Short stopover – high flow rate
The falls were formed at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation when water from the new formed Great Lakes carved a path through there en route to the Atlantic Ocean
Location: Border of Ontario, Canada and New York, USA
Height: 51 m
Average flow rate: 2400 m³/s, highest flow rate in North America
My Tip: Choose the Canadian side of the falls for your visit. It offers the better viewpoints
My personal experience
I passed the falls on my way from Toronto to Cleveland. As they are a must-see, I was more then curious to see them. As the Canadian side offers a better view I tried to stop there. It’s not easy to find a spot for free parking, but even so doable – driving from the city, pass the falls and on your left-hand side the parking will be free. The walk back to the falls along the water is really enjoyable.
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