Wednesday, Sept 21st was my 9th anniversary! My husband and I spent the day pretty much walking around. First we headed to Old Fort Niagara; we drove through the state park and walked along the shore of Lake Ontario (where I found YELLOW beach glass!!). Then we headed to the fort. We spent a couple of hours touring the fort; it was pretty neat and plan on returning with the kids! If you’re even in the Niagara Falls area take the drive along the Rober Moses Pkwy and take a tour yourself- it’s worth it!
After we were done in the fort we lunched in the little village of Youngstown then headed back along the gorge- the Devil’s Hole gorge trail was calling to us! We took a walk down LOTS of stairs then walk along the gorge for about 1.5 miles (if not more). The power of the river is amazing that close up. The water was a beautiful turquoise color and the leaves were just starting to change. At the other end of the trail we walk up LOTS of stairs then visited Whirlpool State Park- it’s a big bend in the river where there are lots of rapids and a wicked whirlpool.
We then continued on the Niagara Falls (where we’ve been many times) and just wandered around the souvenir shops for a little while. A dinner at Duff”s ended our day; we then headed home to pick up the kids!
Here’s a few of my favorites from our day and you can see more in the 2011 photography gallery. Thanks for looking!