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NYC WaterfallsIn the summer of 2008, Danish artist Olafur Eliasson erected 4 artificial waterfalls around the East River and the New York Harbor. Some say it was worth the effort. Some say it was a huge disappointment. And then there was some controversy about killing nearby trees. These “waterfalls” are long gone, but you can still read an archive of our 2008 coverage of this public art display.

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Waterfalls Listed by County

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Albany   •   Allegany   •   Broome   •   Cattaraugus   •   Cayuga   •   Chautauqua   •   Chemung   •   Chenango   •   Clinton   •   Cortland   •   Columbia   •   Delaware   •   Erie   •   Essex   •   Franklin   •   Fulton   •   Genesee   •   Greene   •  Hamilton   •  Herkimer   •   Jefferson   •   Lewis   •   Livingston   •   Madison   •   Monroe   •   Montgomery   •   Nassau   •  Niagara   •   Oneida   •   Onondaga   •   Ontario   •   Orleans  •   Oswego   •   Otsego   •   Putnam   •   Saratoga   •   Schenectady   •   Schoharie   •   Schuyler   • Seneca   •   St Lawrence   •   Rensselaer   •   Steuben   •   Suffolk   •   Sullivan   •   Tioga   •   Tompkins   •   Ulster   •   Warren   •   Washington   •   Wayne   •   Wyoming   •   Yates

Albany County

Cohoes Falls

Map A massive falls, 75 ft high and 1000 ft wide on the Mohawk River. 1 fall

Dickinson Falls

Map Nothing is known about these large multi-tiered
falls on Hannacrois Creek.
unknown

Fox Creek Falls

Map A series of cascades, from 3 to 10 ft high in a town park in Berne. A former mill site. 5 falls

Hannacroix Ravine

Map A (usually dry) waterfall in this ravine on Nature Conservancy property. 1 fall

Horton Falls

Map Nothing is known about these massive falls on Vly
Creek.
unknown

John Boyd Thacher State Park

Map This State Park has miles of trails and over 20 waterfalls along the Helderberg Escarpment. multiple falls

Partridge Run Falls

Map Several accessible waterfalls in the Partridge Run Game Management Area, west of Albany. 4 falls

Rensselaerville Falls

Map A 70 ft falls in the Edmond Niles Huyck Nature Preserve 30 miles southwest of Albany. 1 fall

Allegany County

Allen Lake
State Forest Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls in Allen Lake State Forest. unknown

Hume Falls

Map An estimated 30 ft high, roadside falls on Cold Creek in the village of Hume. 1 fall

Mills Mills Falls

Map A 12 ft dam waterfall leads to a series of cascades totaling 17 ft. (Private Property. No trespassing) Visible from the roadside. multiple falls

Sun Valley Campsite Falls

Map This private campground features three waterfalls along a small stretch of Canaserga Creek. Campground Website. 3 falls

Wiscoy Falls

Map A 40 ft series of 5 drops make up this picturesque creek. 1 fall

Cattaraugus County

Bridal Falls

Map A 40 ft high seasonal falls that empties into Stoddard Creek in Allegany State Park. 1 fall

Riceville Falls

Map Estimated 40 ft high falls on Gooseneck Creek in Riceville. (Property status unknown). Possibly visible from Rt. 240 (county Rt. 32). 1 fall

Schoolmarm Falls

Map Often called Waterman’s Cascade or Buttermilk Falls, this 70 ft high ribbon cascade is a roadside falls east of Zoar Valley. 1 fall

Waterman’s Cascade

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See Schoolmarm Falls

Zoar Valley Waterfalls

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Zoar Valley, a state Multi-Use Area, is home to over 14 waterfalls; most of which are publicly accessible. Zoar Valley falls within Erie and Cattaraugus counties. Some unnamed, private falls are not listed here.
The falls can be grouped into 2 sections of the valley:
14+ falls
Cattaraugus Creek Falls:  6 Falls

-Barebutt Falls

Map

An 80 ft falls segmented into 7 drops (only 2 being visible).

-Bare buns Falls

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See Barebutt Falls

-Bridal Veil Falls

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See Ross’s Falls

-Free Fall Falls

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See Stony Creek Falls

-Holcomb Falls

Map

An 80 ft drop. Accessible by raft and a short hike.

-Plunge Cascade

Map

An 80 ft seasonal cascade down a tributary into Cattaraugus Creek. Accessible by raft and a short hike.

-Ross’s Falls

Map

A 120 ft tall, 50 ft wide cascade near the south branch junction.

