Niagara Falls Between
US and Canada
On the 3rd Day of our USA---Canada Tour, we visited the Hershey’s Chocolate World. The Chocolate World is dubbed as "The sweetest place on earth". Here , we experienced the Hershey’s Great American Cholate and also an opportunity to learn how chocoate was made.
We then visited the world’s renowned Niagara Falls and took the cruise "The Maid of the Mist" in order to have a closer look of the falls. We all put on free –provided rain-coats so that we would not get wet.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.
From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island.
The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.
The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls. The boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. The tour is available starting from either the Canadian or American side of the river, returning to the starting point in each case.
It was a very interesting trip.