The Niagara Gorge runs for 7 miles downstream, and ends at the Escarpment at Queenston. Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, and as such you’ll be walking for extensive amounts of time, so be sure to bring your favorite sneakers or comfortable moccasins. Many of the other attractions in the area such as the Niagara Falls State Park, Fort Niagara, Botanical Gardens, Niagara on the Lake, wineries and more all require extensive walking to fully enjoy the experience. Niagara Falls are special in so many ways, but the most important is the sheer volume of water that flows over the brink. 600,000 gallons per second, in fact. The Falls is NOT the tallest in the world. It only measures 170 feet deep and 2200 feet wide. The best way to experience the Falls is to make sure you view it from ABOVE, BELOW AND BESIDE.