Niagara FallsApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

It is hard to decide when the Niagara Falls are the most beautiful, during the icy days and nights of winter or the balmy summer. Wintertime viewing provides a sparkling small waterflow that rolls stunningly over the most picturesque icicles you have ever seen; a snow-capped true-to-form winter wonderland. When the ice melts into spring and summer you see the true pounding rush of the famed falls flanked by lush greenery. The Maid of the Mist boat tour that glides under the falls (don't worry they provide you with ponchos) is an awe-inspiring way to view the magnificent natural splendor from a different angle (runs daily April-Oct 10am-5pm, $8.50).