Shelving Rock Falls

Ray Brook, New York

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Explore a corner of Lake George Wild Forest while visiting a long, powerful cascade. Welcome to the former Lake George vacation home of George Knapp, founder and president of Union Carbide, who in 1902 built a mansion here in the shadow on Shelving Rock. Knapp and his family owned a great deal of land near Lake George, apparently keeping it wild with the same passion for open land shared by other captains of industry in his time—notably the Rockefeller, Astor, and Vanderbilt families, who protected thousands of acres along the Hudson River and in eastern Maine.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Explore a corner of Lake George Wild Forest while visiting a long, powerful cascade.

Welcome to the former Lake George vacation home of George Knapp, founder and president of Union Carbide, who in 1902 built a mansion here in the shadow on Shelving Rock. Knapp and his family owned a great deal of land near Lake George, apparently keeping it wild with the same passion for open land shared by other captains of industry in his time—notably the Rockefeller, Astor, and Vanderbilt families, who protected thousands of acres along the Hudson River and in eastern Maine.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ray Brook
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 40 minutes
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: NYSDEC Region 5, 1115 NY 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook 12977; (518) 8971200; www.dec.ny.gov/about/631.html
Local Maps: DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 53
Driving Directions: Directions to Shelving Rock Falls

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