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Adirondack Fifty Falls Waterfall Challenge #ADK50

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    Dig The Falls Joins DackMap

    We’re excited to announce Dig The Falls has joined DackMap! DackMap, the exciting new recreation app created by brothers Nick and Luke LaScala has been taking the Adirondacks by storm. The app allows users to locate areas of low congestion and find exciting new places to explore… like waterfalls!...

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    Must-See Fall Foliage Waterfalls in the Adirondacks

    Must-See Fall Foliage Waterfalls in the Adirondacks by John Haywood When you think of Autumn in the Adirondacks, you may think of sweeping vistas as seen from a mountaintop or a drive along one of the scenic byways that pass through some of the most beautiful areas in New...

  • East Jimmy Creek Falls

    East Jimmy Creek, Falls on – Wells, Hamilton

    Waterfall Name: East Jimmy Creek, Falls on Alternative Name(s): Phone: ….. Website: Classification: Analysis in Progress Height: 10ft Crest: TBD Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified Waterway: Jimmy Creek Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a Lat/Long: 43.452796, -74.233406 Altitude (Appx Meters): Town: Wells County: Hamilton NYS Tourism Region:...

  • Waterfalls of Stag Brook

    “The Hidden Gems of Whiteface Mountain By John Haywood When someone hears the name Whiteface Mountain, they often think of skiing, Oktoberfest, or the drive to the summit with the stunning views. What many don’t realize is that Whiteface is home to well-over a dozen waterfalls! Here, we’ll cover...

  • Whiskey Brook Falls, Hamilton County, New York

    Whiskey Brook Falls – Speculator, Hamilton

    Whiskey Brook Falls - Speculator, Hamilton | Accessible/May not be verified

  • St. Regis Falls, Franklin County, New York

    St. Regis Falls – Saint Regis Falls, Franklin

    St. Regis Falls - Saint Regis Falls, Franklin | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Shanty Brook Falls – North River, Warren

    Shanty Brook Falls - North River, Warren | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Rockwell Falls, Warren County, New York

    Rockwell Falls – Hadley, Town of, Warren

    Rockwell Falls - Hadley, Town of, Warren | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Raquette Falls, Franklin County, New York

    Raquette Falls – Harriets, Franklin

    Raquette Falls - Harriets, Franklin | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Opalescent Falls, Essex County, New York

    Opalescent Falls – Newcomb, Town of, Essex

    Opalescent Falls - Newcomb, Town of, Essex | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Northwest Bay Brook, Falls on – Bolton, Warren

    Northwest Bay Brook, Falls on - Bolton Landing, Warren | Accessible/May not be verified

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    High Falls Dam – Saranac, Town of, Clinton

    High Falls Dam - Saranac, Town of, Clinton | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Harper Falls – Clare, Town of, St. Lawrence

    Harper Falls - Clare, Town of, St. Lawrence | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Flume Falls, Essex County, New York

    Flume Falls, The – Wilmington, Essex

    Flume Falls, The - Wilmington, Essex | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Dug Mountain Brook Falls – Lake Pleasant, Town of, Hamilton

    Dug Mountain Brook Falls - Lake Pleasant, Town of, Hamilton | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Demon Falls – Wilmington, Town of, Essex

    Demon Falls - Wilmington, Town of, Essex | Accessible/May not be verified

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    High Falls – Wanakena

    High Falls in Wanakena is a 15-foot waterfall that forms on the Oswegatchie River. Waterfall Name: High Falls Alternative Name(s): n/a Phone: ….. Website: ….. Classification: Analysis in Progress Height: 15′ Crest: TBD Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified Waterway: Oswegatchie River Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Five Ponds Wilderness Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm:...

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    Twin Falls – Clare, St. Lawrence

    Waterfall Name: Twin Falls Alternative Name(s): there are 2 separate falls here, referred to as upper and lower, or north and south Phone: ….. Website: ….. Classification: Analysis in Progress Height: 55′ Crest: TBD Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified Waterway: South Branch Grass River Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Grasse River...

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    Bulkhead Falls – Clare, St. Lawrence

    Waterfall Name: Bulkhead Falls Alternative Name(s): n/a Phone: ….. Website: ….. Classification: Analysis in Progress Height: 25′ Crest: TBD Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified Waterway: Grasse River, South Branch Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Grasse River Wild Forest Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a Lat/Long: 44.33031, -75.01804 Altitude (Appx Meters): 306.4 Town: Clare,...

