Throughout the month of December, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area will be exploring the stories of those who dared to challenge Niagara on our social media assets. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn about the tightrope walkers, barrel riders and more!
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!