Take a ride on the Mist…Maid of the Mist that is!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011

All aboard! Alright I know this is quite sad, but last Saturday was the first time I had even ridden on the Maid of the Mist. I have been living in Niagara for the past 4 years and I had never thought about riding on this boat. And honestly, it was a great time.

Legend of the Maid of the Mist states that the daughter of a Chief was sacrificed by her father and her tribe to ward of evil spirits that haunt them. Therefore, she was sent in a canoe over the brink of the falls. Whether or not you believe in legends, the story itself has been passed down throughout the years and still remains an important story in Niagara Falls.

The story itself is one of the main reasons that I decided to take the trip, as well as my boyfriend and I thought that it would be a cool thing to do on a hot summer day. The ride itself was both exhilarating and wet (so wear your rain jacket, you will get soaked if you don’t), as we got close to the falls. A recorded voice also talks about the American and Canadian falls, as well as briefly outlines the differences they laid between Canadians and Americans during the War of 1812.

Even though I was not able to take great photos because my camera got very wet. I will never forget the fun we had together on this mystical ride towards the falls. This is just one of the many things to do by the falls. Don’t miss out!!!

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