Why The American Side Of The Niagara Falls Is More Extreme Than The Canadian Side?
Exploring the base of the Niagara Falls may actually be better on the USA side. Every year they build a huge network of decks that allows you to get as close to the base of the falls as it gets
It was remarkable that I never visited the US-side of the Niagara Falls but I can highly recommend it. You get the chance to walk near the base of the waterfall and feel its entire force.
A thrilling walk on Niagara Falls wild side, the spectacular Cave of the Winds Tour takes visitors into a stormy mist zone, where you can soak up the experience.
The journey begins with an elevator ride 175 feet down into the Niagara Gorge. Geared-up in a souvenir rain poncho and specially designed sandals, guests follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck, just a few breathtaking feet from the torrents of Niagara Falls.
Here, rushing Bridal Veil Falls creates tropical storm-like conditions. Talk about a rush! Nowhere else on Earth gets you closer to the Falls!
Each spring, special-edition Cave of the Winds Tours are offered so visitors can experience a seasonal version of the attraction and see the decks being built for the upcoming season.
Skilled workers rebuild the wooden boardwalks that will allow summer visitors to reach the Hurricane Deck – the walkways and decks are removed every November and reassembled each spring to protect them from the extreme winter weather conditions that prevail in the Niagara Gorge.
What is interesting to note: America's oldest state park, Niagara Falls State Park stands today as an American icon and enduring legacy of the visionaries who worked to save it for generations to come.