Niagara Falls: God's Awe Inspiring Creation

Niagara Falls, the ultimate source of God's power.

Niagara Falls, is awe inspiring with its power and force.
Niagara Falls, is awe inspiring with its power and force.

Niagara Falls is an Awe Inspiring Creation

Niagara Falls, can best be described in these terms: "We may be awestruck by the immense natural forces evident in creation, and rightly so. Creation vividly reflects the power of the Creator." The Falls is one of the world's most impressive sights. Created more than 12,000 years ago based on geological findings; "The glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age and land down layers of sediment, then the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment," stated an article entitled A Brief History of the Falls. The article went on to explain, "Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa."

An Experience of Interest and Intrigue at Niagara Falls

My husband and I, did not want to wait for the tourist season which is June, July and August. We wanted to view this amazing spectacle in the privacy of time without a lot of additional onlookers. "The amount of water being siphoned away depends on two variables. The time of year, and the time of the day. Flow is greatest over the Falls in the daytime during peak tourist season."

The number of #tourists were still outstanding during the time of our visit toward the end of March. Regarding the amount of visitors, Minnie Blackman, a resident of Niagara Falls, New York made this comment, "Niagara Falls use to be the #Honeymoon Capital of the world. A lot of the businesses left." She went on to explain how a lot of the residents came from the south because jobs were plentiful. That is no longer the case. "People now ask, what happened to all the stores and malls? Although shopping value is better over here and the casinos brought people, especially the native American built casinos." Economic depression has also hit Niagara Falls, although it is a powerful drawing force for tourism. Riding throw the city's main streets, the reality of Minnie's statements were quite apparent as we gazed upon closed businesses. This gave me a local resident's perspective, of this legendary creation.

We still had the privilege of staying at Sheraton Hotel, located within the city of #Niagara Falls, NY. It was during the Easter holiday break, so a lot of kids with their parents were also on site to visit the Falls as well. Jimmie, who is 12 years old spoke briefly about his visit with parents during his break. "We have been here before, and we always love staying on the American side so that we can drive over to the #Canadian side to see the Falls. That is the best view, although we love staying here." It is understandable because of the interesting #Rainforest Café, with its towering fictitious trees surrounded by simulated monkeys and various other animals. For the adults, #T.J. Fridays Restaurant was available, with Rachel as our server. The Sheraton, was a perfect weekend getaway for our visit to the falls. We spent about six and half hours each way. Our drive through the #Pocono Mountains was an additional treat.



A Variety of Different Food at Various Restaurants Are Available

Pan Seared scallops, lobster tail, tiger shrimp and a medley of vegetables were served at the Red Coach Inn
Pan Seared scallops, lobster tail, tiger shrimp and a medley of vegetables were served at the Red Coach Inn

Niagara Falls has a Yummy Legacy of Culinary Delights

Our first day in Niagara, New York, we decided to check out #Red Coach inn, for dinner. This charming little Inn, has the beauty of the rapids which lead to the Falls, as a view from its dining room windows. The waters nestled the coast in a systematic, yet powerful formation. We sat down for dinner near the chilled paned windows of the restaurant. We wanted to take the slight chill off, so our first course was their amazing French Onion Soup. A glass of Kendal Jackson Chardonnay was my choice of wine.

Our professional servers were John and Alicia. They presented an array of delectable dishes such as: Pan Seared Scallops, Lobster Tail, Tiger Shrimp, with a medley of vegetables and rice pilaf. Deliciously crusted bread with olive oil and creamed butter were also provided. A New York Strip Steak, with asparagus was ordered by my husband, which he said was "cooked to perfection." We ended our dinner at Red Coach Inn, where a scrumptious dessert tray was featured. We chose Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake with a caramel swirl. Our dinner was superb, as well as the service. Now it was time to go out and tackle the frigid, yet inviting air as we walked along the rapids on the American side of Niagara Falls.

