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.
This morning we boarded the Maid of the Mist for amazing close up views from the base of the falls.
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.
We stopped for lunch at a Farmers Market set among vineyards.
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.
Our hotel for tonight is a massive building at Dearborn outside Detroit. In the morning we go to the Henry Ford Museum.