Nature January 23, 2018
The One County In New York With Nearly 100 Waterfalls You’ll Want To Visit
Full of adventure and scenic beauty, those who take the time to explore the Empire State will find that there are actually
thousands of waterfalls here. Hiding in nearly every region of our state, there’s something particularly peaceful and exciting about discovering our Adirondack waterfalls. Within the epic Adirondack Park there are hundreds of flowing falls but according to helpful sites like Dig The Falls there are at least 87 specific destinations inside of Essex County where you can find one, if not multiple waterfalls.
Your latest reason to head up north, below we’ve highlighted some of the most amazing waterfalls on this long list that are worth acknowledging. A mixture of easy falls that you can view and get to from right off of the road and full-day adventurous hikes that will take you out into the serene forest, this list will have you feeling eager to explore Essex County.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Ausable Chasm - Keeseville
America's oldest natural attraction, Ausable Chasm is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks. Full of history and natural wonders, you'll get to discover beautiful waterfalls along the Ausable River at this adventurous park. To find out more information,
2. Beaver Meadow Falls - St. Huberts
60-feet in height, Beaver Meadow Falls is part of a beautiful yet slightly difficult hike that you'll never forget. Accessible from the St. Huberts parking lot and trailhead right off of Route 73, the waterfall is generally visited by those who are on their way to see Rainbow Falls - one of the tallest waterfalls in the Adirondack Park. To find out more information,
3. Blue Ridge Falls - North Hudson
Right across the road from Blue Ridge Falls Campsites in the town of North Hudson, Blue Ridge Falls is a favorite spot to visit for its easy accessibility. From the parking lot right off the road you'll be able to view the falls, making it a great place to check out if you're in the area but don't have a ton of time to do some exploring. To find out more information,
4. Bushnell Falls - Keene Valley
A beautiful hike that's popular to enjoy during the summer, Bushnell Falls is a 20-foot tall waterfall right in Keene Valley. Not far from John's Brook Lodge, the waterfall beautifully flows over bedrock out in the gorgeous Adirondack forest. A roughly 5-mile long hike, the trail will bring you right to the base of the falls. To find out more information,
5. Flume Falls - Wilmington
Along the West Branch of the Ausable River in Wilmington, you can discover the beautiful cascading waterfalls just off of Route 86. In town you'll find the The Hungry Trout, it's just past the restaurant that you'll find the trailhead for the Flume Trail System. The trail system features ten miles of trails that will give you amazing views of the river and waterfalls. To find out more information,
6. Jay Falls - Jay
A family favorite spot to visit and cool off at during our hot and sunny months, the falls in the charming Adirondack town of Jay are easy to find and amazing to experience. The small town has a covered bridge not far from Route 9, with beautiful smaller sized waterfalls flowing along the Ausable River. To find out more information,
7. Roaring Brook Falls - Keene Valley
One of many endless natural wonders you can get to off of Route 73, Roaring Brook Falls is an easy hike to enjoy. The trail will take you to the base of the falls, where you'll get to see the breathtaking water flowing through Adirondack bedrock. Towering tall above you with tons of large boulders at the base of the falls, you'll want to be extra safe exploring this scenic area. To find out more information,
8. Split Rock Falls - Elizabethtown
Another waterfall that's quite easy to get to, Split Rock Falls is in Elizabethtown just off of Route 9. One of the most beautiful waterfalls that you'll find in the Adirondack Park, Split Rock Falls is a favorite swimming spot to check out. The beautiful clear and vibrant water of the Boquet River makes for the perfect spot to cool off in. To find out more information,
Tell us in the comments which Essex County waterfalls is your favorite! Believe it or not, this isn’t the only county in our state where you can find hundreds of waterfalls. Head out to the Finger Lakes and read about how There’s A City Of Waterfalls In New York That’s Guaranteed To Steal Your Breath Away!