On Saturday, for lunch we ventured downstairs in the #Sheraton Hotel, to Fridays restaurant. Rachel, was our attentive and professional server. Based on a history of, "Handcrafted Food and Drink since 1965," we started our lunch with Spinach Florentine Flatbread which was around $10. We ordered the New Smoke Stacked Burger as well as a Jack Daniel's Burger with Applewood-smoked bacon and melted provolone cheese. Freshly brewed Black Iced Tea, with wedges of lemon were our drinks. After lunch we headed over to #Canada, for the breathtaking view of the majestic Niagara Falls.


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Things Needed for a visit to Niagara Falls

Comfortable Shoes for walking
Weather Conditions during March-May
 
A Raincoat
Somewhat cold due to mist from Niagara Falls
 
A heavier coat if visit is March-May
Rapid Conditions of the water near the Falls in Niagara, NY
 
A hood on your coat or separate hat
Cool at Night due to mist as you walk through the park of the Falls on both New York and Canadian side
 
Warm clothing such as sweaters during March-May
Pass the bridge over the Falls in NY, lighting was not great so be careful
 

The Skylon restaurant gave us an outstanding view of Niagara Falls as well as delicious food.

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Skylon, rotates giving tourists a view of the Falls and city of Ontario.  The classic front cover of the menu at Skylon Restaurant.Sparkling water and drinks we enjoyed as well as dinner and that spectacular view from Skylon. Pan Seared Rack of Lamb Chops, was chosen by me from their delectable dinner menu.Chicken Cardon Blue and sautéed Shrimp was chosen by my husband.  A delicious slice of Pecan Pie with whipped cream, black berries and raspberries was served for dessert.  Chocolate Mouse was served with the dinner special.A rainbow appeared while we had dinner at the Skylon Restaurant.Walker, overlooks Niagara Falls, Ontario on the Canadian side in Skylon Restaurant, as it rotated showing a view of the city.A view from the restaurant of the United States side of the Falls.
Skylon, rotates giving tourists a view of the Falls and city of Ontario.
Skylon, rotates giving tourists a view of the Falls and city of Ontario.
The classic front cover of the menu at Skylon Restaurant.
The classic front cover of the menu at Skylon Restaurant.
Sparkling water and drinks we enjoyed as well as dinner and that spectacular view from Skylon.
Sparkling water and drinks we enjoyed as well as dinner and that spectacular view from Skylon.
Pan Seared Rack of Lamb Chops, was chosen by me from their delectable dinner menu.
Pan Seared Rack of Lamb Chops, was chosen by me from their delectable dinner menu.
Chicken Cardon Blue and sautéed Shrimp was chosen by my husband.
Chicken Cardon Blue and sautéed Shrimp was chosen by my husband.
A delicious slice of Pecan Pie with whipped cream, black berries and raspberries was served for dessert.
A delicious slice of Pecan Pie with whipped cream, black berries and raspberries was served for dessert.
Chocolate Mouse was served with the dinner special.
Chocolate Mouse was served with the dinner special.
A rainbow appeared while we had dinner at the Skylon Restaurant.
A rainbow appeared while we had dinner at the Skylon Restaurant.
Walker, overlooks Niagara Falls, Ontario on the Canadian side in Skylon Restaurant, as it rotated showing a view of the city.
Walker, overlooks Niagara Falls, Ontario on the Canadian side in Skylon Restaurant, as it rotated showing a view of the city.
A view from the restaurant of the United States side of the Falls.
A view from the restaurant of the United States side of the Falls.

Crossing Over to the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

Once we left the American side of Niagara Falls in New York, we immediately met the staunch side of the government, where dark glasses nor an attitude, were accepted. With passports in hand, we drove up to the checkpoint. Such questions were asked as: Where do you live? Were are you staying? Do you have any type of weapons? Once our passports were returned by the officer, we continued on our adventure. Prosperity, was evident upon entrance on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls in Ontario. Major chains such as Sheraton, Hard Rock Café and various casinos were prevalent.

We parked our vehicle and immediately sprays of water hovered over us and filled the air. A variety of birds such as seagulls flew over the Falls. Water crashed on the shorelines with piercing aqua colors. White swirls churned within the water, powerful downpours erupted from the force of the water. The deafening sound of this grandiose structure was absolutely breathtaking. A foggy like appearance existed over the rocks as they were sprayed with tons of water. Moss covered rocks mingled at the bottom of the American and Canadian Falls.

