New York City may be the first thing that comes to mind when you mention “New York,” but the state is also home to one of the most magnificent wonders of nature—Niagara Falls.
This trip to Niagara Falls is almost a decade in the making. I, together with friends from my former office a decade ago, planned to visit here when we were deployed to Ohio at that time but due to the lack of time, budget, and not so favorable weather, it wasn’t realized. Last year, almost a decade later, I’m back on the East Coast, and finally am able to make this trip a reality.
From NYC, we took a rental car and drove all the way upstate. Our trip started past midnight and we arrived late in the morning (with some stops along the way). It’s around 430 miles away so it’s a pretty long drive!
The temperature was just hovering around freezing when we arrived but that did not stop us from exploring the area and of course seeing the majestic falls.
Panoramic view of Niagara Falls.
We probably arrived at an odd time of the year as there’s not that many people around. On one hand, it’s good as there’s no crowd, but it’s also bad as most establishments in the area was also closed so there aren’t that many dining options. Overall, it’s great as we were also able to get a hotel room pretty cheap so we didn’t have to immediately return back to NYC. I was also able to see the falls at night.
I took the opportunity to enjoy the sights one last time the following morning before we finally head back to the city. It snowed that night so that would be the first time I’d be seeing snow again in person in a very long time.
This trip is definitely one for the books! It is amazing how nature can display both grace and power, magnificently. I hope to be back in the future in warmer weather so I can run the trails, and also see the falls from the Canadian side.
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- A Journey of Superlatives
- Taoyuan International and EVA Air Infinity Lounge
- Houston, We’ve Arrived!
- Exploring Houston
- Space Center Houston
- Hello Again, San Francisco!
- Delayed in Detroit
- New York City
- The Statue of Liberty
- Niagara Falls
- Washington, D.C.
- The High Line
- Central Park
- More of NYC