Is there anything to do on the American side of Niagara Falls?

Is there anything to do on the American side of Niagara Falls?

Situated along the U.S. / Canadian border, Niagara Falls State Park (the American side of Niagara Falls) is open 365 days a year. It is from this side visitors can experience the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Cave of the Winds, and get a spectacular view of Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the American Falls.

Can you go behind Niagara Falls on the US side?

A: Even though over 90 percent of the visitors go to Niagara Falls Canada you can still enjoy yourself on the New York side of the border. There is a saying that in Canada you can see the Falls but in New York you can feel the Falls, referring to the “Cave of the Winds”. Both sides have their pluses and minuses.

Is Niagara Falls on the US side worth seeing?

A visit to the state park on the American side is worthwhile, although the best views are on the Canadian side. Avoid both the American and Canadian cities of Niagara Falls, both are full of tacky tourist trash (unless you like casinos and wax museums).

What is there to do in Niagara Falls on the US side in the winter?

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Family Fun in Niagara Falls USA

  • See Panoramic Views of the Falls.
  • Drink Hot Chocolate at Platter’s Chocolate Factory.
  • Build a Snowman in Niagara Falls State Park.
  • See the Colorful Illumination.
  • Burn Off Some Energy — Inside!
  • Lunch in a Rainforest.
  • Stay, Swim and Splash.

Can you ride the Maid of the Mist from the American side?

Maid of the Mist boats will take you from the docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Operating from late April/early May to early November each year.

Is it better to stay on US or Canada side of Niagara Falls?

The Canadian side is where you get gorgeous panoramas of both the American Falls and the mighty Horseshoe Falls. It’s definitely the more glamorous side of Niagara Falls. While you can’t get right up to the American and Bridal Veil Falls, you can get right up to the brink of Horseshoe Falls.

Can you walk across Rainbow Bridge Niagara Falls?

Rainbow bridge is the route you will take when crossing the border and you can either drive or walk across the bridge. Crossing as a pedestrian or bicyclist from NY to Canada is free and the reverse route costs $1 but make sure you have cash; there is a machine to get the change from if needed.

Is Niagara Falls frozen now 2021?

Do the Falls actually freeze? Well, technically no. Though it is a trick question, to the eye it might look as though they do. During particularly cold temperatures, the mist and spray begin to form a crust of ice over top of the rushing water, making it appear as though the Falls have in fact stopped.

Do your shoes get wet on Maid of the Mist?

Visit the Cave of the Winds first. They give you water flip flops which you get to keep. We wore them onto Maid of the Mist, rolled up my pants and never got wet. They even give you a plastic bag to keep your shoes dry (Cave did).