As we all know, the Polar Vortex visited the North East this winter, and decided to stay. We in Niagara Falls are used to cold and snowy winters, even more so is our well-known neighbor, Buffalo. (Remember the Blizzard of 1977?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHdnpVDEE8o
While the Falls were not completely frozen, (as many people on the internet were claiming) they were quite close to freezing at one point. We picked a “warmer” sunny day to take these photos to share with you.
If you’re interested, here are some real facts about the how’s and when’s of frozen Niagara.
The pictures are mainly of the American Falls, taken from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did taking them.
A good example of the freeze.
Notice how the Bridalveil Falls to the right, are more frozen than the rushing water on the left.
This is the Island that separates the American and Horseshoe Falls. Note that even it is affected by the extreme cold, in the form of these magnificent icicles.
An up close view of Bridalveil drama.
Like icing on a cake.
This structure was actually used in the 1958 movie “Niagara”, staring Marilyn Monroe. It was used as part of the set portraying a motel and individual cabins over-looking the Falls. Sorry to disappoint you, there never has been a motel this close, with such a vantage point. Looks good on film though.
This couple seems to be enjoying themselves.
Even the foliage couldn’t escape the ice.
I guess the Christmas lights are there until the thaw?
As you see in this distant shot of the Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Falls, Ontario, the water is not frozen. But no matter, summer or winter, you have to admit, it’s pretty darn cool!