Category: Niagara Falls Scenery

    This Ontario Spot Is The ‘Most-Loved’ Landmark In The World & It Beat The Grand Canyon

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    From NarCity.com:

    It’s time to plan a day trip, because this Ontario landmark was just named the “most-loved” in the world, and it even beat the Grand Canyon. A study from Bounce, a luggage storage network, revealed the top 10 “best-loved” landmarks in the world, and Niagara Falls came in at the top of the list, with a score of 9.22/10. The study looked at a number of factors for popular landmarks across the globe, including annual visitors, admission fees, Tripadvisor ratings, and Instagram posts.

    Famous Niagara Falls fountain still a tourist attraction 166 years later?

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    From Insauga.com:

    There is a well-loved and often-visited legacy left behind by the man many considered to the “Founder of Niagara Falls.”

    Just a three minute walk from the Niagara SkyWheel at 883 Falls Ave in Queen Victoria Park is Zimmerman “Fountain Pond,” named that for its large circular shape.

    At the foot of Clifton Hill, the Fountain Pond, shored up by large blocks of concrete, is surrounded by a walkway and in the warmer months, colourful flowers.

    The man who had it build in 1856, Samuel Zimmerman, was one of most prominent businessmen of his time.

    Top 5 best and most scenic views of Niagara Falls (plus a bonus or two)

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    From Insauga.com:

    The simple fact is if you want to see Niagara Falls – the Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, as well the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in New York – it costs nothing.

    Simply find a parking spot downtown Niagara Falls and walk down to Niagara Parkway, the road that runs alongside of the falls near Queen Victoria Park.

    Falls rock scaling operation underway

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Visitors to Niagara Falls may have noticed a crane dangling workers over the ledge above the lower observation deck of Journey Behind the Falls on Monday.

    The workers were chipping away at loose rock in a process called ice-jacking on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, 13 storeys above the falls basin.

    Throughout the winter, water can creep into the crevices of the rock and through the freezing process slowly loosen pieces of rock as the frozen water expands, which then poses a danger to people standing on the observation deck below.

    Niagara Falls: WNY Land Conservancy announces ‘Restore the Gorge

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications:

    The Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Niagara Falls Public Library, for “Restore the Gorge,” its planned ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge.

    With funding from phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative, the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and Empire State Development’s Yahoo! Community Fund for Niagara County, the Land Conservancy has been awarded $2.1 million to undertake a three-year ecological restoration project in the Niagara Gorge – from the Gorge Discovery Center to Devil’s Hole State Park. This habitat restoration project is a separate and distinct effort from the removal of the Niagara Scenic Parkway from Main Street to Findlay Drive, but the two projects will take place concurrently and collaboratively.

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    Near Niagara Falls, a ‘secret’ bouldering spot grows in popularity

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    Not far from one of Ontario’s most famous sights – Niagara Falls, attracting 14 million visitors a year – is one of the province’s best-kept secrets: a hidden playground of large rock formations spread throughout the wooded trails of the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, just above the rapid, cool water of the Niagara River.

    The Glen is known as a relaxing hideaway from the touristy crowds. What many people don’t know: It’s also the best outdoor bouldering spot Southern Ontario has to offer.

    If you haven’t heard of bouldering, it’s like rock climbing but without a rope. You climb up four or five metres instead of 20. You need a lot of body strength to do it, but it also picks your brain.

    Niagara Falls travelblog: Viewing the Falls from different spots

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    From NewsOK.com:

    My radio colleague, Jim Traber, made a great point with me the other day on The Sports Animal. Traber said Niagara Falls is a lot like the Grand Canyon. He is awed by Niagara Falls. He thinks it’s glorious. But when he gets there, he sees it, he’s impressed and he’s ready to go. Either to the casino or to the highway.

    And it’s a valid question. After you’ve seen Niagara Falls, what then? Do you keep looking at it? How do you experience Niagara Falls for more than just 15 minutes?

    Well, the Dish and I tried to answer that question Tuesday. And I think we did.

    * We viewed Niagara Falls from various points at the top of the falls.

    Reshaping Niagara’s scenic parkway

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    For many years it served as a battleground of sorts in an at-times bitter community conversation about the value of the roadway.

    Today, the parkway formerly known as Robert Moses has been renamed the Niagara Scenic Parkway and substantial portions on both the north and south ends have either been slated for large-scale changes or are already in the process of being reconfigured.

    Financial support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative paved the way for new, multi-million-dollar parkway plans.

    August ending with beautiful summer weather

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    I took these pictures on Saturday, but all weekend was like this, and it looks like we’ll have beautiful weather through the end of this weekend.

    DEC investigating a new ‘potential discharge’ at Niagara Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported Tuesday that it was investigating a — possible, not confirmed — discharge into the Niagara River from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    A statement from the DEC Tuesday evening said conservation officers and technical staff went to the main outfall from the treatment plant near the Maid of the Mist boat dock, after receiving a call about discolored water at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

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