-Skinny Dip Falls

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See Ross’s Falls

-Stony Creek Falls

Map

An 80 ft steep ribbon then falls directly into the main creek. Visible by raft.
South Branch Cattaraugus Creek Falls:  6+ Falls

-Big Falls

Map

An 18 ft plunge into the creek.  This falls is on Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York land. Society members are permitted to visit the falls if permission is granted.

-Buff Falls

Map A 120 ft tall seasonal ribbon cascade that empties into the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek.

-Deer Lick Falls

Map An 80 ft falls segmented into 2 drops. Only the bottom 70 ft is visible. This falls is on The Nature Conservancy land and access is not permitted - Though you can still see the lower (6 ft tall) falls from state land.

-Forty Falls

Map A 75 ft segmented cascade that passes under Forty Rd.

-Gossamer Cascade

Map A 130 ft tall seasonal ribbon cascade that empties into the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek.

-Plumb Brook Falls

Map This 45 ft ribbon cascade is on private property (no trespassing).

Cayuga County

Angel Falls

See Carpenter Falls.

Carpenter Falls

Map A difficult trail leads to a breathtaking horseshoe gully with a powerful 90  ft ribbon plunge and a 62 ft freefall/cascade. The large cap rock allows visitors to walk behind the falls (with caution). 4 falls
(2 Accessible)

Clifton Falls

Map On the east end of Cayuga Lake, south of Wells College in Aurora. (Private Property) 1 fall

Decker Creek Falls

Map One 10 ft and one 6 ft waterfall only 1/2 mile from Montville Falls. 2 falls

Fillmore Glen State Park

Map Similar to Watkins Glen and Stony Brook. A glacier-carved glen. 5 falls

Great Gully Falls

Map This deep ravine offers 3 small cascades and one 20 ft plunge. The majority of this gully is on private property. 4 falls

Montville Falls

Map A giant 75 ft cascade. Decker Creek falls is nearby. 1 fall

Moonshine Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on Paines Creek. unknown

New Hope Mill Falls

Map Two man-made falls help power an historic mill still in use today. 2 dammed falls

Parsons Falls

Map A 140 ft waterfall and another one of unknown height south of Owasco Lake near Moravia. Property status unknown. 2 falls +

Chautauqua County

Arkwright Falls

Map A 25 ft cascade finishes up this well-worn creek-walk up Canadaway Creek. A tributary creates a 28 ft ribbon cascade and punchbowl pools. (Access may be though Private Property). 2 falls

Beaver Creek Falls

Map Estimated 40 ft falls on Beaver Creek in the town
of Sheridan. A short trail from a rest stop on Rt. 39 leads to the falls.
Property status unknown.
1 fall

Hawley Dam Falls

Map An old dam once used by the Westfield water department creates this 8 ft fall. 1 fall

Laona Falls

Map A roadside, multi-tiered falls, totaling more than 30 ft in height, in the Village of Laona, south of Fredonia. 1 fall

Shumla Falls

Map A 20 ft falls and a smaller falls on Canadaway Creek, south of Laona Falls. (Private Property) 2 fall

Skinny Dip Falls

Map As the name says, the pool below the 6 ft fall is within a nudist area. Multiple falls

Walnut Falls

Map A 20 ft roadside cascade set in the heart of the village of Forestville. 1 fall

Chenango County

Chippewa Falls

Map A 200 ft high seasonal ribbon falls along the Finger Lakes Trail in the Cuyler Hill State Forest near Cortland. 1 fall

Eddy Creek Falls

Map A 6 ft cascade and a 2 foot drop along the Finger Lakes Trail. South of Oxford. 2 falls

Rexford Falls

Map A 75 ft high drop on Mad Brook within a park, near Sherburne. 1 fall

Upperville Falls

Map An 8 ft high freefall on Pleasant Brook in Upperville. 1 fall

White Store Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on an unnamed
tributary to Unadilla River.
unknown

Clinton County

Alice Falls

Map An estimated 35 ft cascade on the Ausable River in
the town of Chesterfield.
1 fall

Kent Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on the Saranac
River.
1 fall

Rainbow Falls

Map Two massive drops totaling 70 ft high on the Ausable River at Ausable Chasm. Easily one of the most popular waterfalls in Adirondack Park. 1 fall

