For someone who loves the outdoors, and snow, and winter, the city of Oswego is about as good as it gets. Strong winds race off the waters of Great Lake Ontario in a rush, whipping waves as if it were an inland sea. Lake Effect snow (or rain in the warmer months) piles up in feet where everywhere else in the region may only get a few inches. And on super cold days, the freshwater freezes into massive thick piles of white ice. The wind doesn’t stop though, it only keeps coming and as tidal forces break up ice into large chunks, those gargantuan blocks get piled up on the eastern shore of the lake.