Niagara Falls Has (Mostly) Frozen And The Photos Are Ridiculously Beautiful

Parts of the Niagara Falls have frozen over due to a particularly cold spell, and people all over social media are sharing ridiculously gorgeous photos of it.

Temperatures have plunged across the US this week, bringing snow and ice with it, especially in the northeast where the Falls straddle the border between Canada and New York.

As you can see in this video (or guess from how water works) the falls themselves have not actually frozen.

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But nonetheless, enough of the surrounding area has been frozen over to make it look essentially like a Disney-esque winter wonderland. Enjoy some of the best photos people have been sharing of the spectacular scenery.

Niagara Falls winter wonderland❄️ • • I’ve always wanted a frozen winter shot here, so of course while planning a weekend in Toronto I had to wish for some snow to make a bus ride down there worth it. What I didn’t plan on was that my wish would turn into arctic temperatures and a winter storm that even Canadians seemed phased by. But regardless of the absurd cold, I don’t think there’s any question that seeing the falls like this was absolutely worth it. I’d say you can make a pretty strong case that winter is the most beautiful time to visit Niagara...of course you’d need to arguing that point to someone who doesn’t mind the cold or snow and doesn’t really want to do most of the tourist attractions that aren’t possible in the winter. Thanks for taking a frozen 4 hour bus ride just to appease my photo bucket list @ja9belfast , you’re the best😘. • • #instagood10k #keepitwild #wanderlust #keepexploring #neature #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #waterfall #waterfallsfordays #lifeofadventure #seekthetrails #letsgosomewhere #amazingtravelbeauty #waterfalls #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #earth_deluxe #niagarafallscanada #journeybehindthefalls #winterwonderland #niagarafallsontario
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"Lots of magic happening in Niagara’s frozen wonderland right now!" Instagram user wrote, sharing one of the best photographs of the lot.

"There really is nothing like it; the powerful falls rushing over and everything surrounding them from the railings to the trees to the buildings, are coated in a thick layer of ice. If you have the chance to visit while it’s still freezing outside, make the effort because it’s well worth it. I think I love it even more during the winter than the warmer weather!"

Simply stunning.