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The Top 20 Waterfalls in New York

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The top 20 waterfalls in New York are just waiting to be seen. Here are twenty of the best cascades you’ll ever see on your next hike through this great state.

We all love the water and we all love the beauty of it cascading down the side of a mountain. Slow down this summer and find yourself hiking to some of the most ridiculously beautiful waterfalls that the great state of New York has to offer.

Stop for a while and feel the gentle spray of the water in the sight of the picturesque and stunning landscapes that it created.

New York is blessed with hundreds of these amazing water-plummeting resources and here are but twenty. There’s something here for everyone; now stop for a moment and pick your favorite.

20. Holley Canal Falls

Orleans County

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NY Falls

19. Bridal Veil Falls

Greene County

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Catskill Mountaineer

18. Kaaterskill Falls

Greene Conty

Catskill Search
Catskill Search

17. Chippewa Falls

Cortland County

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Flickr

16. Chittenango Falls

Madison County

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Lakeshore Images

15. Cohoes Falls

Saratoga County

Northeast Waterfalls
Northeast Waterfalls

14. Rensselearville Falls

Albany County

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NY Falls

13. Salmon River Falls

Oswego County

Wunderground
Wunderground

12. Pratt’s Falls

Onondaga County

11. Hector Falls

Schuyler County

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NY Falls

10. Fall Brook Falls

Livingston County

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NY Falls

9. She-Qua-Ga

Schuyler County

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NY Falls

8. Beer Walls Falls

Essex County

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NY Falls

7. Wiscoy Falls

Livingston County

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NY Falls

6. Carpenter Falls

Cayuga County

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NY Falls

5. High Falls

Monroe County

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NY Falls

4. Watkins Glen Falls

Schuyler County

World of Waterfalls
World of Waterfalls

3. Taughannock Falls

Tompkins County

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NY Falls

2. Letchworth Falls (Upper and Middle)

Livingston County

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Craig Raleigh/Water

1. Niagara Falls

History
History

It’s a tough call ranking the top 20 waterfalls in New York. I’ve seen Letchworth and Niagara a thousand times and still can’t wait to go back.

As far as one and two go: it’s the difference between the “Grand Canyon of the East” and one of the eight wonders of the world. But come on fellas: Beer Walls Falls? That one sounds like a must-see.

You can’t go wrong planning a hike to one of these magnificent flowing bodies. Make sure to read all of the information and stay on the trail as described and you will have an experience you won’t regret.

*Hint: Click on the links below the pictures for location, maps, directions, etc.

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