by Joe Dorish on 10/05/09 at 8:40 am
Unless you live in New York State you do not realize how many many beautiful waterfalls reside there.
Everybody knows about Niagara Falls but did you know that Niagara is not even the tallest waterfall in New York State? New York State is loaded with beautiful waterfalls.
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Kaaterskill Falls is the highest continual waterfall in New York State with a total height of 260 feet. Kaaterskill Falls is a dual cascade waterfall that is located in the Catskill Mountains along Route 23A between the towns of Haines Falls and Palenville. Kaaterskill has been a tourist attraction for nearly 200 years, was mentioned in Washington Irving’s classic, Rip Van Winkle, and was often featured by the Hudson River School of painters in the mid-19th century.
Taughannock Falls is the tallest continual single drop waterfall in New York State and likely the tallest such waterfall east of the Rockies. Located in Taughannock Falls State Park along Route 89 in Ulysses, New York, this waterfall is 215 feet high which is 33 feet higher than Niagara Falls.
Located in Robert H. Treman State Park is the 115 foot high Lucifer Falls. Treman State Park is located along Route 327, just west of routes 12, 34 and 96 in the towns of Enfield and Newfield, southwest of Ithaca.
She-Qua-Ga Falls is located right in the town of Montour Falls, New York off Genesee Street. It tumbles 165 feet in several large steps.
Cohoes Falls was once considered the second most beautiful waterfalls after Niagara. While not the highest of waterfalls at 75 feet, it spans over 1,000 feet across the Mohawk River near the city of Cohoes, New York. Today, water above Cohoes Falls is diverted for hydroelectricity so only during periods of heavy rain and spring runoff do the falls run as it used to. You can view a live webcam shot of the Cohoes Falls here.
Middle Falls of Letchworth State Park
The Middle Falls of Letchworth State Park fall 107 feet in the “Grand Canyon of the East” in spectacular fashion. Letchworth State Park is located 35 miles south of Rochester and can be reached by taking Exit 7 off I-390.
Minelot Falls is located in John Boyd Thacher State Park 15 miles southwest of Albany on Route 157 off Route 85.
Cavern Cascade Falls
The Cavern Cascade Falls is located in Watkins Glen State Park in the village of Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes section of New York State.
Chittenango Falls is 167 feet high and is located off Route 13 in Madison County, New York.
Stony Kill Falls
Stony Kill Falls is 87 feet high and located in Minnewaska State Park Preserve along Routes 44/55 in Ulster County.
Located in Buttermilk Falls State Park along Route 13 southwest of Ithaca, Buttermilk Falls gradually descends 100 feet looking like buttermilk.
Ithaca Falls is located in the city of Ithaca along Lake Street and falls some 150 total feet.
Deh-ga-ya-soh Falls plunges some 150 feet into the “Grand Canyon of the East” in Letchworth State Park.
One of the great waterfalls of the world, Niagara Falls plunges some 183 feet in spectacular and awe-inspiring fashion.