Niagara Falls: Frozen Falls

When I heard that Niagara Falls had frozen over I had to go see it. This was not a far trip for me, I am only a short car drive from Niagara Falls. I bundled up in as many layers as I could but the frigid air found its way through the layers of fabric. The air at first wasn’t too cold, yet the closer we got to the falls, the colder it became. As we entered the usual dense mist of Niagara Falls, we were hit by ice pellets. It was a painfully cold experience. However, the view was well worth it. Niagara Falls is a winter wonderland. The trees were completely coated in snow. Every branch was dipped in ice. The wind had drifted the snow to create monstrous snow piles, where you could get a prime view of the falls. The usually cascading waterfalls crashed down in massive ice formations at the foot of the waterfall. Trudging through the snow in subzero weather was well worth it to see Niagara Falls as a winter wonderland.

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18 responses to “Niagara Falls: Frozen Falls

  1. If you can kind of suck it up and deal with it, winter’s really beautiful. As bad as this winter has been I still don’t think I’d want to live anywhere without seasons.

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  2. Cool pictures! My girlfriend and I live in NYC and it’s been freezing out here too. If only we lived closer to the falls, we definitely would’ve made a trip out there.

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  3. I haven’t ever been there in the Winter – how cool! It’s amazing that something so powerful and enormous could freeze! Natural wonder is right.

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  4. Nice story and pictures, Anna. I recently published a two part series about a guy (me) slightly younger than you who first saw Niagara Falls for the first time, and learned a little about winter driving in NY State,…50 years ago. See: http://wp.me/p37YEI-1sk I hope you enjoy. M 🙂

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