People from all nations gathered around this outstanding site. Zain, an 87 year old man was visiting from Mumbai, India. His son said, "It is his first time here at the Falls. It is beautiful." Maria, a single mother from and refugee from #Syria, who has no family here mentioned, "I am doing good. I plan to stay here with my children in Canada." She also thought the Falls was "absolutely beautiful." It had been an interesting day thus far of intriguing people as well as one of the world's greatest gifts from our Creator, Niagara Falls.

Dinner at the Skylon Restaurant in Ontario, was Magnificent

Upon our arrival at #Skylon Restaurant, tourists were in line outside for The Falls 3D/4D Movie which shared the rich history of American Indian and their legends with the Falls . Some tourists also gathered with their family members for photos. We got on the elevator and arrived at the top. White linen table cloths with classy plating, stemware and flatware graced the tables. Seating near the window gave us an outstanding view of one of God's grandest creations. Whether it evolved from sheets of ice melting over the years, Jehovah God is the Creator of everything amazing on earth. Suddenly, a rainbow appeared across Niagara Falls. It was exhilarating.

Now it was dinner time. Rose, was our excellent server. We started dinner with Seafood Gumbo, filled with lobster and crabmeat. Drinks included a Premium Gray Goose Martini and Pellegrino Carbonated Mineral Water. We continued to dine on Rack of Lamb with Shrimp on the side, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and a mixture of other vegetables. Chicken Cordon Blue with a side salad along with fresh bread and butter were also served. We humbly consumed our delicious meal as Skylon restaurant rotated, giving us a tremendous view of the Falls and city of Ontario. Black and white keys were tickled on the piano during our dinner tour of this wonderful attraction.

An Appreciation of God's Creation: Niagara Falls

It was an unforgettable weekend of genuine, humble appreciation for my Grand Creator. On Sunday, before we started on our way back, we had the privilege to visit Niagara Falls' Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Upon our entrance in the hall, brothers and sisters came up to introduce themselves. They were so hospitable and loving, we felt right at home. Afterwards, we grabbed some lunch and started on our way back home. Niagara Falls, is truly one of Jehovah God's most powerful creations which "does not just maintain a standstill position but exudes nothing but power and creativity in the approximation of its flow never causing the falls to overflow over the banks all these thousands of years." Niagara's name "is derived from the Iroguois Indian word 'Onguiaahra' meaning the strait. There is an international boundary between the United States and Canada." What a compelling gift from Almighty God. May we always respect it as such.

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Photos of our Visit to Niagara Falls.

