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    Nature gives Niagara Falls an icy new look

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    If you thought it felt icy out there Friday, take a look at some of these stone-cold shots we took up in Niagara Falls!

    Trees, view finders and street lamps located near one of the most breath-taking sites in all of Western New York are covered in ice! Temperatures have remained below freezing over the past few days, allowing water droplets from the falls to accumulate and freeze on to objects such as trees, cars, railings, sidewalks etc…

    Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications:

    Don’t let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara – and all inside.

    If it is too cold for the kids, they can discover penguins feel the same way at aquarium “Penguin Day Camps” running 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 28 and 30. Families with children ages 6-plus can dive deep with staffers at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 as part of a “Sharks in Depth.” For all the kids who like to ask “Why?”, the hands-on junior scientist class running from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dec. 29 will show them how to find the answer.

    “Our classes are meant to be fun ways for young and old to experience the aquarium during a time families traditionally gather,” educator Katherine Jones said. “We offer a chance to continue the learning through the break and create new memories as a family.”

    Niagara Falls still stunning in the dead of winter

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    Although this was just posted recently, it is about a visit to Niagara Falls last winter.

    From MySanAntonio.com:

    … the highlight of our visit to Ontario was the trip to Niagara Falls, which is about 80 miles on Queen Elizabeth Way, or 90 minutes away.

    The bus ride by City Sightseeing Toronto was comfortable and filled with places to see before and after the trip to Niagara Falls with friendly tourists from several countries.

    But the anticipation of seeing the 180-foot Falls was all we could think about. Even the cold — about 15-20 degrees most days during our February trip – was not on our minds. We thought we were prepared for what we’d see, knowing the Falls area gets about 56 inches of snow a year and it doesn’t melt until spring.

    Everything was white. Snow and ice covered everything we saw. The walkway from the bus parking lot to the lodge near the Falls was covered in snow, but it was not slippery. It’s well-tended and appears to be frequently salted or plowed.

    The roar of the Falls is loud, with a tremendous amount of water flowing from Lake Ontario onto the Niagara River, but during the winter, portions of the Falls freeze, reducing the flow.

    Winter fun at Snow Park

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo (the short article is accompanied by a 35 second video):

    If the chilly temperatures have you aching for some winter fun, Niagara Falls has you covered.

    Snow Park has converted part of its giant tubing hill into a snowboarding and skiing terrain park.

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