- By Kevin
- On Jun 20, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Niagara Falls National Park guides, make you getting to know the story of the Niagara Falls, one of the most beautiful wonder of the nature and the world.
Niagara Falls has the honor of being the oldest state park in the United States, formed in 1885. It goes without saying that water is the main attraction of Niagara Falls. About 300 acres of the over 400-acre state park are under water. Although not the highest waterfalls in the world, they move an incredible volume of water (more than 280 tons per second) over the precipice. The rushing water drains from four of the five great lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie, before it plunges over the falls.
Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Niagara Falls State Park is an enduring legacy of the man who believed that Niagara belongs to all of us. Native vegetation and wildflowers display what Olmsted described as the “exceeding loveliness of the rock foliage.” The park’s network of footpaths through wooded areas and along the banks of the Niagara River allows visitors to see nature at her best.
According to legend, the honeymoon trend was started in 1801 when the daughter of future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, Theodosia, and her new husband, Joseph Alston, traveled to Niagara Falls a few months before their marriage. Then in 1804, several months after his marriage, Jerome Bonaparte, (Napoleon’s younger brother) honeymooned at the falls with his American bride, Elizabeth Patterson.
Mrs. Annie Taylor, a 63-yearold widowed school teacher, decided a trip over the falls in a wooden barrel was her
ticket to fame and fortune. On October 24, 1901, she became the first person to survive a trip over the falls and as she emerged from her barrel, she reportedly said, “No one ought to ever do that again.”
“Niagara was at once stamped upon my heart, an image of Beauty; to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat forever.” – Charles Dickens