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Sunday Snap: Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

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A mass of blue garbage bag wearing tourists gets their first taste of the Falls’ spray from the American side.

I’d been to Niagara Falls a handful of times in my lift but I’d never been on the Maid of the Mist before. I’d seen the boats bobbing in the water each time and saw the crowds in their plastic rain ponchos. This year I got to join them and experienced the power of the Fall’s first hand. It’s one thing to look down on the river from above but it’s another to be in that cloud of heavy mist at the bottom, looking up. You really get a sense for just how powerful Mother Nature can be. The ride doesn’t really last all that long, about 30 minutes, but I think it’s worth the $20 to be able to see the Falls from this angle.

Pro tip: wear shoes that you don’t mind getting soaked…because they will.

Have you been been on the Maid of the Mist?


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