Upstate New York is known for its incredible natural beauty and stunning waterfront scenery – hundreds of waterfalls included! But the best and most beautiful places in the state aren’t just the magnificent cascades that visitors and locals have come to know and love (we’re looking at you, Watkins Glen and Niagara!); they’re also the sweet hidden gems and green spaces nestled off of the beaten path. Oftentimes, lesser-known waterfalls are just an added bonus when you visit!

Salmon River Falls in the Salmon River Unique Area is one such paradise. This gorgeous spot offers multiple stunning cascades, a peaceful canopy setting, and is the launch point for some incredible trails. It’s the whole package! If you’re looking for a peaceful escape in New York to reconnect with nature, Salmon River Falls should be on your list. Check it out:

We’d like to grant New York the unofficial title of “Waterfall Capital of the World,” please and thank you! What do you think of Salmon River Falls? Do you have any favorite trails in the area? We’d love to hear about it!

For some no-hike New York goodies, check out some of our favorite roadside waterfalls here! Or, nominate your favorite NY spot here

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