Everything you need to know about America’s greatest wonder.
The Niagara River runs north 35 miles, carrying water from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. At around 6 miles it surrounds the massive Grand Island and Beaver Island State Park. 22 miles in it splits in two again, forming Goat Island and creating the Cascade Rapids where the water begins to speed up in its initial descent down the Niagara Escarpment at Niagara Falls. There it drops an average of 178 feet (54 meters) and forms the 7 mile long Niagara Gorge. The river reaches a maximum depth of 185 feet (57 meters) near the base of the falls.
2.5 miles north of the falls the canyon narrows and the water accelerates, forming the class 6 Whirlpool Rapids, some of the most dangerous waters in the world. Traveling at nearly 35 mph, it bends nearly 90 degrees a half mile later at the Whirlpool.
The Niagara River calms to a class 3 as it passes through Devil’s Hole and it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way to Lake Ontario.
Follow Niagara’s history from its geologic creation to the latest of the Niagara daredevils. This massive timeline includes hundreds of entertaining entries with images and links.
Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Niagara Falls. From the color of the water to their shapes and sizes
Everyone faces the question: which side do I visit? Ontario? New York? Both? We compare what each side has to offer to help you decide: Canada or USA?
A Google Map with a lot of detail and links. We plotted as many hotels, businesses, attractions, oddities, and historic sites as we could.
A collection of maps for Niagara Falls and the Niagara region. Road maps, topographic, tourist attractions, and interactive maps with links and photos.
Which Hotel, Motel, Waterpark resort, or Bed & Breakfast is the best? Hopefully our guide will help you find the answer. We list the top places to stay on either side of the border
Festivals happen year-round in the Niagara region. From yacht races to celebrations of music and culture. Before you plan your trip, find out what’s going on.
Free High Definition Upstate New York scenes for your desktop background.
What else you should see when you are visiting Niagara Falls.
The State Park section is an excellent recreation facility with excellent views of Lake Ontario.
The Historic Site is a living museum with daily reenactments and interesting architecture. It’s only a short distance from the Falls.
The site of a bloody ambush on a British supply convoy, this interesting geologic feature in the Niagara Gorge has excellent hiking and fishing opportunities, as well as spectacular vistas. Great fishing as well!
Breathtaking views of the notorious Class V Whirlpool Rapids and the geologic wonder known as the Whirlpool. The terrain is rough and the water is extremely dangerous, but the view is oh so worth it. This park should not be missed!
A nearby lakeside park with a nice beach, excellent nature trails, and wonderful fishing opportunities. A great place to launch a boat into Lake Ontario via Tuscarora Bay
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