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A black and white photo in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel. Due to my flash from the camera, an image of a sunset is reflected in this photo over the Niagara Falls. The hallway graced with other photos next to the lobby of Sheraton Hotel in Niagara, New York.The Fridays Restaurant where we had a simple lunch of burgers and fries before we headed to Ontario, Canada to visit Niagara Falls.In the foyer of Fridays restaurant is this statue of a gorilla which helps direct young and old to the Rainforest Café.Statues of the Blues Brothers, rests on the bench outside of Fridays, as part of the Rainforest experience.At Fridays we started with freshly brewed Black Iced Tea and Spinach Florentine Flatbread. An all American Stacked Burgers and a New Smoke Stacked Burger with Jack Daniel's glaze, Applewood smoked bacon and melted provolone cheese was what we ordered for lunch. Both burgers with sides were less than thirty dollars.Rachel, was our attentive server at Fridays restaurant located in the Sheraton hotel lobby. She made our lunch experience even more enjoyable. Thanks Rachel.For the young and old at heart was this fascinating eatery called Rainforest Café, also located in the lobby area of the Sheraton Hotel. It is decorated with large trees, monkeys, birds and various animals. This fun café brought joy to many chiThe inside swimming pool area of the Sheraton Hotel which numerous parents and children enjoyed during their stay.My husband Walker and I take a quick photo at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.87 year old Zain, from India visited the Falls with his family for the first time.Zain, poses with his family at the Falls. Maria, a single mother from Syria, presently resides in Canada with her children Moayag, Abid and Ali. Sites around the city of Ontario, Canada at the Falls.An elegant looking young woman from the UK, was also visiting Niagara Falls.A photo of the American side of the Falls on the Canadian side. One of the representatives that organize our dinner tour for Skylon restaurant.One of the amusement parks that you can view as the Skylon restaurant rotates.Another view overlooking the Falls from the restaurant's view.
A black and white photo in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel. Due to my flash from the camera, an image of a sunset is reflected in this photo over the Niagara Falls.
A black and white photo in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel. Due to my flash from the camera, an image of a sunset is reflected in this photo over the Niagara Falls.
The hallway graced with other photos next to the lobby of Sheraton Hotel in Niagara, New York.
The hallway graced with other photos next to the lobby of Sheraton Hotel in Niagara, New York.
The Fridays Restaurant where we had a simple lunch of burgers and fries before we headed to Ontario, Canada to visit Niagara Falls.
The Fridays Restaurant where we had a simple lunch of burgers and fries before we headed to Ontario, Canada to visit Niagara Falls.
In the foyer of Fridays restaurant is this statue of a gorilla which helps direct young and old to the Rainforest Café.
In the foyer of Fridays restaurant is this statue of a gorilla which helps direct young and old to the Rainforest Café.
Statues of the Blues Brothers, rests on the bench outside of Fridays, as part of the Rainforest experience.
Statues of the Blues Brothers, rests on the bench outside of Fridays, as part of the Rainforest experience.
At Fridays we started with freshly brewed Black Iced Tea and Spinach Florentine Flatbread.
At Fridays we started with freshly brewed Black Iced Tea and Spinach Florentine Flatbread.
An all American Stacked Burgers and a New Smoke Stacked Burger with Jack Daniel's glaze, Applewood smoked bacon and melted provolone cheese was what we ordered for lunch. Both burgers with sides were less than thirty dollars.
An all American Stacked Burgers and a New Smoke Stacked Burger with Jack Daniel's glaze, Applewood smoked bacon and melted provolone cheese was what we ordered for lunch. Both burgers with sides were less than thirty dollars.
Rachel, was our attentive server at Fridays restaurant located in the Sheraton hotel lobby. She made our lunch experience even more enjoyable. Thanks Rachel.
Rachel, was our attentive server at Fridays restaurant located in the Sheraton hotel lobby. She made our lunch experience even more enjoyable. Thanks Rachel.
For the young and old at heart was this fascinating eatery called Rainforest Café, also located in the lobby area of the Sheraton Hotel. It is decorated with large trees, monkeys, birds and various animals. This fun café brought joy to many chi
For the young and old at heart was this fascinating eatery called Rainforest Café, also located in the lobby area of the Sheraton Hotel. It is decorated with large trees, monkeys, birds and various animals. This fun café brought joy to many chi
The inside swimming pool area of the Sheraton Hotel which numerous parents and children enjoyed during their stay.
The inside swimming pool area of the Sheraton Hotel which numerous parents and children enjoyed during their stay.
My husband Walker and I take a quick photo at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
My husband Walker and I take a quick photo at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
87 year old Zain, from India visited the Falls with his family for the first time.
87 year old Zain, from India visited the Falls with his family for the first time.
Zain, poses with his family at the Falls.
Zain, poses with his family at the Falls.
Maria, a single mother from Syria, presently resides in Canada with her children Moayag, Abid and Ali.
Maria, a single mother from Syria, presently resides in Canada with her children Moayag, Abid and Ali.
Sites around the city of Ontario, Canada at the Falls.
Sites around the city of Ontario, Canada at the Falls.
An elegant looking young woman from the UK, was also visiting Niagara Falls.
An elegant looking young woman from the UK, was also visiting Niagara Falls.
A photo of the American side of the Falls on the Canadian side.
A photo of the American side of the Falls on the Canadian side.
One of the representatives that organize our dinner tour for Skylon restaurant.
One of the representatives that organize our dinner tour for Skylon restaurant.
One of the amusement parks that you can view as the Skylon restaurant rotates.
One of the amusement parks that you can view as the Skylon restaurant rotates.
Another view overlooking the Falls from the restaurant's view.
Another view overlooking the Falls from the restaurant's view.

