New York July 12, 2016
7 Unbelievable New York Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required
New York may be filled with a variety of regions and residents, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that our state has some pretty breathtaking waterfalls. From locations that are hiding out in nature to spots that you’ll find right in the middle of our big cities, you won’t have to strain yourself to get a view of the places on our list. Check out these 7 unbelievable waterfalls in New York that are hiding right in plain sight:
1. Bastion Falls, Haines Falls
Enjoy a ride on our Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway and soak up the amazing view of Bastion Falls. Visible from the road, this waterfall is beautifully hiding in plain sight. Interested in exploring more? Take the half-mile trail to one of New York's largest (and one of the most dangerous) waterfalls, Kaaterskill Falls!
To check out the amazing view from the road on Google Maps,
Another great waterfall to check out from the road? Fawn's Leap! Continue on NY-23A for about 10 minutes and you'll see it.
2. High Falls, Rochester
Most commonly viewed from the Pont De Rennes Bridge, this large waterfall can be found in a more urban setting! Right in the city of Rochester, this powerful waterfall is fed by the great Genesee River.
3. Cohoes Falls, Cohoes
With several different areas that you can take in this view, everyone should enjoy a quick trip to Falls View Park at least once! Right on the Mohawk River, the falls can be seen from the road and happen to be one of the largest waterfalls in our state.
How to get here: Use these coordinates
, to find your way to the parking lot and Falls View Park!
4. Central Park Waterfalls, New York City
so much to see and explore in Central Park, a true adventurer could spend hours or more here. You may have known about the ponds and rocky terrain, but did you know there are actually waterfalls hiding here? Incredible!
5. Shequaga Falls, Mountour Falls
Making you do a double take, this waterfall is oddly located on your average small town street in Mountour Falls! Roughly 150-feet tall, this waterfall is worth checking out.
to find out the exact location and to see a view from the road.
6. Buttermilk Falls, Denning
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Located on the same road that you'll find the Peekamoose Blue Hole, this waterfall is also often referred to as Peekamoose Falls. A serene area to explore, the waterfall is visible from the road and just a quick walk from the small parking lot.
for coordinates to the waterfall and parking lot.
7. Niagara Falls
One of our most popular tourist attractions and largest waterfalls in our state, visiting Niagara Falls is a requirement of being a New Yorker.
To remind yourself why these amazing falls are so popular, watch the clip below:
So many beautiful waterfalls in New York! Ready to explore more? Check out
Part 1 and Part 2 of our ultimate New York waterfalls road trip!