Promoting New York State waterfalls and natural areas!

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Our Journey

From a modest beginnings to great adventures!
  • 2004


    The 'list' was officially created this year. Starting at a modest 100 or so, we now have over 2,200 waterfalls identified in our 'survey'!

  • 2012


    'Waterfalls of New York State' is a collaboration with Scott A. Ensminger, David J. Schryver and Edward M. Smathers, published through Firefly Books Ltd.

  • 2015

    Partnered with Field Trip by Google

    A new partnership with Field Trip allows us to give you on demand access to our waterfalls straight from your phone. By downloading the Field Trip app you get access to our waterfalls and thousands of other AWESOME places you may not have known about!!

Along the way we have met some really great fellow adventurers who have added to our survey
or have surveys of their own for other states.
No matter where you travel, offer a friendly greeting to everyone you pass. You never know where that will lead.

Our Team

Waterfall loving, crazy hiking and Basset Hound-like good natures... Well, at least most of us anyway ;-)

Waterfall Location Sources

Dig The Falls has been fortunate enough to have been blessed with some really great friends in the world of waterfalls. We would like to take some time to thank these people for their contributions to the content you see on this site.

Adirondack Botanical Society - To date Steve Young of the Adirondack Botanical Society has been able to provide complete information about many of the waterfalls all over the state of New York. In his work with the New York Natural Heritage Program Steve was able to personally visit and verify hundreds of waterfalls while mapping some of the most unique natural areas in the state.

Bobbies Waterfalls - A site created by Bobbie to share all the waterfalls and unique places she has visited throughout the North East and beyond!

Christy and Jan Butler - Berkshire Photos Christy and Jan have been amazing contributors to our collection of waterfall photos. Christy's truly unique style lends considerably to our content and we could not be happier to have both of them as friends. Please take the time to visit Berkshire Photos website. While you are there you may want to pay special attention to the collection of posters they have available for purchase.

Russell Dunn - Waterfall Guides of Eastern New York Russell Dunn and his wife Barbara Delaney have been an inspiration to me and countless other waterfallers in and around New York State for some time. If not for Russell there might not have been a Dig The Falls to begin with. His books have been the key note to the finding of many beautiful untouched waterfalls that you will find on our site. Much of the information on the waterfalls in the Eastern part of New York that are listed or photographed herein originated from one of his books. Please, take the time to look over his collection. We have purchased every one of them and have not been disappointed!

Scott A. Ensminger (Falzguy) - Western New York Waterfall Survey Scott has played a pivotal role in the collection and verification of the waterfalls in the western half of New York State. With his help we have been able to either verify or add the information for over 800 waterfalls and we have only touched on his knowledge. Please take the time to explore his website; he is not only a waterfall enthusiast, but a very knowledgeable spelunkers as well!

Aaron Campbell and Chris Campbell - Ricketts Glen State Park "...One of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is composed of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties." Aaron and Chris have created the Ricketts Glen State Park website to showcase the park's natural beauty and significance to this amazing area of Pennsylvania. **In addition to the site above, Aaron has created a photo blog collaboration that shares "A collective of fellow Pennsylvania waterfall enthusiasts sharing their love of waterfalls (in their 'back yards') with the internet." - PA Waterfalls

Raymond Chippa - Pennsylvania Waterfalls Raymond shares many of the same ideals as DTF's founder and has become very familiar with our site's content and offers his experience wherever possible. His unbeatable drive to provide content for all persons interested in waterfalls and nature is inspiring and has only added to fuel to the already blazing fire that is Dig The Falls. For further information on waterfalls in Pennsylvania, please visit his website.

David J. Schryver - Northern New York Waterfalls David has contributed a number of waterfalls to the northern regions of our waterfall list. With well over 200 waterfalls listed on his site, Norther New York Waterfalls proves to be the most comprehensive website devoted to the waterfalls of Northern New York on the internet to date.

Edward Smathers - Dig The Fine Art Edward Smathers is not only the founder of Dig The Falls, but has also contributed greatly to the growth of the waterfalls list for Dig The Falls. As a full-time photographer, his work focuses on the pure essence of New York's natural surroundings. With an emphasis on the deliberate use of technical skill matched with an artistic eye to capture images that most accurately depict New York nature at its finest.

WiseAcre Garden - WiseAcre Gardens Home Gardener and rock aficionado, who also has a great collection of flower and mushroom photos!

Our Blog

From time to time we will post something that excites us, or we feel you will find fun and exciting as well!
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DTF is now a Field Trip Publisher

Since 2004 Dig The Falls has pushed to bring you as much information of New York State Waterfalls as humanly possible. Many of our followers can remember the many changes the site has undergone. None of these changes has so greatly affected our ability to inform the greater waterfalling populous than that of our partnering […]

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Dig The Falls – Summer Edition

Dig The Falls in conjunction with Best Bytes Media would like to introduce the first ever New York State Waterfall video created exclusively for Dig The Falls!!

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Waterfalls of New York State
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Purchase – Waterfalls of New York State

Waterfalls of New York State Purchase Waterfalls of New York State For almost a year Edward M. Smathers was involved in a team project, with Scott Ensminger and David Schryver, creating a new waterfall guide for New York State. Being tasked with the photography aspect of the project, along with written descriptions of over 25 […]

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The book “Waterfalls of New York State”

Features more than 100 scenic waterfall destinations throughout New York State. New York State is home to arguably the most famous waterfall in the world, Niagara Falls. But thanks to its diverse terrain and an abundance of rivers and streams, the state also boasts more than 2,000 other waterfalls. From delicate cascades to thundering cataracts, […]

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Copyright Notice/Terms of Use
All data located herein are owned and operated by Dig The Falls ( Unless otherwise noted, all data located within the waterfall lists are copyright 2005 Dig The Falls (website: and where listed copyright 1997 Scott A. Ensminger (email: website:
You may not, except with express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content in any way or form. Nor may you transmit and/or store said content in any other website or other forms of electronic retrieval system.
Limit of Liability
NOTE: Dig The Falls would like all site visitors to take the greatest precautions when visiting any location listed herein. Although there are some locations that fall within park systems, there are many more that do not and are considered very dangerous to visit. ALL outdoor locations can be considered dangerous. In visiting this website you are agreeing to release Dig The Falls of any liability from any visitations to any of the locations listed in the website as a whole.

Access to ANY waterfall or natural area listed herein is at the sole discretion of the property owner, who should be consulted with on or before the date you wish to visit the waterfall. DO NOT assume that the waterfall or natural area is accessible to the public just because it is listed here. Previous assumptions have deprived innumerable locations from being posted to public domain.