  • Copper Rock Falls - Tooley Pond Road Waterfalls, St. Lawrence County, New York

    Copper Rock Falls – Clare, St. Lawrence

    Copper Rock Falls in Clare is a 15ft waterfalls that forms on the South Branch of the Grasse River. A 0.5 mile trail from Tooley Pond Road lead to the slide-type waterfall that drops 10ft at its final drop. The Grasse River is home to nearly a dozen waterfalls...

  • Basford Falls – Clare, St. Lawrence

    Basford Falls is a 15-20ft waterfall that forms on the South Branch of the Grass River in Clare. To get there: From Degrasse, junction of Fine-Canton-Lisbon Rd and Tooley Pond Rd, Turn onto Tooley Pond Rd and drive south for 1.4 miles and park along the shoulder. There will...

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    Best Adirondack Waterfall Hikes

    Best Adirondack Waterfall Hikes by John Haywood There certainly is no shortage of waterfalls in the Adirondacks! Thousands can be found among the streams, brooks, and rivers that flow throughout the over six-million acres that comprise the Adirondacks. We have compiled a list of our favorite, and what we...

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    Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge Guide Now Available!

    The guidebook for the Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge is now available! Waterfall experts John Haywood and Russell Dunn bring you previously unpublished locations and content in this 134-page guide that includes GPS, directions, a photo to help identify each waterfall, and a small map for each to be used...

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    The Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge is here!

    The Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge is here! Russell Dunn and John Haywood bring their years of experience and expertise together to bring you the Adirondack Fifty Falls Waterfalls Challenge! Waterfalls are a mainstay of the Adirondacks that attract people from all over who come to see their natural beauty....

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    Block Cascade on Stag Brook – Wilmington, Essex

    Block Cascade on Stag Brook – Wilmington The Block Cascade is a broad, 20-foot-high block cascade that forms on the upper section of Stag Brook, a tributary to the West Branch of the Ausable River, that rises from Whiteface Mountain. To get there: From Stag Brook Falls [see chapter...

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    Blueberry Falls – Keene, Essex

    Blueberry Falls – Keene Valley Blueberry Falls is a colorful name for a fairly nondescript, 20-foot-high waterfall found near Marcy Field. To get there: From Holts Corner between Keene Valley and Keene (junction of Routes 73 & 9N South), drive south on Route 73 for ~1.0 mile and turn...

  • Cascade Lake Falls

    Cascade Lake Falls – Eagle Bay, Hamilton

    Cascade Lake Falls – Eagle Bay Cascade Lake Falls is a 35–40-foot-high, near-vertical waterfall, forming in an unnamed waterway that leads to Cascade Lake. While this waterfall actually lies within the the Town of Long Lake, we use the location of the trailhead in Eagle Bay so not to...

  • Deer Brook Falls

    Deer Brook Falls – Keene, Essex

    Deer Brook Falls – Keene Valley Deer Brook Falls is a commanding, 80-foot-high cascade on Deer Brook in Keene Valley. To get there: From Euba Mills (junction of Routes 73 & 9), drive northwest  on Route 73 for ~6.6 miles, and park to your right after crossing over the...

  • Hanging Spear Falls

    Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb, Essex

    Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb Hanging Spear Falls is a 75-foot-high waterfall on the Opalescent River, named for its resemblance to the shaft of a falling spear. To get there: From Tahawus (junction of Routes 25/Tahawus Road & 84/Blue Ridge Road), drive north on Route 25/Tahawus Road for ~10.0...

  • Allen Falls

    Allen Falls – Parishville, St. Lawrence

    Allen Falls – Parishville Allen Falls is a 35-foot-high waterfall on the St. Regis River that is named for an early landowner, William Allen. To get there: From north of Parishville (junction of Routes 56/Allen Falls Road & 47/Parishville-Norfolk Road), drive west on Route 56/Allen Falls Road for 0.5...

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    Jamestown Falls – Colton, St. Lawrence

    Jamestown Falls – Sevey Corners Jamestown Falls is a broad, 10-foot high, elongated cascade. A small lodge can be seen on the opposite bank of the fall. To get there: From Sevey Corners (junction of Routes 56 & 3), drive north on Route 56 for 2.6 miles. Turn right...