Columbia County

Bebe Hill Falls

Map A 5 ft and 20 ft cascade in Bebe Hill State Forest. 2 falls

Davenport Falls

Map Near Spencertown, NY.  Private Property – No trespassing 2 falls

High Falls

Map An estimated 150 ft falls in the High Falls
Conservation Area.
1 fall

Rossman Falls

Map Nothing is known about these man made falls on
Kinderhook Creek.
unknown

Stuyvesant Falls

Map Two waterfalls, one with a man-made dam top on Kinderhook Creek, south of Albany. A popular local watering hole. 2 falls

Cortland County

Enchanted Hollow Falls

Map A small, seasonal waterfall, set in a beautiful section of Morgan Hill State Forest, along the Onondaga section of the Finger Lakes Trail. 1 fall

Hemlock Falls

See Enchanted Hollow Falls.

Maxon Creek
State Forest

Map Several small falls on Maxon Creek and its seasonal tributaries. Multiple falls

Morgan Hill Falls

Map Several small falls on Morgan Creek near Truxton. Property status unknown. Multiple falls

Spicer Falls

Map A 50 ft falls spread out like a fan. The Onondaga section of the Finger Lakes Trail passes through here, yet the property status of the falls is unknown. 1 fall

Tinker Falls

Map This tributary to Labrador Creek jumps 50 ft from a hanging caprock and then cascades another 30. 1 fall

Delaware County

Canada Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls in Canada Hollow. unknown

Stratton Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls which are located at the Stratton Falls
Campground in Roxbury.
unknown

Thompkins Falls

Map Estimated to be 26 ft in height on the Barkaboom Stream. Property status
unknown, but it can be viewed from the road.
1 fall

Erie County

Akron Falls

Map Lower Akron Falls is roughly 44 ft high and Upper Falls is less than 30. Both are located along Murder Creek in Akron. 2 falls

Clarksburg Falls

Map A 20 ft roadside falls on Eighteenmile Creek in Clarksburg. Private Property – No trespassing 1 fall

Colden Falls

Map A 16 ft drop at a sharp bend in the west branch of Cazenovia Creek in the village of Colden. 1 fall

Emery Park Falls

Map This county park hosts 4 falls. North Emery Falls is roughly 40 ft high, South Emery Falls is less then 15 ft high, Emery Falls is 38 ft high, and Harrigan’s Falls is 5 ft high. 4 falls

Eternal Flame Falls

Map This unique, 30 ft high cascade is made from shale with high natural gas content. Small flames can be lit from the gas leaking from the rock behind the falls. 3 falls

Glen Falls

Map A multi-tiered falls, totaling 27 ft high in a small park in the village of Williamsville. 1 fall

Harrigan’s Falls

See Emery Park Falls.

Serenity Falls

Map A small series of cascades within Forest Lawn Cemetery. Buffalo’s only natural waterfall. 1 fall

Tannery Falls

Map A 20 ft cascade into the west branch of Cazenovia Creek south of East Aurora. 1 fall

West Falls

Map A tiered natural drop of roughly 5 ft with a man-made dam of 4 ft in the village of West Falls. 1 fall

Zoar Valley Falls

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Zoar Valley falls within Erie and Cattaraugus counties. Click here. 13+ falls

Essex County

Artists Falls

Map A 20 ft high cascade in Gill Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River. Additional falls (10-20 ft high) can be found upstream. multiple falls

Beaver Meadows Falls

Map 60 ft horsetail cascade falls on a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River. 1 fall

Beede Brook

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See Dipper Brook 9 fall

Beer Walls Falls

Map A 150 ft cascade down a sheer cliff, often used by both rock and ice climbers. 1 fall

Birmingham Falls

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See Rainbow Falls (2) 9 fall

Blue Ridge Falls

Map A stretch of The Branch, near Blue Ridge Campground, that features several small, turbulent drops. multiple falls

Bouquet River Falls (North Fork)

Map A relatively steep hike with plenty of waterfalls and a swimming hole. The first falls is right along Route 73. 8 falls

Bouquet River Falls (South Fork)

Map Several small falls on this stretch of the South Fork. multiple falls

Bushnell Falls

Map A 5 mile hike up Johns Brook from Keene Valley, will lead you to this 20 ft fall within a secluded gorge. 1 fall

Cascade Lake Falls

Map A large cascade, dropping over 100 ft from cascade mountain. Easily seen from Route 73. 1 fall

Deer Brook Falls

Map An 80 ft cascade is the centerpiece of Deer Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River. Deer brook has numerous waterfalls – possibly the most of any minor waterway in the Adirondacks. multiple falls

