Here at OnlyInYourState, we have a thing for waterfalls. Some may even call it an obsession! And in New York? Well, the waterfall wanderlust is real, as not only is our state home to *the* Niagara Falls, but it’s also home to one of the most enchanting, straight-from-a-fairy-tale waterfalls in the country! If you’re looking for a unique, only in New York kind of experience that’s truly next level, the Niagara Falls light show is hard to beat. Transforming the star of our country’s oldest state park into something so spectacular it’ll leave you speechless, see why this one incredible light show belongs at the very top of your bucket list.

For a peek at the light show that will likely inspire you to plan a trip, check out our video below:

Have you experienced the Niagara Falls light show before? There really is nothing more spectacular in the country! And if you’re lucky enough to experience this light show during the winter when Niagara Falls is frozen, well, prepare to have your jaw drop.

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What are some facts about Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls is not only one of the best-known state parks in New York, but also in the world. The first state park designated in the United States, this natural attraction attracts some 30 million visitors each year and is a true American icon. Draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the falls -- technically a set of three cascades -- are one of the most powerful on the continent, with six million cubic feet of water flowing every minute. It's a magnificent spectacle to see in person and a humbling reminder of Mother Nature's prowess. In terms of things to see at Niagara Falls, there are a number of viewpoints can be found on both countries' sides of the falls; in the U.S., Observation Tower, Terrapin Point, and Whirlpool State Park all offer million-dollar views of some of the cascade's coolest features.

What are some other incredible waterfalls in New York?

While Niagara Falls -- and the nightly light show -- are certainly bucket-list worthy, this superlative star isn't the only must-visit cascade in the Empire State. Watkins Glen State Park is the most popular state park in the Finger Lakes region, and for good reason. The park's iconic Rainbow Bridge and Falls are absolutely breathtaking - so beautiful, in fact, they don't look real. The hikes in this state park are enchanting; the trails wind through verdant green forests that feature stone staircases, secret caves, and trickling waterfalls. Watkins Glen State Park is the closest you'll come to visiting Tolkien's Middle Earth... and it's an absolutely sublime experience.

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