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    Lampsons Falls – Clare, St. Lawrence

    Lampson’s Falls is a 40-foot-high, 100-foot-wide, 2-tiered waterfall on the Grass River in Clare. To get there: From Degrasse (junction of Routes 27/Clare Road & 11/Degrasse-Russell Road), drive north on Route 27/Clare Road for ~3.9 miles and turn left into the parking area. Hike west along an abandoned road...

  • Bray House Falls aka Potholers

    Bray House Falls – Stratford

    Bray House Falls aka Potholers – Stratford Bray House Falls, also known as Potholers, is a 15-foot-high, elongated cascade that derives its name from the number of bathtub-sized potholes it contains. To get there: GPS: 43°16.516’N 74°39.743’W – From Stratford (junction of Piseco Road and Route 29A), drive north...

  • Rainbow Falls – Degrasse, St. Lawrence

    Rainbow Falls, at 25 feet high, is the largest of the spectacular waterfalls along Tooley Pond Road. To get there: From Degrasse (junction of Routes 27/Clare Road & 11/Degrasse-Russell Road), drive northeast on Route 27/Clare Road for 0.5 mile and turn right onto Tooley Pond Road. Drive east for...

  • Rice's Falls

    Rice’s Falls – Elizabethtown, Essex

    Rice’s Falls – Elizabethtown Several small cascades below a breached dam lead downstream to Rice’s Falls, a 15-foot drop adjacent to a large sluiceway. To get there: From Elizabethtown (junction of Routes 9N West & 9), head northwest on Route 9N for 1.0 mile and park to your right...

  • Shingle Mill Falls

    Shingle Mill Falls – Paul Smiths, Franklin

    Shingle Mill Falls – Paul Smiths Shingle Mills Falls is a 10-foot-high cascade named for a shingle mill that once operated next to it. To get there: From Paul Smiths (junction of Routes 30 & 86), drive north on Route 30 for 0.9 mile. Turn left onto a road...

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    Sinclair Falls – Degrasse, St. Lawrence

    Sinclair Falls is a 10-foot-high, modest-sized waterfall that is one of eight that have formed on the Tooley Pond Road section of the Grass River. To get there: From Degrasse (junction of Routes 27/Clare Road & 11/Degrasse-Russell Road), drive northeast on Route 27/Clare Road for 0.5 mile and turn...

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    LaChute River, Falls on – Ticonderoga, Essex

    Falls on the LaChute River – Ticonderoga The Falls on the LaChute River are made up of several falls that have formed on the upper section of the La Chute River, the largest being ~15 feet in height. To get there: From the traffic circle at Ticonderoga (junction of...

  • Whiteface Brook Falls

    Whiteface Brook, Falls on – Wilmington, Essex

    Falls on Whiteface Brook The Falls on Whiteface Brook are a 30-foot-high, off-trail waterfall. To get there: From Lake Placid (junction of Routes 86 & 73), drive northeast on Route 86 for 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Connery Pond Road and head northwest for 0.6 mile to park in...

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    Glen Falls -Williamsville

    ***** NOTE: Get Directions uses Geolocator for closest known address. Double check directions prior to the start of your jouney. Closest Geolocated Address: Location Lat/Long: NOTE: Get Directions uses Geolocator for the closest known address. Double check directions prior to the start of your journey. Top 5 Nearby Locations:

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    Pratts Falls – Pompey, Onondaga

    Waterfall Name: Pratts Falls Alternative Name(s): n/a Phone: ….. Website: ….. Classification: Analysis in Progress Height: 137′ Cascade Crest: TBD Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified Waterway: Tributary To West Branch River Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Pratts Falls County Park Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a Lat/Long: 42.93128, -75.99412 Altitude (Appx Meters): 367.5 Town:...

  • Wanika Falls

    Wanika Falls – North Elba, Essex

    Wanika Falls Standing at approximately 150 feet, Wanika Falls is one of the tallest Adirondack waterfalls. This waterfall is made of up several large sections and significant drops which flow much better in early Spring or after a good rain. To get there: From Lake Placid (junction of routes...

