Niagara Falls - Part 2

April 26, 2017

Welcome back to Part 2 of my Niagara Falls, New York vacation.  If this is your first time visiting this post about my Niagara Falls trip, then you can to read all about the start of our vacation Part 1.

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We arrived at Niagara Falls in the early evening after a long train ride from New York City.  The Amtrak train - Maple Leaf - took us about 10 hours due to some train troubles.  The train should of taken about 8 1/2 hours without delays, but it was worth it.

We were able to see pretty views along the way and we did not have to worry about driving our car.  I liked that we could relax and be able to read, walk around, there were restrooms, and also available were various drinks and snacks to purchase, and free wifi.

To read more about Niagara Falls you can click the link HERE.  We had dinner and then decided to take a short walk from the restaurant to the Falls.

Below you can see it was getting dark.  Across the falls you can see the Skyline Tower, which is an observation tower, all lit up in green because it was St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017.

niagara falls @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

The beautiful Niagara Falls at night time, and across the falls is Canada.

niagara falls @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

I really love the way the falls looked all lit up in red.  Below the falls there was a boat that had a huge light that showed up a red color that lit up the falls.  It made the water falls look so pretty.

niagara falls at Julie's Creative Lifestyle

That night when we arrived back at our hotel room after our walk to the falls, we saw an awesome fire works display right outside our hotel window.  The show lasted for about 25 minutes and it was so nice to watch and see the fire works light up the sky.

The next morning we could see that it was snowing out and this was our view outside our hotel room, Wingate by Wyndham.

You can see one of Niagara Falls oldest churches, called St. Mary of the Cataract, and you can see the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the distance.

Another view below looking outside our hotel window to the left.  That large building was also where we walked for our awesome St. Patrick's Day dinner at the Third Street Retreat Eatery and Pub.  We had an awesome dinner and green beer to celebrate the occassion.

After we had our breakfast in the lobby, and we were happy that it was included in our stay, we took a 15 minute walk down to the falls.

The view was not too clear due to the snow that was falling, but it still looked beautiful.  If you look right across the falls you can see the clouds covering part of the Skylon Tower.

Below is the view looking across the falls into Canada.

Even though parts of the falls were covered in snow it looked so beautiful.  I thought that we were going to get soaked from the water but we were lucky that it wasn't windy out.

niagara falls at Julie's Creative Lifestyle

The weather was cold but we were bundled up.  It was kind of nice to be sightseeing during off season and not be hot and sweating in the summertime.

We had plenty of room to go right up to the rails and look at the falls without large crowds blocking our view.

niagara falls at Julie's Creative Lifestyle

niagara falls at Julie's Creative Lifestyle

I really enjoyed the two days we had visiting Niagara Falls.  I hope I have inspired you to visit this beautiful scenic spot sometime for your next vacation.

Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?  I'd love to know.

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Thanks everyone and enjoy!



  1. Thank you so much for sharing. That's a place I definitely want to visit. Your photos are stunning!

  2. WOW! The falls look amazing any time of the day, but at night with the lights on them, took my breath away!

    Hugs to you, Julie!

  3. I agree...WOW! It really looks amazing with the snow around. At first I couldn't believe how much snow there is but I know they showed that area getting snow on the Weather channel. It looks amazing and was a great time to visit. Love the colored lights and views of the city, too. Beautiful...every where you look! I've never been but would love to go sometime. I have been looking at train trips too. Hugs, Diane

  4. We keep talking about going there again....actually my son and husband will be going in June for a Comic Book show. I have been going to Niagara Falls since I was little and seeing them never gets old!

  5. It's been so long since I have been there I can tell even remember when it was! At least 30 years ago I'm sure.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip Julie!


  6. Well, you really did justice to that beautiful place that has been a destination for so many newly married and for those that love powerful creation views! Really amazing! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us! Always, Roxy

  7. We went there last Spring Break, Julie. We went both to Canada and US sides. It's beautiful indeed...will share it soon in my blog :)

  8. Hi Julie, what an amazing trip!! Your photos are incredible. I have not been so you are inspiring to make a trip.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend ahead. xo

  9. What an amazing trip and your photo's are stunning. Yes, I have been to the Falls, but about 30 years ago. Was at a convention in Canada and one of the excursions was to the Falls. So glad that I went.

    Have a terrific weekend.


  10. Lovely pictures.. you reminds me New york Niagara trip back in 2011..

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  11. So beautiful, Julie! The falls are amazing and the city in the background is wonderful. Sounds like a great little getaway! I've been to Niagara Falls, many years ago as a newlywed. It is truly awesome! Sending hugs xo Karen

  12. I went to Niagara Falls with my parents years, upon years ago, Julie. I would love to see it again. Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

  13. It's really amazing at night, isn't it? You took so many great photos...and look at all that snow! I'm glad it's just in the pictures!! Tee hee... ;) Thanks for sharing, Julie. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!


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