Horseshoe Falls - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Horseshoe Falls
Also known as Canadian Falls, it is the largest of the three waterfalls that collectively form Niagara Falls.
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67.73km from Horseshoe Falls
A commercial and residential district, containing numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13 acres (5.3 ha) district comprises more than forty heritage buildings and ten streets and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.
Huron Historic Gaol
225.43km from Horseshoe Falls
Huron Historic Gaol is an interesting piece of local history. The structure was built in 1882 which gives it a classic Victorian flair. This small building that was originally used to house prisoners for minor crimes has been recreated into a museum full of historical artifacts and displays surrounding the Huron County Courthouse and its surrounding area. Visitors can take part in displays about the criminal justice system, take a look through the prison's historic cell block and more.
225.5km from Horseshoe Falls
Courthouse Square considered the birthplace of modern-day Port Huron, the area served as an important center for commerce and education from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. As the county seat, it housed all administrative offices for the local government until 1989 when those functions were moved to a new courthouse facility nearby. Despite the relocation, Courthouse Square continues to play an important role in Penn Township's history.
Huron County Museum
225.51km from Horseshoe Falls
The Huron County Museum is a great place for learning about the history of the area. Its collections include Native American artifacts, artwork, furniture, tools and clothing from the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Visitors can also explore interactive exhibits such as a replica settler's cabin that they can climb inside to experience pioneer life as it was during those times. A library with an extensive collection of county history books is available to those interested in doing research.
225.96km from Horseshoe Falls
The Menesetung Bridge is an iconic structure that has drawn the attention of locals and tourists alike. Spanning across the Crystal River in Port Austin Township, the bridge was first constructed in 1921 and subsequently renovated twice by its original designer, William Dick. It proudly stands as a Chicago-style steel Warren truss bridge with a length of 171 feet and three panel sections. In recent decades, it has been declared as an official Michigan Historic Site.
226.4km from Horseshoe Falls
The Goderich Lighthouse constructed in 1858 and looming at 65 feet tall, the structure provides a picturesque beacon from the Port of Goderich. Visitors can explore the area and enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking and fishing. Stairs at the base of the building reach up to a miniature balcony, ready to grant panoramic views of the region. Furthermore, folk art displays on the doorways honor local traditions along with colorful gardensgreens the lighthouse.
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What Visitors Say About Horseshoe Falls
This was the first time I saw the Niagara Falls in the winter. As you can see, it was beautiful!