The historical roadside accessible Monument Falls!
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 visit many times without feeling like you have “already seen” what this little beauty has to offer.
Parking is available a matter of yards from the crest of the waterfall (44.31089, -73.91541) and is commonly quiet and empty of visitors. Occasionally you will find fishermen wading through the waters above the falls as the water usually quite slow moving.
To get there: 44°18.696’N 73°54.913’W – From Lake Placid (junction of Routes 86 & 73), drive northeast on Route 86 for 4.2 miles and turn left into the parking area. Follow a path next to the guardrails northeast for 200 feet to reach the waterfall.
This waterfall can be found in the Adirondack Waterfall Guide by Russell Dunn.
For more information on New York State waterfall locations, please visit our New York waterfall map
Closest Geolocated Address: 4953 NY-86, Wilmington, NY 12997, USA
Location Lat/Long: 44.311562
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