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Wallenda to Walk Across Niagara as Tightrope Bill Passes New York Assembly

by Andrew Burmon. Posted Jun 22nd 2011 03:00 PM
Wallendra to Walk Across Niagara as Tightrope Bill Passes New York Assembly

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The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday afternoon on an unusual piece of legislation, a bill directing the state's parks office to allow Nik Wallenda, of the "Flying Wallendas," to tightrope walk above Niagara Falls. Death-defying, tourism-friendly acts have long been outlawed at Niagara, but a companion bill had already passed the New York Senate.
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Niagara Falls: Travel beyond the waterfalls

by Catherine Bodry. Posted Dec 13th 2010 10:00 AM
Niagara Falls: Travel beyond the waterfalls

Niagara Falls is a stunning natural attraction: a massive rush of water tumbling over wide cliffs. While the Falls are no doubt a world class attraction, it's difficult to stare at them all day. Luckily, there's plenty to keep you occupied at Niagara Falls. Three separate waterfalls make up the destination: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horsehoe Falls (the most spectacular of them, and entirely on the Canadian side).
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5 Best Photo Opportunities in Niagara Falls

by Valerie Li. Posted Aug 18th 2010 02:31 PM
Photo Opportunities Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is probably one of the most breathtaking places in North America. It is so marvelously beautiful that every tourist frantically takes photos, one after another, trying to capture the intensity of the vigorous cascades to share with others at home. Although I was equipped only with a Nikon Coolpix digital camera, the beauty of the falls flowed into my photos, allowing me to relive and share those moments of sheer awe through pictures.

But don't be envious; you can have an amazing experience at Niagara Falls, too! Summer is the best time to visit the falls and the best time for pictures, too. The high winds that blow around Niagara Falls can be severe in the cold months from November through March, when the average temperature is 30-36 degrees Fahrenheit (-0.9-2 degrees Celsius). From June through August, the temperature is much more agreeable at 75-81 degrees F (21-25 degrees C), which makes the cool water splashing from the falls feel very refreshing and delightful to visitors. Listed here are the 5 best photo opportunities in Niagara.
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Niagara Falls with Teens: A Perfect Family Day

by Katherine Johnson. Posted Aug 4th 2010 09:20 PM
Niagara Falls with Teens: A Family Vacation


It can be difficult to figure out what activities to do with your teens on your Niagara Falls family vacation. They probably will not want to just stare at the falls all day, so it is best to have an itinerary that gets everyone out of the hotel for a Niagara Falls family adventure.

This one-day itinerary is tailored for Niagara Falls with teens and will take your family to the falls and out into nature. Everyone comes to Niagara Falls, New York to see the falls. They are known around the world for their immense beauty, as well as their unique location straddling the U.S. and Canadian border. The viewing areas around the falls are always extremely crowded in the summer, but this itinerary will show you some options to get away from the crowd while finding peace and tranquility in Niagara Falls.

While all of the activities are on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, you will probably want to obtain a passport for each member of the family to take full advantage of the activities and views offered on both sides of the border.
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Niagara Falls with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Andrea Duchon. Posted Jul 12th 2010 04:32 PM
Niagara Falls with Kids: A Family Vacation


Every year, Niagara Falls, the second largest waterfall in the world, caters to more than 12 million visitors from all over the globe. While the highly trafficked Canadian side boasts shops, hotels and attractions, the New York side of the falls offers its own share of spectacular adventures, including outdoor hikes and up-close-and-personal waterfall action. Here is our suggested itinerary of things to do during a trip to Niagara Falls with kids.
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