Niagara Falls is the oldest State Park. It was established in 1885. It is easily accessible for those in a wheelchair. (James was in his wheelchair so I know from personal experience.) Everyone we encountered was exceptionally friendly and helpful.
After scoping out the falls last night we decided that we would buy the Discovery Pass which allows entry to the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, the aquarium, an Imax movie, and unlimited rides on the trolley all day. We figured we wouldn't use it for all of the attractions but it would still be a money saver.
The ride on the trolley was very accommodating for James and the tour guide was friendly and informative. We found out that it is only illegal to try to go over the falls if you survive and the fine is $10,000. The first person to go over the falls was a 63 year old schoolteacher who went over the falls in a barrel in 1901.
We rode the trolley around to the Maid of the Mist as we decided this would be our first attraction. There was practically no wait. You can feel the force of the falls in the water as the boat sways back and forth. As you approach the falls, the cool mist from the falls is enough to cool you down. Johnathan loved this part.
After the Maid of the Mist, we decided to get some lunch then head towards the Cave of the Winds tour.
Daniel said this was probably the most exhilarating feeling he's ever experienced. This part of the tour is called the Hurricane because of the wind and water that is produced from the waterfall. Alex actually fell while going up the stairs. Of course John loved it! Daniel, Alex and John did it twice while I waited at the lower section with James and Amada.
We enjoyed some ice cream before leaving. The kids wanted to take their picture with this statue.
We leave in the morning to head to Lake George, NY where we will visit the Six Flags and hopefully get to see the Statue of Liberty.