Hiking Waterfalls in New York  by Randi Minetor

Hiking Waterfalls in New York Guide Book

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Waterfalls in New York  by Randi Minetor
If you’re not from New York State, you may have no idea that the state’s 47,836 square miles of land north of New York City contain some of the most picturesque places in the nation. The I-87 corridor, for example—“The Adirondack Northway” to upstate residents—once earned the praise of Parade magazine as America’s most scenic highway. You can access many of the state’s waterfalls from this majestic road as it winds through the mountains, meandering by Lake Placid, Lake George, and a number of other sparkling gems.

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Trails from the "Hiking Waterfalls in New York" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 101.

Legend has it that in the early 1800s, several murders took place right here in a single night: A family became unsuspecting victims of a desperate man named Sanders, an Indian man named Gray Wolf die ...
Buffalo, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
Take a quick walk to the top of a briskly tumbling slide. This short walk along the St. Regis River gives you a quick glimpse of some nicely forested land in Parishville, culminating in a good look a ...
Watertown, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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Get a bird’s-eye view of a man-made marvel’s ability to alter a local landscape. The gorge you see below you plays an integral role in preventing flooding here when major storms-like Hurricane Irene i ...
Kingston, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
Ten millennia ago, glaciers loaded this area with cliffs, gorges, and rivers—and more than its fair share of rushing waterfalls. These three destinations, all within a 2-mile drive or walk, make the ...
Montour Falls, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Get ready to explore one of the Adirondacks’ most famous landmarks. Ausable Chasm: The name itself conjures up images of high stone walls, winding trails, narrow passages, 500-million-year-old rock fa ...
Ausable Chasm, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
An easy hike on wide carriage roads leads to a lushly flowing falls. What did you think of the quartz conglomerate cliff you passed in your car on your way to the park? You’ve arrived on the Shawangu ...
Kerhonkson, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Rain or shine, the best place to view this merry falls is from the shelter of a carefully preserved covered bridge. The best thing about this little walk is the carefully restored 1879 covered bridge ...
Edinburg, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
Stretching the entire breadth of the river’s mouth, this complex of waterfalls never fails to impress.
Watertown, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
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Spafford’s well-kept secret hides in a neighborhood glade.
Syracuse, NY - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
Apple cider, doughnuts, and a glorious view of the falls—it’s the ultimate autumn experience.
Watertown, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
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Just out of sight from the road, this lichen-covered shale gorge encircles a long, slender falls.
Stamford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
A roaring cascade hides deep in a hemlock forest.
Stamford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
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A creamy slide provides an impressive entrance for a waterside hiking adventure. Buttermilk Falls may hold the title as the most popular park in the Cayuga Lake area, with its immediately accessible w ...
Ithaca, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
Huge slabs of rock provide close-up access to this dramatic falls, which surges with raw power during spring and fall high water seasons.
Ray Brook, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
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A churning, foaming, creamy-as-milk falls surrounded by brilliant foliage lives up to its name.
Troy, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
Many spirits dwelled here at this sheer drop, including the distilled kind. If you’re looking for a waterfall with a storied past, Carpenter’s Falls offers a century’s worth of tales almost as colorfu ...
Syracuse, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
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Look up . . . and up, and up . . . to catch this gleaming ribbon as it slides down the mountain.
Ray Brook, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
One sublime falls follows another on this up-and-down walk through a striking gorge.
Ithaca, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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Descend into a gorge for head-on views of a wide, multitiered cascade, revealing a cross section of upstate New York geology. Begin at the top of one of central New York’s hidden gems, where Chittenan ...
Fayetteville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
A quiet wood disguises a narrow, hidden path along the edge of Bozen Kill, with spectacular views of three waterfalls along its length. When The Nature Conservancy acquired this property from the Chri ...
Albany, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
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