Chasing Frozen Waterfalls

January /February 2022  |  New York /Massachusetts

There is something magical about wintertime in New York. When the temperature drops below 32F and streams and waterfalls are transformed into phenomenal art creations that can be captured for a short moment in time.

Upstate New York

Every winter we go back to Kaaterskill Falls. The scenery is gorgeous and I love revisiting it. We intended to hike up to the falls, but the spikes I initially bought, weren't any good on the ice. I upgraded them and they came in handy at Bash Bish Falls State Park in Massachusetts.

View of frozen Tompkins Falls upstate New York during winter.
Frozen In Time
Beautiful ice formations form at Tompkins Waterfall.

View of frozen Tompkins Falls upstate New York during winter.
Winter's Magic
Another composition of Tompkins Waterfall.

View of frozen Kaaterskill Falls in Upstate New York.
The Last Drizzles
Blue icicles are forming at Kaaterskill Falls.

View of frozen Rensselaerville Falls upstate New York during winter.
Frozen Stairway
The stream was entirely frozen leading up to the frozen Rensselaerville Falls.


Massachusetts

This was a magical day. We arrived at the top of Bash Bish Falls State Park on the Massachusetts side, put our spikes on, and hiked down to the falls. It was about a half hour hike with magical a magical scenery, frozen rivers, and snow-capped forest scenery along our hike with some steep drop-offs.

View of Bash Bish Falls in Bash Bish Falls State Park in Massachusetts during winter.
White Blanket
The landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland.

View of Bash Bish Falls in Bash Bish Falls State Park in Massachusetts during winter.
Winter Wonderland
Another composition of the falls from the platform overlook.