Ever since I was young I have had a fascination with waterfalls and water features. I could sit there and watch a waterfall for half the day without any hesitations at all.
They are just beautiful features sights created by nature. Having this fascination with waterfalls you better believe that it was top of my priority list of things to see when I was traveling America. The only problem is sometimes our priority list and practicalities don’t always agree.
It was all agreed upon by 4 other people I was travelling with that we would find a way to make it to Niagara Falls. Being on a restricted travellers budget the private planes and private airports unfortunately weren’t an option. We were currently in New York City and only going to be there for another 3 days. After exploring all options it was decided we were going to drive up.
The drive was 8 hours one way and we had to have the car back by 9pm the next day. So we left early morning and experienced one of the most amazing road trips I have been on. We got to the Falls late at night and saw them lit up by led lights and I was just gobsmacked. When approaching the Falls I said what only a tourist would say “There must be a fire around look at all that smoke” turns out it was the mist from the falls which I as in awe of before I even saw the Falls.
We checked into our hotel and knew it was going to be an early start because we had to be back on the road by about 12:30pm to get the car back to the rental company on time.
The lads didn’t cheap out on the car either they hired the best one on the lot so when it came to getting it back on time all of our wallets were depending on it.
Seeing the Falls during the day was spectacular, I couldn’t have asked for a better day, the skies were crystal blue there was a rainbow over the water and the falls were something to behold. My only regret on this trip is that I didn’t get to see the Falls from the Canadian side, but that was a very small blemish in what was an amazing day.
Rather than trying to get you to imagine what the day was like I have put together a small video of our road trip to and from Niagara Falls with all the best bits.