Much as I’d love to do a blog post featuring hot summer days on the lakes, I want to share these really beautiful icy photographs with you! I did some quick scouring of the interwebs for frozen waterfalls and lakes, and found some that are truly stunning.

Despite the Spring-like temperature in the Finger Lakes today (don’t be fooled!), this post is a great reminder that it is–in fact–January.

The first photo was taken by yours truly a few years ago. It’s taken from crescent beach on the Branchport branch of Keuka Lake, looking south. Ok, onward:

Watkins Glen Gorge Bridge in Winter

Watkins Glen Gorge Bridge in Winter on

This print is for sale on by Roger Soule. I think the stark contrast is really stunning.

Frozen Falls Postcard – Watkins Glen

Frozen Falls-Watkins Glen Postcard on

This postcard was for sale at, but has recently been sold. Do you see the guy there in the middle?

Watkins Glen, 88 Years Ago

Franklin Street 88 years ago today!! January 30, 1925. Via Schuyler County Historical Society, NY on

Schuyler County Historial Society shared this photo on Facebook today. (I love historical photos!)

Ice Berg on Canandaigua Lake

Freezing Fog on Canandaigua Lake on

Ok, so it’s not really an ice berg. Adam Dulski from The Salty Dog Shop in Canandaigua shared this photo with me on Twitter, and schooled me on the term freezing fog: “Has to be super cold air over a “warm” body of water.”

Freezing Fog in Ovid

Ovid Freezing Fog by Carrie Smalser on InTheFingerLakes.comCaptured by Carrie Photography caught this in Ovid. Carrie has tons of stunning Finger Lakes photos on her website (frozen and otherwise) as well.

Baby Ducks on Keuka’s West Side

Baby Ducks on Frozen Keuka Lake on

I took this photo a few years ago on an around-the-lake-excursion one very cold winter day.