Cave of the Winds
While your group is visiting Niagara Falls, you should check out the Cave of the Winds Tour at Niagara Falls State Park. It offers visitors a unique soaking experience. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the experience.
The team will begin the journey with an elevator ride 175 feet down into the Niagara Gorge. Group members will wear a souvenir rain poncho and specially designed sandals. After the ride, visitors will follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck. The deck is just a breathtaking few feet from the torrents of Niagara Falls. This area is where the Bridal Veil Falls creates tropical storm-like conditions. There is nowhere else on earth that is closer to the falls.
In the spring, the location offers special Cave of the Winds Tours to visitors. In the course of the experience, guests will have the opportunity to see the decks being built for the upcoming season. There are skilled workers that rebuild the wooden boardwalks that will allow the summer guests to reach the Hurricane Deck. The walkways and decks are removed each November and reassembled in the spring to protect them from the extreme winter weather conditions that prevail in the Niagara Gorge.
There is not an actual cave at the location. The original cave was a natural cave that was located behind Bridal Veil Falls. The cave was discovered in 1834 and was originally dubbed Aeolus’ Cave. It was named after the Greek god of winds. Tours of the cave officially started in 1841 and continued until a rock fall in 1920 that made the passage no longer safe for visitors. The location reopened in 1924. The winds at this famous cave can reach up to 68mph underneath the falls.