28th Jul 2012
Niagara Falls, New York
Well, we have reached another cornerstone of our road trip; we are as far into the upper northeast as we will go, from here we turn south. We are camped at Four Mile Creek State Park in New York. It is located on one of the Great Lakes about 15 miles north of Niagara Falls. From the campground we can gaze upon Lake Ontario and it looks as vast as an ocean except we can see the skyline of Toronto Canada some 30 miles across the water.
Four mile Creek State Park campground is another gem we just lucked upon, it is a very nice campground. It is almost full as this is the weekend but the sites are spaced out and it doesn’t feel crowded at all. Most of the license plates are from New York or Ontario Canada.
After setting up and taking care of the dogs we drove down to Niagara Falls. Being early afternoon on a Saturday it was a sea of humanity. Like many of the popular tourist spots we have stopped at, we found ourselves being in the minority. I don’t mean as old people or southern, but as good old English speaking homogenized Americans. Lots of visitors from India at the falls today, plus several French speaking tour groups, and the usual mix of everyone else. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just different that’s all.
Tomorrow we are going to cross the border and visit the Canadian side of the falls. We could see long lines of cars at the border crossings today so we are going to leave early and hopefully have less traffic waiting at the bridge crossings.