Anyone caught in North America, should not fail to take the exciting trip to the beautiful Niagara Falls. This coincidence is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.
The substantial Niagara Falls is located in the U.S. state of New York. The geographical location is in the eastern part of North America at the border between the U.S and Canada.
This huge landmark was formed 12, 000 years ago and it is due to the melting glaciers that the large North American lakes formed. The water of one of them, Erie, is directed to the lower Lake Ontario.
Although not particularly high the Niagara Falls is very wide and is the largest in North America. He falling water dug a watercourse, which prevents the massive bodies of water to be drained off. The gorge itself extends about 30 cm per year.
Niagara Falls is a world famous tourist attraction, while a valuable source of hydroelectric power and challenging project for environmental protection. The water propels the powerful hydroelectric turbine that produces the electricity for the southern province of Ontario in Canada and western New York.
Niagara Falls consists of three parts: Canadian Falls also known as the Horseshoe, American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls. Canadian Falls has a crescent shape and a height of 54 meters. Its water flow is about nine times greater than that of its American equivalent.
Niagara Falls is also called, the Onguiara which in Indian means, thunderous roar.
The best enjoyment at Niagara Falls is the boat tour. If you are brave enough to get in one of them, which goes to the very bottom of the horseshoe. Of course there is the opportunity to enjoy the majestic scenery on foot among the beautiful park overlooking the water falling, also there have been bridges especially built.