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USA map showing location of New York
map showing location of Niagara Falls
The two RV Gypsies and their grandson
went to Niagara Falls.

July 24-28, 2011
Below: View the falls from both the USA and Canada

sign - Welcome to New York

The first tour the two RV Gypsies took was a 5-hour bus/walking tour of the Whirlpool Rapids and Niagara Falls. Photos are below, but first some information about the Whirlpool Rapids.
sign - Whirlpool scenic Overlook trail
sign describing the whirlpool
sign describing the whirlpool
Below are class 6 rapids - the Whirlpool Jetboat goes near the class 6 rapids, but not in them because that is illegal due to their danger. The two RV Gypsies and their grandson rode the Whirlpool Jetboat not once, but twice during their visit to Niagara Falls. The Whirlpool Jetboat went right through class 5 rapids and the waves covered the entire boat. A movie of this is posted later on this site.
Whirlpool and the Whirlpool Jetboat
The red dot you see in the photo to the left is actually the Whirlpool Jetboat. There is more information about the Whirlpool Jetboat in the sub-menu at the bottom of this page, plus photos and a movie.

An aerial tram that goes over the Niagara River Whirlpool area.

an aerial tram
an aerial tram
close-up of the aerial tram
Looking above the Whirlpool to the Niagara River
the Niagara River
close-up of the Niagara River
the Niagara River
more views of the class 6 rapids & Whirlpool on the Niagara River
the Whirlpool on the Niagara River
class 6 rapids
View of The American Falls from Prospect Street and Prospect Point. The mist from the Horseshoe Falls (Canadian falls) can also be seen.
sign - American Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
the grandson of the two RV Gypsies at Niagara Falls
The below photo was taken from Prospect Point, but it shows more of the area below
Niagara Falls
View of the Rainbow Bridge connecting NY and Canada
Rainbow Bridge
Back on the tour bus and crossing over the American Rapids Bridge, providing a quick view of the American Rapids
American Rapids Bridge
American Rapids Bridge
After a narrated drive around Goat Island and past Three Sisters Islands, the next stop was Terrapin Point which provided a great view of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side.
sign - Terrapin Point at Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls - Horseshoe Falls
the grandson of the two RV Gypsies at Niagara Falls
Lee Duquette and his grandson at Niagara Falls
The two RV Gypsies got their photos taken by their grandson. It was a hot day and Karen was wearing her fan around her neck, as usual.
Karen Duquette
Lee Duquette
Photos taken from Terrapin Point showing the Maid of the Mist. The two RV Gypsies and their grandson rode on the Maid of the Mist. In order not to overload this one web page with too many photos that would take too long to load, the photos from Maid of the Mist can be seen by choosing the link at the bottom of this page. So continue slowly on to the bottom of this page for that and more..........
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
the rapids going over the falls
Niagara River
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Looking at the Canada side of Niagara Falls - The tall building with the round part at the top is the Skylon. The two RV Gypsies took the elevator to the top of the Skylon and the photos are posted in another section of this website, so for now just continue on down this page.
Panarama view of Niagara Falls
A black/gray squirrel busy eating and did not mind how close Karen walked near it. No one else on the tour tried to photograph this cute little critter.
A black/gray squirrel
A black/gray squirrel
map of the Niagara Gorge
American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls
( from http://www.niagarafallslive.com/facts_about_niagara_falls.htm)
" Length of brink: 1060 feet
height: 176 feet (due to rocks at the base actual fall is 70 feet)
volume of water: 150,000 U.S. Gallons per second

Actual amount varies, there are two hydroelectric plants which draw water into their reservoirs prior to the Falls. Their intake greatly affects the volume of water flowing over the falls. The amount of water being siphoned away depends on two variables. The time of year, and the time of the day. Flow is greatest in the daytime during peak tourist
season (June, July, and August). In the event of an emergency the flow can be somewhat reduced by the hydroelectric companies increasing their intake. The Bridal Veil Falls is named for its appearance. It is located next to the American Falls, separated by a small piece of land called Luna Island."
The sub-menu below has ten sections of Niagara Falls in the USA that you may visit in any order you choose. The page you are on is not underlined and cannot be chosen from here. There is also a link to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls below, and a Flashback to 1968.
Bus / walking tour of the
Whirlpool Rapids and Niagara Falls
Whirlpool Jetboat video
Maid of the Mist
Cave of the Winds

Daredevil Museum and more

The Silo, Monuments,
and a sailboat
Erie Canal Locks, Lockport NY
Lockport Cave/underground boat ride
Fort Niagara and Niagara Lighthouse
Three Sisters Islands

FLASHBACK TO 1968 at Niagara Falls

look down
go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have visited all of the above sections, please continue on to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side- Journey Behind the Falls and a movie of the falls taken from the Skylon Tower.