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Welcome to the Waterfall Tour Page

As you can see by the information below,  we love sharing information about great places to visit, activities and events that surround the campgrounds we serve. Of the over 3200 waterfalls found across the state,  you will discover over 100 within a 75 mile radius of the Capital District.


"Visit the New York State parks website at www.nysparks.com and the DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov to obtain details on waterfalls that are located on publicly managed land. Remember that many of New York’s waterfalls are on privately owned land, and access to them may be restricted by the landowner. Respect all posted and no-trespassing

signs, and contact the landowner for permission to enter the property.


* Please note that waterfalls and their settings are dynamic and changeable, and road and

trail conditions can alter overnight as a result of severe weather. Be sure to do your due diligence by checking the latest information about weather and road conditions."

                                   - as posted in Feb. 2013 Issue of NY Conservationist Magazine  

** Also Note: 

"Ledges and Waterfalls are where most serious injuries and deaths occur when hiking. Most people underestimate the danger. There are several ways of falling off ledges or waterfalls. Some people walk in the water on the edge of the water falls. Algae often grows on the rocks, and people slip on the slick algae covered rocks. Do not walk in the water near the edge of the falls. People try to cross the stream above the waterfalls and fall in the water and are swept over the falls. Standing on the edge of any ledge can cause you to be sucked over the ledge. Whenever the wind is blowing it causes the wind to blow up the cliff pas the ledge. There is a concept called the Bernoulli's Principle. Bernoulli's Principle will cause a suction perpendicular to direction of the wind. This can cause you to be sucked off the ledge. So, always stay back from the edge of the ledge..."

             

Regarding bears...

They will usually turn and run at the first sight or sound of a person. Unless you do something truly stupid (e.g., approach the bear and try to feed it or pet it - yes, people do that!) you have no reason to be fearful of bears.

                                  - as posted  in  the Catskill Mountaineer.  


Photo: Kaaterskill Falls, Catskills

(The most popular but most dangerous falls in the Catskills)


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Bozen Kill falls, at the chrisman sanctuary

Photo by Donna L. McCabe

To find campground & waterfall locations, click on icon, top

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ENTER TO WIN a free weekend rental in a vintage camper of your choice!

RULES:

Explore the CUSTOM map CREATED IN GOOGLE MAPS.

 Find OUR HIDDEN LOGO!  


(IT IS HIDDEN AMONG THE WATERFILL LOCATIONS on our WATERFALL TOURS PAGE! )

You will need to check out those WATERFALL LOCATIONS by clicking on their links...

You will see the round logo appear in one of them.

It IS hidden... you will discover alot of great WATERFALL LOCATIONS along the way to finding it.  


A winner will be drawn from all correct entries and may choose ANY CAMPER for a two day SPRING RENTAL (May and June!) Just email us your successful discovery . You are required to tell us THE NAME  of the WATERFALL that you clicked on to find it. 


Winner to be drawn on FEBRUARY 28TH, 2020.

(Best viewed on laptop or tablet)


JANUARY WINNER?  Lindsay Decetise from Niskayuna, NY

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LESSON ONE: GOOGLE MAP BASICS (101)

using your map

CLICK  ON ICON (TOP LEFT) to reveal dropdown menu. 

"Check" or "Uncheck" each  category: they show  state, & private campgrounds, events, and breweries.

CLICK ON ICON (TOP RIGHT) to enlarge the map

CLICK ON ICON (BOTTOM LEFT) to access  the "ZOOM" feature and then go to GOOGLE MAP function to create routes.

wanna have a good time while camping?

Play it safe - especially after a heavy rain.

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Dig The Falls?

waterfall challenge

Enter the  New York State 

Dig The Falls 100 Waterfall Challenge! 

(Wish we delivered our vintage campers to campgrounds near all of them)


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LESSON TWO: GOOGLE MAP BASICS (101)

INSTANT STREET VIEW

Type in any address on this online site, called INSTANT STREET VIEW... and get a sneak preview, instantly, of where you are headed. OK,  many of the falls cannot be seen from the road.

