Picnic spot at the Whirlpool, Niagara Falls

Picnic spot at the Whirlpool, Niagara Falls

We spent a weekend in Niagara Falls recently. It was a relaxing little mini-vacation that consisted mainly of a bit of cycling, plenty of relaxation, a quite a bit of walking / hiking.

Our hike on Saturday took us down the escarpment to the Niagara River whirlpool, just downstream of the falls. This is an amazing place, totally different from the touristy madness near the falls. Very quiet, and only a few people to share this wonderful view with. We had a picnic lunch down here while watching the water whirl around this part of the gorge, and then hiked around some more.

It was a hot day, and there was definitely a temptation to go for a swim, but obviously that wouldn't have been a wise idea.

July 10, 2010.

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