Today, here near Buffalo, NY, it was -1°F with a wind chill of -19°…but the sun was out!! Seems like we haven’t seen the sun in a long time! So, what else was there to do than to head outside and soak up the sun! LOL
Now, there has been a link going around on FB and other sites that Niagara Falls is frozen solid; it’s not true. But, there is a lot of ice and the mist freezes in the air and coats everything in ice and feels like a hail storm. The trees, lamp posts and railings are coated in ice and frozen snow. It looks fluffy, but it’s frozen solid!
There was a lot of mist today so it was hard to see the actual falls; we headed over to the Canadian side to get a better view of the falls.
Niagara Falls below zero
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Wednesday, Sept 21st was my 9th anniversary! My husband and I spent the day pretty much walking around. First we headed to Old Fort Niagara; we drove through the state park and walked along the shore of Lake Ontario (where I found YELLOW beach glass!!). Then we headed to the fort. We spent a couple of hours touring the fort; it was pretty neat and plan on returning with the kids! If you’re even in the Niagara Falls area take the drive along the Rober Moses Pkwy and take a tour yourself- it’s worth it!
After we were done in the fort we lunched in the little village of Youngstown then headed back along the gorge- the Devil’s Hole gorge trail was calling to us! We took a walk down LOTS of stairs then walk along the gorge for about 1.5 miles (if not more). The power of the river is amazing that close up. The water was a beautiful turquoise color and the leaves were just starting to change. At the other end of the trail we walk up LOTS of stairs then visited Whirlpool State Park- it’s a big bend in the river where there are lots of rapids and a wicked whirlpool.
We then continued on the Niagara Falls (where we’ve been many times) and just wandered around the souvenir shops for a little while. A dinner at Duff”s ended our day; we then headed home to pick up the kids!
Here’s a few of my favorites from our day and you can see more in the 2011 photography gallery. Thanks for looking!
Fort Niagara overview
me and the hubby