  • Swans Falls, Lewis County, New York

    Swan’s Falls – Glenfield

    Roadside and beautiful! This beauty can only be seen from the roadside but is worth a visit. The property is private and cannot be directly accessed, so please respect the landowners’ rights. Swan’s Falls – Glenfield Location: Glenfield, Martinsburg Town Parking and Trailhead: N43.71651 W75.41625 Stream/River/Watershed: Whetstone Creek Height...

  • Cattail Falls, Sullivan County, New York

    Cattail Brook Falls – Livingston Manor

    Roadside and beautiful, Cattail Brook Falls is a great location that is still relatively unknown. Cattail Brook Falls – Livingston Manor Aka: Possible/Unconfirmed Bridal Veil Falls Location: Livingston Manor, Rockland Town Parking and Trailhead: 41.88503, -74.84158 Stream/River/Watershed: Cattail Brook Height of Falls/Type: Multi-tiered Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Short Scramble Comments/Notes: Parking...

  • Gleasmans Falls, Lewis County, New York

    Gleasmans Falls – Watson, Lewis

    Gleasmans Falls – Lowville Location: Lowville, Watson Town Park/Area: Independence River Wild Forest Parking: 43.80719, -75.27520 Trailhead: 43.80839, -75.27599 Trail Name/Reference to: Beach Mill Pond Trail Landmark: Beach Mill Pond and then, Second Creek: 43.800722, -75.235621 Stream/River/Watershed: Independence River Waterfall Reference Point: 43.79968 -75.23311 Height of Falls/Type: 50 ft total, series of...

  • Milk House Falls, Lewis County, New York

    Milkhouse Falls – Turin

    Although posted during hunting season, Milkhouse Falls can be accessed other times of the year. Location: Turin Town Parking and Trailhead: 43.67634, -75.39794 Alternate Name: Milk House Falls Stream/River/Watershed: Douglas Creek Height of Falls/Type: Drop, slide step Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Short Comments/Notes: The Orthodox Church building and grounds are all...

  • House Creek Falls, Houseville Falls, Lewis County, New York

    House Creek Falls – Glenfield

    Located on Private property, House Creek Falls can only be seen from the bridge… But is it is still a very good start to a waterfall excursion in the area! House Creek Falls – Glenfield AKA: Houseville Creek Falls Location: Glenfield, Turin Town Parking and Trailhead: 43.69270, -75.40605 Stream/River/Watershed: House...

  • Button Falls, West Edmeston, Brookfield Town, Madison County, New York

    Button Falls – West Edmeston

    Button Falls is a great spot to visit if you are in the mood for a drive-by… Waterfall visit, that is! AllTrails Map Location: West Edmeston, Brookfield Town POSTED PROPERTY – Do Not Trespass (The present property status is unknown) Parking, Trailhead, Waterfall: N42.79160 W75.26912 Stream/River/Watershed: Button Creek Height...

  • Falls on Tributary to, Nowadaga Creek, Danube Twn, Herkimer County

    Falls on Tributary to, Nowadaga Creek, Little Falls

    Four falls in one hike make Nowadaga Keek an exciting place to visit! Falls on Tributary to, Nowadaga Creek – 4 Waterfalls – Little Falls Location: Little Falls, Danube Twn Parking and Trailhead: N42.99568 W74.78874 Stream/River/Watershed: Nowadaga Creek, Tributaries to Height of Falls/Type: 30 ft, 40 ft, 15 ft, 10 ft, Cascades...

  • Magilla Falls, Lewis County, New York

    Magilla Falls – Lyons Falls

    Lyons falls has some extraordinary waterfalls and Magilla Falls is no exception!   Magilla Falls – Lyons Falls AKA: Kosterville Falls Location: Lyons Falls, Lyonsdale Town Parking and Trailhead: 43.61392, -75.33517 Stream/River/Watershed: Moose River Height of Falls/Type: 25 ft, Curtain Cascade Class 5.1 Rapids Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Easy, Short...

