New York Nature December 02, 2016
11 Majestic Spots In New York That Will Make You Feel Like You’re At The North Pole
December has arrived and the seasons are officially changing! While we some of our residents have been seeing snow since the end of October, now is the time of year where the entire Empire State will begin to turn into a winter wonderland. Grab your favorite scarf to keep you warm and a pair of mittens, these 11 majestic spots in New York are going to make you feel like you’re at the North Pole!
1. Take a stroll through Central Park, where towering snow-frosted trees create a wintery tunnel that will steal your breath away.
2. Visit Niagara Falls during the winter to see our most powerful waterfall frozen over, a stunning sight!
3. Explore the Chatiemac Trail at Gore Mountain to achieve these unbelievable views of the Adirondacks.
4. Walk through our favorite ice castle that's worthy of Santa and his elves at the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
4. Take an adventure to Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills to see one of our tallest waterfalls turn into a frozen paradise.
6. Visit the many charming towns on Canandaigua Lake that look beautiful during the winter when covered in powdery snow.
7. Feast your eyes on many winter wonders you'll find at Letchworth State Park, like perhaps a five-story tall ice volcano!
8. Don't let the cold weather stop you from getting outdoors, make a trip to High Falls Gorge in Wilmington to dive right into winter.
9. Head out towards Cayuga Lake to see how beautiful Taughannock Falls State Park looks when it's dusted over in white powder and ice.
10. The West branch of the Ausable River looks out of this world once it's taken over by our winter weather.
11. Reach the summit of any of our mountains during the winter and you'll feel like you're alone at the North Pole, just like in this shot from Hurricane Mountain!
Have you seen any of these spots during winter or have a location you wish made the list? Speaking of North Pole… take a look at
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