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Beautiful Waterfalls Parks in New York State

by Joe Dorish on 07/05/09 at 8:00 am

New York has a ton of great waterfalls and Niagara Falls is not even the tallest waterfall in New York State.

New York has an abundance of riches when its comes to state parks with waterfalls in them. Many of these waterfalls and state parks are as scenic and beautiful places as you will find just about anywhere in the United States and the World.

Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park was created in 1885 and has the distinction of being the oldest state park in the United States. Contained within the park are the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and part of the Canadian Falls. Niagara Falls State Park was named the 10th most beautiful spot in America by the Today Show in 2007. The Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist Tours get visitors right next to the falls and soaking wet.

Taughannock Falls

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The waterfall this state park is named for is actually 33 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Taughannock Falls is a single drop waterfall that is 215 feet high which makes it the tallest continual single drop waterfall east of the Rockies. Taughannock Falls State Park is located in Ulysses, New York, in the Finger Lakes region northwest of Ithaca along Route 89.

Letchworth State Park

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Contained in Letchworth State Park is the beautiful “Grand Canyon of the East”, where the Genessee River carved out a majestic gorge with cliffs as high as 550 feet. In the canyon are three main waterfalls along the Genessee, with highest one being the Middle Falls. Some 50 minor waterfalls also flow into the canyon from tributaries of the Genessee. Letchworth State Park is located 35 miles south of Rochester and can be reached by taking Exit 7 off I-390.

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Annie Hintsala

May 7th, 2009

Lovely places. You have given me some more for the list.

Momma Tells

May 7th, 2009

You sure know you’re waterfalls, Joe! They are all lovely.

My best to you,
Momma Tells


May 7th, 2009

As a former resident of western New York state, I know and have been to most of these. Most recently, Stoneybrook. Excellent trails and waterfalls. All recently re-built as a flood a dfew years ago destroyed the trails. Much better now!

nobert soloria bermosa

May 7th, 2009

so many beauti-falls, Niagara is still the best

Daisy Peasblossom

May 7th, 2009

More beautiful waterfalls.


May 7th, 2009

wow! those are great waterfalls, someday I will see them..Promise!

Yovita Siswati

May 8th, 2009

wonder of nature! I wish I could visit the places someday.

kate smedley

May 8th, 2009

I could look at this article for hours, just for photos, another great one Joe!


May 8th, 2009

This is exactly what I have been searching for!! Thank you sooo much. This will definitely help me play my excursions.

Mrs. Turaz

May 19th, 2009

Wow … wow … wow!

Nick boY

Jan 23rd, 2011


sonal shrivastava

Sep 8th, 2011

wowww!! its great……

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