We recently got back from a family vacation to beautiful Niagara Falls. Absolutely magnificent! If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it! The falls were the most powerful, amazing and awesome sight! On my birthday we rode on the Maid of the Mist, which was a wonderful experience. While we were there, we also took the walk behind the falls, rode on the "Whirlpool Aerocar", and went on the whitewater walk. All were great experiences, but my favorite was definitely the Maid of the Mist (and I usually don't even "do" boats!) It was an absolute delight to be down on the water right next to the falls, and get soaking wet! I feel so blessed to have been able to be there and share the experience with my husband and daughters. We all had a great time. The town of Niagara Falls, Canada, is very much a tourist trap, but we still enjoyed it, and even had some fun playing mini golf, going to Ripley's Believe it or Not, and playing arcade games. But the big attraction was definitely the falls. We could stand and stare at them for hours!
We also drove to the nearby town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was a lovely drive past vineyards, orchards, and beautiful homes and countryside. The town is very cute and historical, and has nice shops and restaurants (a little pricey, though). On our way back to our hotel we stopped at a roadside fruit stand and bought delicious peaches and cherries. We also saw Lake Ontario, toured Old Fort George, and visited a historic home that survived the war of 1812. It was a fun vacation, and one we will never forget.