Thursday, 1 November 2012

Niagara Falls

                           Niagara Falls 
         Amazing Waterfalls of the World

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.
Total height    167 ft (51 m)

                                                      Where is Niagara Falls?

The waterfalls of Niagara Falls are located on the Niagara River which connects  two of the five Great Lakes. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Collectively the waterfalls are named Niagara Falls. They consist of three different waterfalls. The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls in the USA and the Canadian "Horseshoe"  Falls in Canada.

The Niagara River serves as an international border between the USA & Canada. There are two distinctive cities. Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls New York, United States of America.

Categorized by these three names:

                         American Falls  (between Prospect Point and Luna Island) far left
Length of brink:  1060 feet /323.08 meters

Height:  176 feet / 53.6 meters (due to rocks at the base actual fall is 70 feet/ 21.3 meters)

Volume of water: 150,000 U.S. Gallons / 567,811 Liters per second

Bridal Veil Falls  (between Luna Island and Goat Island) mid left

Canadian Falls  (between Goat Island and Table Rock) right 

Length of brink: 2600 feet / 792.4 meters
Height: 167 feet / 50.9 meters
Volume of water: 600,000 U.S. gallons / 2,271,247 liters per second 

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 international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.

Things To Do In Niagara Falls
No matter when you visit, there are always plenty of things to do in Niagara Falls.   Enjoy the beautiful Niagara Falls and have an experience that will last a lifetime.  Niagara USA is not only home to the Falls but it is a place rich in history, culture, outdoor life, shopping, adventure and agriculture. There are hundreds of attractions and things to do in Niagara Falls year-round.

Summertime in Niagara USA is packed with free outdoor concerts, festivals and events to keep you entertained. There are also many events and festivals in the fall and winter months that feature wine, food, and music.   Enjoy the Niagara Falls State Park at anytime of the year and experience over 400 acres of protected wildlife and lush landscape.  The whole family will love the Niagara USA experience that offers historical and exciting adventures and tours.

The beauty of Niagara Falls is difficult to replicate, but it's the diverse region that makes Niagara USA so unique. With so many affordable things to do for visitors, especially families, it's no wonder Niagara Falls attracts more than eight million visitors each year.

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