Niagara Falls in the Snow and Ice


The thundering Falls is quite the sight in winter. Ice makes the place magical. I was there yesterday at almost sunset and thought I would bring you along to see what I see. Just a quick post into the icy landscape called Niagara.


Small-PoolIt is not a place you get to see from here very often at sunset, especially in winter. The reason is the ice is treacherous getting up to the tower for this view. Also the park closes the gates about 4pm. I was there when the gates were closed.

falls12-12-14Quite a few birds make Niagara Falls home in winter. The reason? Plentiful food supply in the open water and the rocks and logs make a safe place from which to hunt.

Sun-n-TreesBirds also take shelter in the woods around the Falls. I photograph many songbirds in these woods. See the post, Birds in Winter Weather for some really pretty images of a variety of birds at this location. The woods and the upper rapids have birds by the thousands. It is one of the top places to see gulls for avid birdwatchers. And those liking red cardinals? A wonderful place to see them at their winter best.

Sunny-evening-in-woodsI am often the only visitor to the park in winter many days. People don’t know the beauty they are missing at this time of year.

Upper-RapidsI live so close that I can walk here anytime I know the trees are frozen. I feel like Elsa in the movie Frozen, my own frozen paradise.


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8 Responses to Niagara Falls in the Snow and Ice

  1. Looks so beautiful, yet so cold!!

  2. My Heartsong says:

    Beautiful hoar frost. And I can remember the noise from the rush of huge volumes of water as it comes over the rocks-powerful image.Most of our snow has melted as the temps rose to above zero.

  3. A.M.B. says:

    It’s lovely! I enjoy winter, though I haven’t quite recovered from last year’s freezing temperatures and snow (so, I can’t say I’m looking forward to the season this time around).

  4. A frozen paradise it is too! Breathtaking, Donna! 🙂

  5. When I look at your Falls pictures, Donna, I think of Frozen too. And there is so much beauty in nature in winter if we just look….and your photos show so much of that beauty….I loved seeing the Falls again.

  6. Wonderful! I could practically feel the thundering of the falls as I looked at the photos.

  7. Lyle Krahn says:

    The colours and textures of that first photo are fantastic.

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