Visit

On Monday, April 10th, after visiting Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada), we crossed the Rainbow Bridge into New York at approximately 12:15 pm.  We parked at the Niagara Falls State Park parking lot. We didn’t incur the $10.00 fee for parking, as we purchased an Empire Pass Card earlier in the year.

We ate lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Bob ordered a Java Lava Burger with French fries and an IPA that came in a souvenir pint glass. I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich with French fries, coleslaw and cowboy beans. Both meals were good. I can’t recall ever having a bad meal, or bad service, at Hard Rock Cafe.

After lunch, we crossed the pedestrian bridge onto Goat Island. We walked to Terrapin Point (Horseshoe Falls).

_LG20822Horseshoe Falls at Terrapin Point

_LG20824Horseshoe Falls at Terrapin Point

_LG20829Horseshoe Falls at Terrapin Point

It was a beautiful, but extremely windy, day at Niagara Falls. It wasn’t just mist that pelted us, when the wind kicked up! We made several attempts to get close to Horseshoe Falls at Terrapin Point. We finally made it to the brink of the Falls, without getting too wet.

From Terrapin Point we walked to Stedman’s Bluff, which overlooks Luna Island. As we approached Stedman’s Bluff, I noticed an addition.

_LG20833The Nikola Tesla Statue now sits on Stedman’s Bluff, overlooking the American Falls.

This bronze statue of Nikola Tesla was a 1976 bicentennial gift to the United States from the people of Yugoslavia.  The statue was moved from the center of the Cave of the Winds plaza on Goat Island to its new location.  I like the statue in its new location!

_LG20834Iconic view of Luna Island and the American and Bridal Falls from Stedman’s Bluff
(see the rainbow?)

From Stedman’s Bluff we walked down several steps to Luna Island.

_LG20840Bridal Falls, as seen from Luna Island

_LG20843Bob, on Luna Island
(see the rainbow?)

From Luna Island we walked alongside Niagara River, back over the pedestrian bridge, and along Niagara River to Prospect Point (American Falls).

_LG20850I liked this view of Canada across the Niagara River, while we were walking on Luna Island.

_LG20853Walking across the Pedestrian Bridge
This young couple has the right idea to get good pictures of the raging waters of Niagara River!

_LG20861Prospect Point View of the American Falls

We departed Niagara Falls soon after photographing the American Falls at Prospect Point.  We returned home around 6:45 pm.  What a GREAT day for a day trip!

4 Responses to “Niagara Falls, NY Visit”

  1. Dina

    Amazing views, Linda. What a magical place to be! I like the Tesla statue there too. 🙂
    Happy Easter to you all! 🐣🐰🐣

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  2. Les

    Nice Images. I see that the place has not changed a whole lot since we were there a number of years ago. We went up there on the Goldwing, pulling the trailer. With another couple that rode a 88 Tour Glide Classic. You are lucky to live close by for just a day trip. It took us 2 day’s to get there, staying the night in Bath, NY. We were not in any hurry at all. It was a long ride from here in PA. After the Falls, we headed to Burlington, VT

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  3. DeniseinVA

    Oh wow Linda, these are phenomenal photos. So good to see photos of the Falls again through your camera lens. I hope we get back again one of these days.

    Reply

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