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A Virtual Made in the Mist - OU02C9

 View the Falls From the Lower River

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 43° 04.880' W 79° 04.520' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 06 July 2011
 Date Created: 06 July 2011
 Last Modified: 11 April 2013
 Waypoint: OU02C9


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 2 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
5167 Visitors
5 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Access Fee Required Wheelchair Access Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Cache is spotlighted in...A Geocaching Blog from Opencaching North America - 10 April 2013.   The blog post actually details four ways to complete the requirements for this virtual in more detail than I initially did below, so you may wish to check it out. 

I visited Niagara Falls during my stay in Western New York for GeoWoodstock IX, over the Canada Day / Independence Day weekend, 2011.  My son and I took the Maid of the Mist ride to get a look of the falls, up close.  I can't recommend it enough.  If you ara at or near Niagara Fall, you need to experience the falls in this way.

Though the cache is listed as being in New York, you can complete this virtual cache, from either Ontario or New York, without the need for a passport.  The Maid of the Mist is the only tour service that offers a view of the Falls from the water and operates between April and October, from both the US and Canadian shores.  There is a fee to take the boat ride.  Follow the previous link for current prices. The Maid of the Mist boats are are wheelchair and stroller accessiblee.

If you have another legal way to access the lower river, you are free to use it.  I would not recommend taking a barrel over the falls, though.


View from New York

Horseshoe from Canada

LOGGING REQUIREMENTS: Simply take a photo of yourself and / or your GPS with the Niagara Falls in the background - from the water, below.  Your photo does not need to be taken from the precise coords.  Additionally, you may include either the American or Horseshoe Falls in your picture.




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Log Entries    {{found}} 6x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 2x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 12 July 2016 crazyhick50 Found it

Came here with my wife and Rode maid of the mist while at Niagara a am and now soaking wet thanks for the fun and the virtual cache its been a great trip

1 10 January 2014 geyerwally Found it

Yes. Yes. Yes. Im Herbst unternahmen wir eine Indian Summer-Reise durch die Oststaaten der USA sowie den Osten Canadas. Via London kamen wir nach Boston und dann ging es mit dem Auto über Montreal, Ottawa nach Toronto und selbstverständlich zu den Niagarafällen. Weiter nach New York, Atlantic City und Philadelphia. Nach einer ausführlichen Besichtigung von Washington DC ging es zurück.

1 06 September 2011 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

After several emails back and forth to DudleyGrunt, he determined that IE9 was the reason I couldn't log any comments with my found log. I'm now using Firefox as my web browser for opencaching. Who knows, maybe I'll make the complete switch if I like it.

Anyway Mrs. sfcchaz and I had a great time on the Maid of the Mist today. For some fortunate reason our boat was less than one quarter full. We were able to move around freely and get any shot we wanted. The boats before and after us were packed in like sardines.

I have to say that this is my favorite cache to date and gets a recommendation star from me. Thanks DG for bringing us on the tour.

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Mr. and Mrs. sfcchaz on the Maid of the Mist.
Mr. and Mrs. sfcchaz on the Maid of the Mist.

1 03 September 2011 Rayman Found it

Well I hope that my visit to this cache qualifies. I debated long about whether or not to do it this way, so if it doesn't meet the requirements feel free to delete my log.

I knew that anyone could access the lower river by taking the elevators down into the gorge from the obervation deck without having to go on the Maid of the Mist. The fee for this is only $1, and free during the winter months. So that's exactly what I did. I paid my $1 and made the 200' or so descent into the gorge with an elevator full of tourists. I had gone over to the stairs to the base of the American Falls before, but it's been many many years. I don't recall at all getting as wet as I did last time I went. Before I even climbed the stairs I was pretty wet. Of course I was probably the only one there who hadn't taken the boat ride so I didn't have the convenience of a blue poncho. Nevertheless, I did make the climb all the way to the top of the stairs and got promptly soaked, and I loved it on this very warm 90° early September day. I took a bunch of pictures from down there hoping that some of them would turn out since I couldn't see the screen on my camera.

Thanks for getting me back down into the gorge again to experience the fury of the falls! I had a blast down there and my whole day walking around the park.

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Rayman at the base of American Falls
Rayman at the base of American Falls
Another GPS shot below the falls
Another GPS shot below the falls
From the top of the stairs. You really get soaked here!
From the top of the stairs. You really get soaked here!
The calmer side of the river
The calmer side of the river

1 25 August 2011 Mr.Yuck Found it

Took Mrs. Yuck out for an anniversary (a day late on her day off) Maid of the mist boat ride and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. Actually met a Geocacher from Reno, Nevada on the boat (I was wearing my Geocaching T-Shirt). I told him how it was an OCUS virtual, and a new challenge, but I forgot his handle a minute after he told me, and he'll probably log neither. Used the American side boat ride, and it is always an awesome experience. Also never realized the stairs that go about 3/4 the way up the American Falls were included with your Maid of the Mist ticket, we did that, and you barely even got wet there. Thanks for placing your "vacation virtual" DG, you sure hit a home run with it. Hope to see many more logs for this virtual in the future.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Money shot in front of American Falls
Money shot in front of American Falls
American Falls from the boat
American Falls from the boat
Mrs. Yuck, with really bad sunglasses, under the Canadian Falls
Mrs. Yuck, with really bad sunglasses, under the Canadian Falls
Top o' the stairs up the falls on American side
Top o' the stairs up the falls on American side