|Niagara Falls, - The American Falls, New York|
When I got into college I went one time to them on a field trip, early in my studies of geology and never really appreciated what I was being taught. I must admit I was more into the fun of the trip and getting to know some of the opposite sex in my class better.
After that I always assumed I would get back to them but the opportunity to never seemed to develop until this summer. I finally got to go again. The one thing that amazed me was with all the trips I had to them we never took photo's. This time I was bound and determined to get some photos. The one thing I did regret was not bringing my passport with me because I always remembered the view was so much better on the Canadian side. Even without the passport I was determined to go and what a day I had of it with my son.
Here's what Wikipedia says of Niagara Falls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls
Enough talking and here are more pictures.
This is the map that they had posted throughout the park so you could figure out where you were at.
|The Rainbow bridge at Niagara Falls New York|
This was taken from the observation deck.
|American Falls, Niagara Falls New York|
I wondered if they were the same rocks I was seeing outcropping at the Eternal Flames Falls-
the Medina group. http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/UnitRefs/MedinaRefs_2722.html but I could be wrong on this. After reading Wikipedia its not the Medina group. The caprock, is more resistant and is the Lockport dolostone of Silurian age. This made sense to me because what I was seeing - looked like a limestone and since its so resistant I could see it being a dolostone.
|The Niagara River, near the American Falls - Niagara New York|
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Goats Island: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Island_%28New_York%29
Then we walked over to the Horseshoe Falls. I thought this was neat to see.
By this point we were both getting hungry and knew it was time to stop and get a bite before we looked at the Horseshoe Falls.
|Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls - New York|
|The American Falls, Niagara Falls New York|
Here's the webside for the state park http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/
And here's another one associated with New York state parks http://nysparks.com/parks/46/details.aspx
I know its a place to go for romance but its also a place to go just for the fun of it. The one thing that amazes me the most is that its not a National Park but only a State Park.