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The Niagara Falls are voluminous
waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling
the international border between the
Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S.
state of New York. The falls are 17 miles
(27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New
York and 75 miles (120 km)
south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario,
between the twin cities of Niagara Falls,
Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls is composed of two major
sections separated by Goat Island:
Horseshoe Falls, the majority of which lies
on the Canadian side of the border, and
American Falls on the American side. The
smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on
the American side, separated from the main
falls by Luna Island.

Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers
receded at the end of the Wisconsin
glaciation (the last ice age), and water from
the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a
path through the Niagara Escarpment en
route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not
exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are
very wide. More than six million cubic feet
(168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest
line every minute in high flow,  and almost
4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on
average. It is the most powerful waterfall
in North America

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 1800s

Niagara Falls is divided into the Horseshoe
Falls and the American Falls. The
Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 feet (53
m), the height of the American Falls varies
between 70-100 feet (21 m) because of the
presence of giant boulders at its base. The
larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet
(792 m) wide, while the American Falls are
1,060 feet (323 m) wide.

For generations, the majestic beauty and
humbling power of Niagara Falls State Park has
fostered a sense of awe and wonder. Through
the years, countless people have enjoyed the
sparkling scenery of the falls, making the
Niagara Falls vacation spot a favorite for the
whole family.

Writers, artists and prominent figures have also
flocked to the falls to feel the spark of creativity
only the park’s panoramic views can create.  

Experience Niagara Falls State Park’s rushing
torrents, spectacular scenery and one-of-a-kind
attractions while letting your excitement flow as
freely as the waters. The American Falls feature
a variety of adventures to help you make the
most of your trip. Dine at the Top of the Falls
Restaurant, walk right up to the base of Niagara
Falls during the Cave of the Winds tour, or let
the water fall all around you during the Maid of
the Mist® boat ride.

There’s so much to discover at Niagara Falls -
start planning your vacation today.
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A Trip To Niagra Falls,
by Michael Dicarlis.

A trip to Niagra Falls in Pictures. The beauty and majesty of
one of the Wonders of the World. Captured in a unigue style
by photogrpaher Michael DiCarlis
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A Trip To Niagra Falls:
Michael DiCarlis
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