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
19. Bridal Veil Falls
18. Kaaterskill Falls
17. Chippewa Falls
16. Chittenango Falls
15. Cohoes Falls
14. Rensselearville Falls
13. Salmon River Falls
12. Pratt’s Falls
11. Hector Falls
10. Fall Brook Falls
8. Beer Walls Falls
7. Wiscoy Falls
6. Carpenter Falls
5. High Falls
4. Watkins Glen Falls
3. Taughannock Falls
2. Letchworth Falls (Upper and Middle)
1. Niagara Falls
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.