However, you can access a satellite view (& email it or post to facebook, etc!)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

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Download this pdf file of the Central Adirondack Waterfall Challenge. Most of the falls are found in our interactive map.  Perfect for hiking in the Speculator, Wells, Great Sacandaga area, as well as Indian and Raquette Lakes. OK Slip Rock Falls, the largest falls in the park, is found here. New trail access developed in 2014.

Download Here

DIG THE FALLS

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

Dig the FAlls.... https://www.digthefalls.com

 The most comprehensive New York State waterfall list in the world
Including:
- NY State Waterfall Locations
- Photos of New York Waterfalls
- New York Waterfall Guide Books 

Learn More


CNY HIKING GUIDE

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

CNY HIKING GUIDE

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This personal guide written by an experienced hiker has been proven a valuable resource by many because of the format, and professional advice of the guide. Also: Links to various hiking books related to our geographic area through Amazon.

Learn More

NATURE RESOURCES

NATURE RESOURCES

CNY HIKING GUIDE

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What an incredible resource, indeed.

 New York Nature Explorer is an online tool for finding out about the animals, plants and habitats in your neighborhood or in your area of interest. 

"You cannot see the forest for the trees?" You don't want to be so focused on seeking a good shot of a waterfall, that you miss the rare pheobe sitting on the branch just above your head.   Discover what you might otherwise miss by visiting this site. 

Learn more.

WIKIPEDIA

NATURE RESOURCES

FACEBOOK GROUPS

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Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on a model of openly editable content. 

Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who write without pay.

The info about NYS waterfalls includes links to historical information  many of these waterfalls.  Always double check your information (which is why we are including a wide breadth of resources here).

Learn more.

FACEBOOK GROUPS

NATURE RESOURCES

FACEBOOK GROUPS

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Facebook Pages and Groups are  managed and populated by a passionate group of people often ready and capable of providing immediate answers to questions about a variety of subjects.


Here are a few sites  that may be of help...

Learn more.

HIKING THE CATSILLS

HIKING THE CATSILLS

HIKING THE CATSILLS

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Explore the cloves where Rip Van Winkle succumbed to a long long sleep - and artists and poets found endless inspiration!

Recommended  Resources Include...

WATERFALL SAFETY: PLAN & PREPARE

Research the trail no matter how short it may be. Make sure the terrain will be suitable and manageable for all in your party. Paper maps should always supplement phone apps. CArry both in plastic. Sealed to prevent moisture/water reaching either one.

Bring  fresh  water. 

Use A Trekking Pole For Balance.Wear Breathable Clothing.

Merino Wool Socks are Recommended Year-Round.

Hiking Boots are essential. Flip flops and sandals should  never be worn.

Trails can be slippery - Hike with care...

Download the Google Earth App to your Android phone.

Download the Google Earth App to your Android phone.

Download the Google Earth App to your Android phone.

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Send us an email (below) to request our .kml file

  1. Email it to yourself, then open up your email on your smartphone.
  2. Save the file to your phone.
  3. Open your new GOOGLE EARTH app.
  4. View the simple tutorial you will find in the app.
  5. Import the file with the app.
  6. Up will pop all the Campgrounds & Waterfalls we have found within a 75 mile radius of Albany or the southern Adirondacks (Caroga Lake)
  7. The data is simple. But just zoom in close!
  8. Click on the existing data within Google Earth and voila... take it from there!

Download the Google Earth App to your I Phone.

Download the Google Earth App to your Android phone.

Download the Google Earth App to your Android phone.

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Send us an email (below) to request our .kml file

  1. Email it to yourself, then open up your email on your smartphone.
  2. Save the kml file to your phone.
  3. Open your new GOOGLE EARTH app.
  4. Import the file within the app.
  5. Up will pop all the waterfalls we have found within a 75 mile radius of Albany or the southern Adirondacks (Caroga Lake)
  6. The data is simple. But just zoom in close!
  7. Click on the existing data within Google Earth and voila... take it from there. (Screen shot of Google satellite view)

Downloadable Custom Map...

Want to quickly find waterfalls near your campgrounds? 


Send me your email (below) and I will attach it o my respose email. Open your email in your smartphone, save the file on your phone and then install it with THE GOOGLE EARTH APP you can fine in your Googpe Play or Iphone store.


(Unfortunately, I cannot yet upload the files below)


CLICK HERE FOR HELPFUL VIDEO

Files coming soon.

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