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..."
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)
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
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.
Play it safe - especially after a heavy rain.
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!)
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.
The most comprehensive New York State waterfall list in the world
- NY State Waterfall Locations
- Photos of New York Waterfalls
- New York Waterfall Guide Books
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.
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.
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).
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...
Explore the cloves where Rip Van Winkle succumbed to a long long sleep - and artists and poets found endless inspiration!
Recommended Resources Include...
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...
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(Unfortunately, I cannot yet upload the files below)
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