  • Shallow Pond Outlet Falls, Herkimer County, New York

    Shallow Pond Outlet – 3 Waterfalls – Lowville

    While visiting Shallow Pond Outlet, pay a visit to Kettle Falls too!   Shallow Pond Outlet – 3 Waterfalls – Lowville, NY Location: Lowville, Webb Town Parking and Trailhead: N43.89661 W75.05433 Trail Name/Reference to: Raven Lake section Trail Stream/River/Watershed: Shallow Pond Outlet Height of Falls/Type: 3 waterfalls, 12 ft, first 2 falls...

  • Twin Falls Watkins Glen

    Twin Falls (Templar Falls) – Watkins Glen

    Also seen as Templar Falls, this set of falls is an amazing place to visit for some solitude! Twin Falls is a beautiful stretch of creek that can be visited almost any part of the year. The trail to the falls is very easy, but getting to the bottom...

  • Whitaker Falls Town Park

    Whitaker Park Falls – Lowville

    Whitaker Park is an amazing hidden Gem! Website: http://whitakerpark.com Falls: Multiple falls located within the park (43.734465, -75.445506) Parking: Free Address: 5836 Whitaker Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 Camping info and reservations: Steven Hirschey (315)-286-6487 OR Town Clerk Mary Kelley (315)-376-2299 This park is a must see if you are looking...

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    Falls of Carillon – Ticonderoga, Essex

    The LaChute River is a two-mile waterway in Ticonderoga that connects Lake George to Lake Champlain. The LaChute drops a total of 230 feet as it flows over several falls. One such waterfall is The Falls of Carillon (French; pronounced carry-on). Ticonderoga, formerly known as Carillon, is also home...

  • Sonoma Falls, Sullivan County, New York

    Sonoma Falls – Livingston Manor

    The cider mill may not be open, but Sonoma Falls will always be there. The falls are beautiful and picturesque, although some have mentioned it looks smaller in person than in photos. We tend to take every waterfall as it is: a work of nature! Sonoma Falls – Livingston Manor Location:...

  • Foxes Falls, AKA Illion Falls, Herkimer County, New York

    Polly Miller Gulf – Foxes Falls – Historical Name – Ilion

      Foxes Falls is an incredible journey, but make sure to wear your journeying pants (and shoes)! Foxes Falls – Historical Name – German Flats AKA: Ilion Falls Location: Ilion County: Herkimer Park/Area: Polly Miller Gulf Parking and Trailhead: 42.97640, -75.04613 Stream/River/Watershed: Unnamed Stream in Spinnerville Gulf Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance:...

  • Falls at Wadhams

    Falls at Wadhams – Wadhams, Essex

    Grab a book and enjoy the Falls at Wadhams The 20-foot Falls at Wadhams are visible from the bridge that spans the river as it flows over a large area and then into a single drop before making its way through a long flume under the bridge. Next to...

  • Falls along Oregon Trail

    Falls along Oregon Trail – Thurman, Warren

    Falls along Oregon Trail The Falls along Oregon Trail in Thurman offer a picturesque resting spot at the falls where you will also find a view across an open marshy section of Stewart Creek. A nice stroll through a woody area leads to this small, yet scenic waterfall. For...

  • Falls Wilmington Notch Campground

    Wilmington Notch Falls – Wilmington, Essex

    Falls at Wilmington Notch The Falls at Wilmington Notch is a 40─50-foot-high cascade/falls formed in a dynamic, rocky gorge on the West Branch of the Ausable River. In order to access the waterfall through the campground, you must either be a guest or pay the day-use fee. The waterfall...

  • OK Slip Falls

    OK Slip Falls – Indian Lake, Hamilton

    OK Slip Falls – Gem of Hudson Gorge OK Slip Falls in one of the tallest waterfalls in the Adirondack with a height of an estimated 250 feet. Located on OK Slip Brook, an outlet from OK Slip Pond, this waterfall was not accessible until the land was purchased...

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    Tenant Creek Falls – Hope, NY

    Tenant Creek Falls 35-foot Tenant Creek Falls in Hope has become one of the more popular waterfall destinations in the Adirondacks. A moderately easy trail, camping, and two other waterfalls on the creek make for an enjoyable visit. In 2016, a new trail was created in order to place...

  • Dunkley Falls

    Dunkley Falls – Johnsburg, Warren

    PLEASE NOTE: All properties should be considered posted and/or private property unless you have specific knowledge otherwise. Access to any waterfall or natural area of any category is a privilege and can be revoked at any time for any reason. Respect landowner rights, speak out should you witness anyone...

