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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 consider to be the best, Adirondack waterfall hikes. These hikes include some of he most notable Adirondack waterfalls that you can visit without having to hike great distances or grueling trails. […]

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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 Waterfall experts John Haywood and Russell Dunn bring you previously unpublished locations and content in this 134-page guide that includes GPS, directions, a photo to help identify each waterfall, and a small map for each to be used a general area reference. There is also a checklist in the back of the guide to help you keep track of your visits. The well-respected duo, known for waterfall guides and […]

Stag Brook Block Cascade

Block Cascade on Stag Brook – Wilmington

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: GPS: 44°21.415’N 73°52.136’W – From Stag Brook Falls [see chapter on Stag Brook Falls for directions], follow the trail uphill for approximately 0.25 mile. At that point, a service road crosses Stag Brook Trail. Continue hiking uphill […]

Blueberry Falls waterfall

Blueberry Falls – Keene Valley

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: GPS: 44°12.924’N 73°47.903’W – 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 right onto Airport Road by Marcy Field. Head west for <0.1 mile and park in the area provided. From the west end of the parking area, follow […]

Cascade Lake Falls

Cascade Lake Falls – Eagle Bay

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 create confusion. To get there: GPS: 43°47.673’N 74°47.094’W – From Eagle Bay (Junction of Routes 1/Big Moose Road & 28), drive northwest on Route 1/Big Moose Road for 1.3 miles and […]