‘Stunning’ Only Begins to Describe the Ice Angel of New Buffalo, Michigan
Just when you thought you have seen everything a Michigan winter has to offer, check out this majestic 'ice angel' that formed near the lighthouse in New Buffalo.
Incredible New Buffalo Ice Angel Video
The ice formation appears to be at the end of a breakwater and may have naturally formed. That spot marks where the Galien River meets Lake Michigan.
Comments on the video show just how breathtaking this is:
Ok, so this formed naturally? Looks like a combination of an eagle and an angel!
ABSOLUTELY BEATIFUL FOOTAGE, SPECTACULAR. ANGEL GREAT MUSIC, THANK U
It’s Mother Nature awesome!!
How long will this feature last? The video was uploaded on February 24, so winter is certainly waning and we've had a stretch of above-freezing temperatures.
You can see the breakwater where the ice angel formed in this Google Earth shot. The breakwater extends into the center of this image. New Buffalo's beach (and parking) is to the right and the marina and boat slips are to the left. Downtown New Buffalo is just out of frame below.
With whatever time you have left in winter, head out and expect the unexpected from our state and its fine Great Lakes. Here's what has already amazed us this winter:
- Ice Shelf breaking up at Chicago
- Blue Ice at the Bridge
- Lake Superior Skating Rink in Marquette
- Triple Ice Volcanoes
And if you need to get yourself closer to a lake, check out some of the lake towns in this list of the best of the Midwest.
The 100 Best Places to Live in the Midwest