Hamburg, NY (WKBW-TV)
Hamburg Town Park, along Route 5 in Hamburg, is a favorite spot to see ice volcanoes.
What are these "Ice Volcanoes" and how do they form???
Ice volcanoes commonly occur during the winter months along the shores of Lake Erie. Cones begin to form at the leading edge of the ice shelf as it builds out into the lake. When the waves, driven by strong onshore winds, feel bottom they build and break onto the ice shelf. After the ice shelf has built out, waves continue to travel underneath the ice and are forced up through cracks and previously formed cones.