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DAY 6, Monday, 6 May NIAGARA FALLS to DEARBORN

Half a day around the magnificent Niagara Falls then a journey across Ontario to Dearborn, Illinois

Our first glimpse of the Niagara Falls and our last was just as fascinating. They are truly magnificent. We saw them this morning from Clifton Heights. The Falls are right in the middle of town with a beautiful sculptured park setting along the Canadian side. The falls are made up of the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls and are separated by Goat Island. The Falls are 175 feet and both of them have 750 00 litres of water over them a second.

Niagara Falls from Clifton Heights

Niagara Falls from Clifton Heights

Niagara Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls from  Clifton Heights

Niagara Falls from Clifton Heights

Clifton Heights Park

Clifton Heights Park


Julie and Philip Kornmann at the top of the falls at Clifton Heights

Julie and Philip Kornmann at the top of the falls at Clifton Heights

This morning we boarded the Maid of the Mist for amazing close up views from the base of the falls.
Pathway through tunnel to Maid of the Mist boat ride to bottom of the falls

Pathway through tunnel to Maid of the Mist boat ride to bottom of the falls

Wet weather gear -Maid of the Mist boat tour

Wet weather gear -Maid of the Mist boat tour

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls

American and Horseshoe Falls in Canada side

American and Horseshoe Falls in Canada side


Colleen in her raincoat on Maid of the Mist

Colleen in her raincoat on Maid of the Mist

We travelled the Niagara Pathway and admired the sweeping landscapes of this scenic countryside. We headed southwest and crossed the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario. This National Park area along the Niagara was set up in 1886 so. The natural area has been protected. The parks in this part of Canada are very well maintained and beautifully planted with flower beds.
Niagara Parkway near Floral Clock built 1950

Niagara Parkway near Floral Clock built 1950

Floral Clock

Floral Clock

We stopped for lunch at a Farmers Market set among vineyards.
Vineyards along the Niagara Parkway

Vineyards along the Niagara Parkway


Farmers Market lunch stop

Farmers Market lunch stop

In the afternoon we travelled along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. We could see glimpses of Toronto as it was 60 miles away on the northern shore of the lake.
Welland Canal Lake Ontario

Welland Canal Lake Ontario

Ship in loch on Welland Canal Lake Ontario

Ship in loch on Welland Canal Lake Ontario

Our hotel for tonight is a massive building at Dearborn outside Detroit. In the morning we go to the Henry Ford Museum.

Posted by Kangatraveller 16:32

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