Niagara Falls, NY: Niagara Falls State Park

We packed up and left The Pinery…taking back roads all the way back to the U.S./Canadian border. As we came into Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, we were so overwhelmed by the HUGE crowds of people there for the holiday (Canadian Thanksgiving) and the weekend…that we missed our turn and unknowingly headed into the biggest tourist trap ever. There was absolutely no where to turn around, so we crept our way through the traffic and crowds to a turn around point, and headed back. Along the way, we had the most breathtaking view of the waterfalls across on the U.S. side. Holy Moly. If you’re never experienced it, there is just no way to describe the beauty! I was enthralled. It was fun to people watch as we drove along…I think there must have been people from every part of the world there that day. Such diversity and energy…wonderful.

Getting back into the U.S. was unbelievably easy compared to our exit. The official asked us where were were born, looked at our I.D. and opened the gate. Whew!! We wanted to try to park the RV there at the Falls, but couldn’t find a spot anywhere. After going around in circles for awhile, we ended up heading into town and parked it at a grocery store…unhooked the car, and headed back to the Falls right at sunset.

I had no idea that Niagara Falls attracted to many people from all over the world. I knew it would be big and beautiful, but it was so much more. Seeing a “wonder of the world”…and watching so many people stand in awe of God’s creation (whether they acknowledge Him or not)…was so awesome.

Make it a point in your lifetime to get to Niagara Falls…you won’t be sorry!

Photo album here.


  1. Stunning Sara, absolutely stunning!

    Comment by Melissa — October 9, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Ooooh, when we saw that tourist trap stuff, we were so glad we didn’t have the RV with us!

    Comment by Rene — October 9, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

  3. Niagara Falls is beautiful. I went to college in Buffalo and spent a lot of time at the Falls.

    Comment by charmedbeing — October 10, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  4. How beautiful to see I am enjoying the pic’s love mom

    Comment by mom janssen — October 11, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

  5. We camped on the Canadian side of the Falls this summer…..AMAZING! It was SO touristy and we weren’t really prepared for that, but God is so creative. We enjoyed the beauty of the Falls immensely and were blessed to see a firework’s display over the Falls the first night and visit the Butterfly Conservatory….AMAZING!

    Love following your trip!

    Comment by Becky — October 12, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

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