  • Alice Falls - Keeseville

    Alice Falls – Keeseville, Essex/Clinton

    Alice Falls Alice Falls is a 35─40-foot-high, dammed waterfall formed on the Ausable River ~1.7 miles downriver from Anderson Falls, and less than 0.5 miles upriver from Rainbow Falls. Don’t let the presence of the dam or the fact that the fall is used for hydroelectric power discourage you...

  • Jay Falls

    Jay Falls – Jay, Essex

    Jay Falls Jay Falls is a very broad set of 20-foot falls that are most commonly associated with the covered bridge that spans the Ausable River just after the falls. Foot traffic is permitted on the bridge which allows viewing and photography of the falls from one of the...

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    Adirondack Waterfall Roadtrip

    A day-long waterfall adventure! by John Haywood Everyone loves New York waterfalls! Those roaring and splashing natural wonders can be found almost everywhere in the Adirondacks. The beauty of the mountains is they have the perfect terrain for the formation of cascades of all types. On this Adirondack Waterfall...

  • Bog River Falls

    Bog River Falls – Tupper Lake, St. Lawrence

    Bog River Falls Bog River Falls is a scenic, two-tiered waterfall on Tupper Lake tributary, the Bog River. The stone bridge that spans the river also makes for a picturesque view. The first set of falls is split in two by a formation of land. These 6-8-foot falls are...

  • Death Brook Falls

    Death Brook Falls – Raquette Lake, Hamilton

    PLEASE NOTE: All properties should be considered posted and/or private property unless you have specific knowledge otherwise. Access to any waterfall or natural area of any category is a privilege and can be revoked at any time for any reason. Respect landowner rights, speak out should you witness anyone...

  • Monument Falls

    Monument Falls – Wilmington, Essex

    The location of Monument Falls is quite unassuming, but if you take the time to visit it you will realize it is quite a dynamic waterfall. Depending on the time of day and time of year you will see a very different waterfall, which offers you the ability to...

  • Rocky Falls

    Rocky Falls – North Elba, Essex

    Rocky Falls is a 6–8-foot-high waterfall formed on Indian Pass Brook—a medium-sized stream that rises from Scott Pond and flows into the West Branch of the Ausable River north of Heart Lake. The waterfall is contained in a miniature chasm surrounded by much-exposed bedrock. Its name comes from the...

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    Anderson Falls – Keesville, Essex

    Anderson Falls Anderson Falls is a 10-foot-high waterslide cascade formed on the Ausable River, and the first waterfall encountered since the two branches of the Ausable River joined forces. The waterfall is named after John Anderson, an early settler, and lumberman. For a time, the village was also called...

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    Ausable Chasm – Keeseville

    Ausable Chasm – Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks Ausable Chasm, known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, is nearly 2.0 miles long, with over 0.5 miles of it traversable by boat. Stairways and walkways enable visitors to descend into the interior of the Chasm along the Inner Sanctum...

  • Twin Falls

    Twin Falls – Keene, Essex

    Twin Falls Twin Falls is a 30-foot-high seasonal cascade consisting of two large drops at the top followed by several smaller drops as it follows an unnamed brook downhill. This unnamed stream rises from the col between Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge. As the waterway approaches the bottom,...

  • Griffin Falls

    Griffin Falls – Wells, Hamilton

    Griffin Falls is formed on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River just upstream from its junction with the main body of the Sacandaga River. The falls are located in Griffin Gorge, where the bedrock is notably slanted at a 45-degree angle. The falls are made up of several...

  • Buttermilk Falls - Arietta

    Buttermilk Falls – Arietta/Long Lake, Hamilton

    Buttermilk Falls Buttermilk Falls in Arietta is one of the best-known waterfalls with one of the most commonly used names. The falls are formed on the Raquette River before it empties into Long Lake. Standing at over 40 feet at its tallest, water flows and drops over a series...

  • Christine Falls

    Christine Falls – Wells, Hamilton

    Christine Falls is formed on the Sacandaga River in Wells as it runs parallel to NY Rte 8. This easily accessible location holds a small, gorge-like area where the falls are formed. To get there: From north of Wells (junction of Routes 30 & 8 East), drive northwest on...

