Aerial views via tower or helicopter show how it all works. The Maid of the Mist provides the absolute best vantage point below the brink and the Journey Behind the Falls or Table Rock Point give you the best possible view from beside the Wonder. You have to experience all three to truly understand just how spectacular the Falls are. The Horseshoe Falls is 170 feet, and the water falls into the Maid of the Mist Pool. The deepest part of the Niagara River below is also 170 feet. The American Falls height varies at different points, ranging from 70 to 110 feet. Although you may not have thought as Niagara Falls as a place to swim, If you are going on a Niagara Falls holiday no matter if it is in the summer or winter, be sure to bring your swimming gear.