A Natural Phenomenon, Rime Ice, Has Been Popping Up In Massachusetts And It’s Breathtaking

Wintertime in Massachusetts is often described as a winter wonderland, but many don’t know that this is largely due to trees being covered in rime ice. This breathtaking natural phenomenon can happen at various times of the year, but always leaves a crystal-like scene around our state. From trees covered in ice that looks like something out of a storybook, to our forests being completely transformed into a winter wonderland, we can thank the natural beauty known as rime ice. While this kind of ice has many names from rime ice to hoar frost, it leaves a breathtaking scenery no matter what you call it. Let’s learn about the natural phenomenon that tends to pop up throughout Massachusetts in the winter.

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Have you ever seen rime ice on the trees in winter? What was it like? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your Massachusetts outdoor adventures with us in our Massachusetts Nature Lovers group on Facebook, or by tagging us at #onlyinmassachusetts on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Speaking of surreal scenery in the winter, you’ll want to visit Bash Bish Falls when it’s completely frozen over.