  • Austin-Falls

    Austin Falls – Wells, Hamilton

    Austin Falls is a lengthy waterslide-type flume formed on the Sacandaga River easily identifiable by several large boulders along the riverside and rock that has been smoothed over by centuries of water erosion. As the river narrows in this section,  the water becomes increasingly turbulent and within 300 yards,...

  • Wilmington Flume

    The Wilmington Flume – Wilmington

    PLEASE NOTE: All properties should be considered posted and/or private property unless you have specific knowledge otherwise. Access to any waterfall or natural area of any category is a privilege and can be revoked at any time for any reason. Respect landowner rights, speak out should you witness anyone...

  • West-Stony-Creek

    West Stony Creek Falls – Benson, Hamilton

    West Stony Creek Falls This 4ft (outside of the “technical specifications” for waterfalls, but historically known) waterfall formed on the North Branch of West Stony Creek is small in size but, large in scenery. Approximately 1.5 miles along the Northville-Placid Trail you will come to this waterfall just before...

  • Auger-Falls

    Auger Falls – Wells, Hamilton

    Twists and turns of Auger Falls! Auger Falls is formed on the Sacandaga River and the primary fall stands prominently at 40ft with a rocky outcrop splitting the flow of water. The waterfall comprises of three major drops totaling over 100′ which are all viewable on trails that run...

  • Millbrook-Falls

    Millbrook Falls – Hague, Warren

    Millbrook Falls on Hague Brook Millbrook Falls is a 15ft waterfall formed on Hague Brook in the Town of Hague. Access to this waterfall is easy with a well-maintained trail in a small town park on NY Rte 8. There are also benches for sitting and enjoying the surrounding...

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    Shelving Rock Falls – Fort Ann, Washington

    Near Lake George, Shelving Rock Falls, on Shelving Rock Brook, has become a popular waterfall to visit by people of all ages. Access to this 70ft waterfall is relatively easy with a short, level walk which becomes a brief but steep, downhill scramble. Along the first part of the...

  • Beecher Creek Falls

    Beecher Creek Falls – Edinburg, Saratoga

    Beecher Creek Falls is rich with history Beecher Creek Falls is located on Beecher Creek near the Copeland Covered Bridge in Edinburg, this 20ft cascade has become a popular stop due to its ease of accessibility. Parking is available at the roadside near the trail that leads to the...

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    Mossy Cascade – Keene Valley, Essex

    An easy and rewarding hike to Mossy Cascade Mossy Cascade is a 40ft high waterfall, which stays true to its name due to the moss growing along the sides of the falls, is located on Mossy Cascade Brook on Hopkins Mountain in Keene Valley. Prior to the main falls,...

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    Split Rock Falls – New Russia, Essex

    Split Rock Falls is the perfect place to cool off from the Summer heat! Split Rock Falls is one of the most popular spots to cool off in the Summer. This two-tiered, 30ft waterfall on the Boquet River in Underwood, just South of New Russia, is named so due...

  • Stag Brook Falls

    Stag Brook Falls – Wilmington, Essex

    More than just skiing on Whiteface. Stag Brook Falls! Stag Brook Falls is located on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY. The picturesque 40ft waterfall is located near the beginning of the trail that follows the brook up the mountain. Parking is available off NY Rte 86 at the Whiteface...

  • Noisy Cave

    Noisy Cave Falls – Pottersville, Warren

    Noisy Cave Falls at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park Noisy Cave at natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park in Pottersville gets its name from the noise created by the waterfall that lies within. As some of the water diverts from Trout Brook, it pours in through an opening,...

  • Sawmill Site Falls

    Sawmill Falls – Pottersville, Warren

    Sawmill Falls – Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park Sawmill Site Falls is located on Trout Brook in Pottersville inside the well-known Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park.  This ten-foot high fall is the site of a former sawmill from which it gets its name. The park is open...

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    Mill Park Falls – Mill Park, Lake Luzerne, Warren

    This is truly an unexpected Beauty! Mill Park Falls, (GPS: 43°19.276’N 73°50.385’W) located on an outlet stream to Lake Luzerne called Stewart Brook, is one of those smaller waterfalls that are often forgotten or passed over because of bigger area waterfalls. Rockwell Falls, located on the Hudson River a...

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