Dipper Brook

Map A steep gully near Keene Valley. multiple falls

Fairy Ladder Falls

Map A 90 ft high staircase cascade on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls. Additional falls (10-20 ft high) can be found upstream. The highest (elevation) waterfall in the Adirondacks. 1 fall

Falls Brook

Map Several waterfalls, some on Private Property on this small creek north of Minerva. multiple falls

Falls of Clarion

Map Downstream from Lachute Falls, on the Ticonderoga River (the outlet of Lake George) is this wide falls and covered bridge. 1 fall

Flume Falls

Map A series of falls in a narrow tributary to the Ausable that total roughly 60 feet. 3 falls

Hague Brook Falls

Map A 15 ft high and a 10 ft high roadside falls on Hague Brook near Hague. 2 falls

Hanging Spear Falls

Map An 80 ft high, hourglass shaped falls on the Opalescent River near Calamity Mtn. 1 fall

High Falls Gorge

Map This commercial property features well maintained trails and bridges to get you excellent views of Climax (50 ft), Rainbow, Mini, and Main Falls. The Falls total roughly 100 ft over a 700 ft stretch of the Ausable River. 4 falls

Hoffman Notch

Map Several small waterfalls along the steep northern end of Hoffman Notch Brook. multiple falls

Hoisington Brook Cascade

Map A small cascade under a stone footbridge in Westport, on Lake Champlain. 1 fall

Hulls Falls

Map A wide, 20 ft high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River, south of Keene. (Private Property) 1 fall

Indian Falls

Map A 25 ft high falls on Marcy brook that overlooks the MacIntyre Mountain Range and is a popular rest stop for hikers on their way to Mt Marcy; NY’s highest peak. 1 fall

Jay Falls

Map The East Branch of the Ausable River drops roughly 8 feet down this granite outcropping in Jay – 10 miles north of Keene. 1 fall

Knob Lock Mountain Falls

Map Several cascades along this tributary to The Branch, in the Green Mountain Wilderness area. multiple falls

La Chute Falls

Map A 35 ft high cascade on the Lake George’s outlet: Ticonderoga Creek over a dam, then 8 ft over a breached dam. 3 falls

Linsey Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on
the Schroon River.
unknown

MacIntyre Brook Falls

Map The journey along the Algonquin Peak Trail to Wright Peak will lead you to this 15 ft cascade. 1 fall

Millers Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on
the Cold River. The Northville-Placid Trail runs along the western bank of the
river.
unknown

Mink Falls

Map A 1-15 ft drop in a small tributary to the Hudson, south of the Northwoods Club. 1 fall

Monument Falls

Map A short walk from Route 86 and your at this 8 ft high cascade on the Ausable River, near Lake Placid. 1 fall

Mossy Cascade Brook Falls

Map A 40 ft high cascade in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River, North of St. Huberts. Another 10 ft cascade is found along the way. 2 falls

Natural Stone Bridge

Map The commercial attraction Natural Stone Bridge and Caves on Trout Brook features an 8 foot waterfall, a marble natural stone bridge, and several caves (one of which with a waterfall within). multiple falls

Opalescent Falls

Map A 15 ft cascade on the Opalescent River, just downstream from Hanging Spear Falls. 1 fall

Ord Falls


Map
Nothing is known about these falls on
the Hudson River.
unknown

Paradise Alley

Map A small cascade in the shadow of Vanderwhacker Mountain. 1 fall

Pyramid Falls

Map Pyramid Creek, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a 20 and 15 ft falls at a bend in the creek. The Cascades fan out from the top, forming a pyramid shape. 2 falls

Rainbow Falls (1)

Map A spectacular 150 ft cascade that fills its gorge with mist. Rainbow Brook is a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River at Lower Ausable Lake. 1 fall

Rainbow Falls (2)

Map Two massive drops totaling 70 ft high on the Ausable River at Ausable Chasm. Easily one of the most popular waterfalls in Adirondack Park. 1 fall

Roaring Brook Falls

Map A tall, narrow falls over 100 ft tall in two segments. The flow is low and it looks best in spring or after heavy rain. 1 fall

Rocky Falls

Map A small 6 ft falls and a lean-to on Indian Pass Brook near Heart Lake. 1 fall

Schroon Falls

Map A 6 ft drop on the Schroon River in the middle of Schroon Falls, NY. 1 fall

Split Rock Falls

Map A popular, picturesque drop that is unique and has a plunge pool in its mid-section and at the bottom.  Check downstream for a second, smaller cascade. 2 falls

