Martin at Niagara FallsWelcome to my blog. I am really excited, as a mouse can be, to bring you tales of my adventures and travels.

I begin with my trip to Niagara Fall, NY.

The Falls were a sight to behold. I didn’t leave the hotel because there were so many people around. The falls looked tremendous from the hotel room I shared with a couple of humans.

The falls and rivers separate Canada from the U.S.A.


Martin at Niagara Falls

There is so much water rushing over the Falls. There are boats, like the Maid of the Mist, that carries people into the spray of the Falls. I like water, but that is too much for me.

I heard the Falls froze once, and parts of it freeze every year. Not the whole falls, but parts of it and the ice it creates is amazing.

There is even a rusting dredging scow in the upstream river years. It has been caught on the rocks and it moved for the first time in a hundred years in 2019. All that pounding water, wind, and waves is taking its toll on the scow, or barge. I was glad I could see it.

Here are 5 more fun facts about Niagara Falls:

  1. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in America
  2. It is comprised of three waterfalls, the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  3. In some sections, Niagara Falls’ vertical height is over 176 feet
  4. The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was a 63-year-old school teacher
  5. 50 to 75 percent of the water flowing along the Niagara River is diverted to hydroelectric power generating stations

I would recommend every one of my friends to see Niagara Falls. It is a natural wonder.