Monday, March 23, 2009

Niagara Falls, New York: Maid of the Mist

Everyone's heard of the Maid of the Mist, but not everyone has been on it. Well, here it is, heading toward the Falls again. If you are in the area, you definitely should go. The American entrance is located near the Observation Tower on the mainland.

As you can see, everyone dresses up in rain slickers, and then hops on board. The boat seems to get impossibly close to the Horseshoe Falls -- you really need to see it from a distance to realize you aren't as close as you think you are -- and it's a great way to get a sense of how powerful the water is.

The ride only costs $12.50 for adults, and it's well worth it.

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