From Detroit, we moved on to New York via Canada. After a long (hour and a half) wait to cross the Canadian border we had a very pleasant drive across some very pretty farmland before arriving at Niagara Falls. Driving Niagara parkway from south to north along the Niagara River provides a very scenic approach to the Canadian side of the falls.
There are some beautiful homes along this road. Some are old and some are new. And there is quite a variation in style. Among the newer homes, this traditional and starkly modern home stand close together.
In the distance, the city of Niagara beckons.
Unfortunately, when you reach the city, it becomes one of the ugliest tourist traps that I have ever seen. From suspended wire-walker to wax museums, Niagara has it all.
Once you find a place to park near the falls - no mean feat at this time of year - the natural beauty of the place shines through.
There are even some very attractive gardens anchored by this statue of Canada's King George VI, "A Very Gallant Gentleman."