A beautiful rainbow appears during our visit to the Falls.

Photo taken from the Canadian side of the Falls.
Photo taken from the Canadian side of the Falls.

"In the evenings, intense spotlights bathe the falls with different shades of color."

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Photo from article entitled, "A Brief History of the Falls."Our first evening in Niagara Falls, NY we had dinner at the Red Coach Inn. It is located near the rapids that lead to the falls. The park is perfect for a night stroll after dinner. Our outstanding servers for dinner were John and Alicia. The park that is located in front of Red Coach Inn which you can view from the restaurant's window during dinner. We started dinner at Red Coach Inn with, Fresh baked bread with olive oil and garlic butter. A delicious French Onion soup was also served with our meal. My husband Walker, ordered the New York Strip Steak with asparagus and a glass of red wine.My dinner included the amazing Seafood Platter with pan seared scallops, a lobster tail, tiger shrimps, rice pilaf and a medley of vegetables.The dessert tray at the Red Coach Inn, was filled with a variety of tantalizing sweets such as Lemon Raspberry Cake, Carmel Swirl Cake, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake.   A photo of the rapid water that flows in front of the restaurant.A portion of the menu at Red Coach Inn. Dinner for two with drinks was less than one hundred dollars.
Photo from article entitled, "A Brief History of the Falls."
Photo from article entitled, "A Brief History of the Falls."
Our first evening in Niagara Falls, NY we had dinner at the Red Coach Inn. It is located near the rapids that lead to the falls. The park is perfect for a night stroll after dinner. Our outstanding servers for dinner were John and Alicia.
Our first evening in Niagara Falls, NY we had dinner at the Red Coach Inn. It is located near the rapids that lead to the falls. The park is perfect for a night stroll after dinner. Our outstanding servers for dinner were John and Alicia.
The park that is located in front of Red Coach Inn which you can view from the restaurant's window during dinner.
The park that is located in front of Red Coach Inn which you can view from the restaurant's window during dinner.
We started dinner at Red Coach Inn with, Fresh baked bread with olive oil and garlic butter. A delicious French Onion soup was also served with our meal.
We started dinner at Red Coach Inn with, Fresh baked bread with olive oil and garlic butter. A delicious French Onion soup was also served with our meal.
My husband Walker, ordered the New York Strip Steak with asparagus and a glass of red wine.
My husband Walker, ordered the New York Strip Steak with asparagus and a glass of red wine.
My dinner included the amazing Seafood Platter with pan seared scallops, a lobster tail, tiger shrimps, rice pilaf and a medley of vegetables.
My dinner included the amazing Seafood Platter with pan seared scallops, a lobster tail, tiger shrimps, rice pilaf and a medley of vegetables.
The dessert tray at the Red Coach Inn, was filled with a variety of tantalizing sweets such as Lemon Raspberry Cake, Carmel Swirl Cake, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
The dessert tray at the Red Coach Inn, was filled with a variety of tantalizing sweets such as Lemon Raspberry Cake, Carmel Swirl Cake, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
A photo of the rapid water that flows in front of the restaurant.
A photo of the rapid water that flows in front of the restaurant.
A portion of the menu at Red Coach Inn. Dinner for two with drinks was less than one hundred dollars.
A portion of the menu at Red Coach Inn. Dinner for two with drinks was less than one hundred dollars.

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Thelma Alberts 8 months ago from Germany

Wow! I would love to see this awesome place. It's one of my travel lists. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub. Lovely photos


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Angelladywriter 7 months ago from Media, Pennsylvania Author

Hi Thelma,

Thanks so much for your comment concerning the awesomeness of Niagara Falls. I am sure you will get the opportunity to visit one day. When you do, you will see the excitement and beauty of this magnificent location.

Thanks again for your comment.


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lawrence01 7 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

Awesome. I want to visit one day.

Lawrence


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Angelladywriter 7 months ago from Media, Pennsylvania Author

Thanks Lawrence01,

I am sure you will get the opportunity to visit one day.

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