Few things in nature rival the sheer beauty of a waterfall. That beauty, however, becomes even more intense when the calendar’s pages turn to winter and the waterfall freezes to ice. These 11 gorgeous frozen waterfalls in Pennsylvania prove that our beautiful state truly becomes a wonderland in winter.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Cucumber Falls
Nestled in Ohiopyle State Park, Cucumber Falls exudes stunning beauty all year around but, when frozen, the 30 foot tall waterfall becomes a masterpiece. Plan your trip to Cucumber Falls at State Route 2010, Dunbar, PA 15431.
2. Jackson Falls
Snap photos of the three waterfalls at Jackson Falls, which stand at 5 feet, 10 feet, and 20 feet. Located in Roaring Run Recreational Area, the waterfalls require hikers to leave the marked trail so wear sturdy shoes, especially in the winter time. Experience the frozen falls at Brownstown Road, Apollo, PA 15613.
3. Ohiopyle Falls
Ohiopyle Falls, like Cucumber Falls, call Ohiopyle State Park home. Ohiopyle Falls, however, are less than half the height at 15 feet but more than make up for it in width. Uncover the natural beauty of Ohiopyle Falls in the winter at 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
4. Dingmans Falls
One of the tallest waterfalls in Pennsylvania, Dingmans Falls stands at 130 feet tall, a majestic sight when frozen.
Dingmans Falls is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.
5. Silverthread Falls
You'll find Silverthread Falls near Dingmans Falls. Slightly smaller than Dingmans Falls, Silverthread Falls drops 80 feet.
Visit Silverthread Falls at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.
6. Bear Creek/Buttermilk Falls
Known as both Bear Creek Falls and Buttermilk Falls, the stunning waterfall sits in Bear Creek Nature Preserve and can be viewed from White Haven Road, if you don't feel like getting out of your car. View the spectacular Bear Creek/Buttermilk Falls at Bear Creek Nature Preserve at 47 Rabbit Run Lane, Bear Creek Village, PA 18702.
7. Hell's Hollows Fall
Snuggled in McConnells Mill State Park, Hell's Hollow Falls is easily accessible by a set of wooden stairs. McConnells Mill State Park is located in Portersville, PA 16051.
8. Ledges Hotel/Glass Wine Bar Restaurant
Enjoy a leisurely dinner at the Glass Wine Bar Restaurant at Ledges Hotel where you'll be treated to spectacular views of Paupack High Falls. Glass Wine Bar Restaurant is located at 119 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA.
9. Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls, the masterpiece of Buttermilk Falls Natural Area, drops an impressive 45 feet and promises spectacular views when frozen. Explore Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County at Buttermilk Falls Natural Area, 570 Valley Brook Road, New Florence, PA 15944.
10. Freedom Falls
Boasting a height of 20 feet and a width of 50 feet, Freedom Falls is at 319-835 Rockland Station Road, Kennerdell, PA 16374.
11. Tucquan Glen Waterfall
Walk behind the frozen Tucquan Glen Waterfall for a breathtaking view of the icy falls then step around for a panoramic view. Visit the Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve at State Route 3017, Holtwood, PA 17532.
Once you’ve seen these frozen waterfalls in Pennsylvania, you’ll likely be inspired to visit again when the ice has melted. You might, in fact, want to walk behind
this stunning waterfall next spring.