Here Are 8 Breathtaking Waterfalls In New York

There are few natural wonders in the world as beautiful as a waterfall. Fortunately, for those of us in New York looking for waterfalls near me, they are plentiful. I highly recommend taking the time to see some (or all!) of these waterfalls in person. You won’t regret it.

New York is filled with many more waterfalls. Which ones are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below!

Address: Bastion Falls, Haines Falls, NY 12436, USA
Address: Hector Falls, Hector, NY 14818, USA
Address: Taughannock Falls State Park, 1740 Taughannock Blvd, Trumansburg, NY 14886, USA
Address: Lower Falls, Portage, NY 14846, USA
Address: Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, USA
Address: Eagle's Cliff Falls, 135 Havana Glen Rd, Montour Falls, NY 14865, USA
Address: Chittenango Falls State Park, 2300 Rathbun Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035, USA
Address: Niagara Falls, NY, USA
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April 23, 2022

Which hikes in New York are short and sweet?

If you are short on time or just looking to enjoy the outdoors for a portion of your day, New York has quite a few short trails to choose from. In Rhinebeck, there’s Burger Hill, which at .8 miles out and back is pretty short. However, know that this is a steep hill with a 400-foot gain. At the top, you’ll get views of the nearly 6,000-square mile Catskill Mountains. Head to Cold Spring’s Little Stony Point for a short hike with some amazing views of the 315-mile Hudson River. This one-mile loop trail takes you along the beach and right up to the water.

What are the most picturesque hiking trails in New York?

 The Empire State is chock-full of scenic hiking trails. One great example is Poets’ Walk in Red Hook. Not only will you get views of the Hudson River and the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, but you’ll also be surrounded by meadows and an assortment of flora. Take the 2.4 mostly flat partial loop trail and be sure to check out (or relax for a bit) at the gorgeous gazebo. If you’re looking for “gorge”ous stroll in Westchester County, head to the Croton Dam Gorge. Here, you can take in the jaw-dropping wonder of the Croton Dam and also embark on one of many hiking trails with waterfalls in New York. This one gets you so close to the waterfall that you can actually feel its mist. Take the 2.1-mile out and back trail that takes you up over the waterfall for a different view and includes a pedestrian bridge, serene woods, and reservoir views.

What are the best waterfall hikes in New York?

New York has more than 2,000 waterfalls within its borders, each one of them unique in their very own ways. In the Adirondack High Peaks region, you’ll find High Falls Gorge. Although the loop through the gorge is only one-mile-long, you’ll more than likely find yourself stopping to gaze at (and photograph) the astounding views and mammoth waterfalls within. This is one of the best waterfall hikes in New York and it’s one of the easiest and safest ways to view them. If you are looking for more hiking trails with waterfalls in New York, head to Philmont’s High Falls Conservation Area. Here, you can see the 150-foot High Falls (the tallest in Columbia County), which is accessible via three different trails. As a bonus, you can also check out Agawamuck Falls.

Address: Bastion Falls, Haines Falls, NY 12436, USA
Address: Hector Falls, Hector, NY 14818, USA
Address: Taughannock Falls State Park, 1740 Taughannock Blvd, Trumansburg, NY 14886, USA
Address: Lower Falls, Portage, NY 14846, USA
Address: Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, USA
Address: Eagle's Cliff Falls, 135 Havana Glen Rd, Montour Falls, NY 14865, USA
Address: Chittenango Falls State Park, 2300 Rathbun Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035, USA
Address: Niagara Falls, NY, USA