We diddnt venture over to the American Side of Niagara Falls because of Visa reasons, but everyone says that the Canadian side is the best anyway!!
The American Falls were much smaller and for me not so amazing as the Horseshoe, but I still loved them!
The section on the right side of the American Falls is called the Bridal Veil Falls. As you can see, you can go down a walkway to the base of the falls (we didn't, though). This walkway has been demolished by the Falls in the past and rebuilt. The Bridal Veil was once part of the rest of the American Falls, but became separated.
Keep in mind while at Niagara that this is a dynamic, ever-changing monument. The force and volume of the water causes constant changes to the shape of the falls on both the American and Canadian sides. Niagara Falls, in fact, have been and are still moving slowly upriver.
Walk down to the falls. It's so peaceful and amazing! The mist is everywhere and on a hot August day- it feels great! There's a shopping center on the walk by the falls- and there's a bunch of little snack shops there too!
If you really must cross the border to see the Falls from the other side, give yourself a peptalk prior to that, get hardened for unpleasantness of the "real life" on the other side, give a nice farewell to those nice and polite Canadians, and get ready for harsh words, suspiciousness, lack of smile, invigillation, investigation...Do you still want to cross over there???
Oh, and by the way - do not cross the border too early - my company was refused entry once because it was before sunrise - "no need to go there - you won't be able to see anything anyway".
The 'American' Niagara Falls, so called because it originates on the American side of the river.
Only 10% (Approx! - You measure it!) of the water actually flows over here, so the Horseshoe is far more impressive. Of course, I'm not saying that this is not worth seeing!
At 56 metres (180 ft) high, the American Falls is slightly higher than its Canadian counterpart. Its crestline is 328 metres (1075 ft) wide.
The American Falls looks spectacular at night, when it is lit with various combinations of coloured lights.
The diversion of water above the falls has slowed the forces of erosion. It is estimated that 75,000 gallons of water flow over the American Falls each second, amounting to only 10% of Niagara's total waterflow.
As their name suggests they are situated completely within the United States. My experience of them was from the Canadian side and the Maid of the Mist.
Sheer beauty. Best viewed from the Canadian Side. All pictures are taken from the Canadian side.
Funny ... cause the American side in my opinion has a better view of the Canadian Falls.
From Table Rock you can also view the American falls. I really think the Canadians got the better end of the deal. It's just more Amazing to view the falls head on than to see them from behind.
Take some time and try to ugnore the other people around you and picture yourself seeing these falls thousands of years ago...awesome.
Across the border is the American Falls. I have been on the American side before to go on a walking tour and maid of the mist, but unless you can't pass security I say you head to the Canadian side.