This 1,275 word story describes a short one-day trip from Toronto
with suggestions for meal stops, tourism infromation sources, etc.
NIAGARA, THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN THE FALLS.
By Pam Hobbs
Accordingly I have seen
the famous Falls in all seasons,
and all weather. I arrived one
day at seven in the morning and found the main attraction marred by
a film crew and its attendant gear. I have seen them in January when
the spray turns roadside trees into a fairyland of frozen filigree and
icicles several feet long. In April when Queen Victoria Park is
carpeted with 500,000 daffodils, and a month later when frothy
blossoms of fruit trees line the parkway. Once we brought a
mustard-keen photographer to the Falls only to discover the
American side turned off for repairs!
September is my favorite
time, when the maples turn
scarlet and black squirrels
outnumber people, and we buy
baskets of grapes and pears from
Jesuit missionary Father Louis
Hennepin was the first white
man to record seeing the Falls.
Natives living in the area called it
Onigra, (Thunder of Water) and sacrificed some of their most
beautiful maidens over them. Why honeymooners continue to flock
here is anyone's guess. Perhaps Napoleon's brother started the trend .