The temperatures were just bearable enough for people to take off their gloves to shoot videos and take pictures of the natural wonder, which normally sees more than 700,000 gallons of water fall per second. “It’s like nature is bigger than us,” Emmanuel LaBlanc, a French native, told WIVB New York. A woman from Jacksonville, Florida, said, “I feel frozen from my head to my toe,” but she didn’t mind.
Niagara USA is making the most of the extreme weather, and is offering a romantic trip to the site via its Twitter account. Contestants have to create a board on Pinterest that reads “Perfect Day in Niagara USA” and pin 10 pictures with the tag #PerfectDayNF. Make sure to follow Niagara USA on Pinterest and submit boards here. To sweeten the deal, they will add in a $250 Visa gift card.
“To celebrate the month of love, we want you to plan your perfect day in Niagara Falls USA for you and your loved one,” the company wrote. “Whether you're seeking romance, adventure or culinary delights, Niagara USA has it all!”
Michelle Blackley, communications and community relations manager for Niagara Falls, said tourists have flocked to the winter wonderland. "The snow-covered falls is getting a lot of attention, and we are seeing crowds in Niagara Falls State Park," she said. "We saw similar interest last year during the polar vortex."
Blackley noted this is not the first time Niagara Falls has partially frozen over. In January and March 2014, the world got to see breathtaking pictures of the falls.
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