We couldn’t agree more with the New York Times when they chose Niagara Falls as part of the “52 Places to Go in 2014”. It is an honor to be featured in this article and exciting to see Old Fort Niagara chosen as the picture to represent our great region. Also, making the highlights was the NCCC Culinary Institute. After visiting the icy falls last week, my guests and I walked Old Falls Street to the NCCC Culinary Institute and enjoyed a gelato and hot chocolate. It was a perfect way to spend a winter afternoon in the city we love.
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!