Staircase Falls

Map Several small (1-2 ft) drops lined up on Putnam Creek near Crown Point Center. multiple falls

[Unnamed Falls]

Map A 25 ft cascade near Lake Colden with other smaller falls along the way. multiple falls

[Unnamed Falls]

Map Several cascades (two large falls) on this tributary to Nichols Brook. Southwest of Keene. multiple falls

Wadhams Falls

Map A large flume falls on the Bouquet River in the center of Wadhams, near Lake Champlain. 1 fall

Wanika Falls

Map A series of cascades totaling over 100 feet along Chubby Creek and the Northville Placid Trail. multiple falls

Wedge Brook Falls

Map Wedge Brook Creek, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has 3 falls (from 8 to 30 ft high). 3 falls

Wilmington
Flume

Map An estimated 50 ft cascade over 4
drops. A DEC sign marks the trail.
1 fall

Wilmington Notch Falls

Map A powerful 50 ft cascade down a narrow cut in the Ausable canyon. The best view is from the Wilmington Notch Campground. There may be a fee. 1 fall

Franklin County

Augerhole Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on the West
Branch St. Regis River.
unknown

High Falls (1)

Map Located on the Chateaugay River in High Falls park.
A two-tier plunge that is estimated at 120 ft. A nominal fee at the park desk is required to visit.
1 fall

High Falls (2)

Map An estimated 30 ft. drop on the Salmon River. 1 fall

Genesee County

Buttermilk Falls

Map A 60 ft falls on Oatka Creek north of Le Roy. (Private Property) 1 fall

Indian Falls

Map A 20 ft falls on Tonawanda Creek. Enjoy this falls from the Log Cabin Restaurant. 1 fall

LeRoy Falls

Map A 6 ft high natural waterfall and 11 ft high dam spanning over 150 ft across Oatka Creek in the center of LeRoy. 2 falls

Morganville Falls

Map A 25 ft cascade down a jagged cliff on Black Creek, near Batavia. (Private Property) 1 fall

Old Buttermilk Falls

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See LeRoy Falls

Greene County

Bastian Falls

Map A roadside set of drops totaling 71 ft. Off of Rt 23A in the Catskill Mountains near Palenville. 1 fall

Black Chasm

Map Multiple falls line this clove which is a tributary to the more famous Platte Clove. The tallest falls are estimated at 80 ft. A very difficult and dangerous hike with no defined trails. Multiple falls

Bridal Veil Falls (1)

Map At 80 ft, this is the tallest falls in the Platte Clove. All falls located in the Platte Clove are considered dangerous and extreme caution should be exercised when visiting. Multiple falls

Bridal Veil Falls (2)

Map Not much is known about these falls that are adjacent to Glen Falls. On an unnamed tributary to Kiskatom Creek. (Private Property). unknown

Buttermilk Falls

Map 3 drops totaling over 100 ft on the south end of Kaaterskill Clove near Palenville. 3 falls

Deans Mill Falls

Map (Private Property) 1 fall

Delmura Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls just downstream from Five Cascades. unknown

Diamond Notch Falls

Map A 10 ft falls located in Diamond Notch Hollow between Hunter and West Kill mountains. 1 fall

Drummond Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls on Kaaterskill Creek. unknown

Fawns Leap

Map A constriction in the gorge creates a 30 ft plunge pool falls on Katerskill
Creek.
1 fall

Five Cascades

Map Not much is known about these falls. A total of 5 falls drop to form the
beginning of Kaaterskill Clove. Considered to be very dangerous. The actual
falls themselves may be on private property, but should be viewable from
state land.
5 falls

Glen Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls. Located on the Glen Falls House Resort
property along Kiskatom Creek. (Private Property).
unknown

Hell’s Hole

Map Multiple falls line this gully before it enters the famous Platte Clove.
All falls located in the Platte Clove are considered dangerous and extreme caution should be exercised when visiting.
Multiple falls

High Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls on Kaaterskill Creek. unknown

Hilyer Ravine

- See Viola Falls.

Horseshoe Falls

- See Bastion Falls.

Kaaterskill Falls

Map A massive 231 ft falls in three tiers. The first drop, an overhanging one,
is 170ft tall. One of the tallest falls in the state.
1 fall

Mary’s Glen

Map Located in North South Lake Campground, multiple small falls line this creek.
A day pass is required if not staying at the campground.
Multiple falls

Meadow Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls. unknown

Moores Bridge Falls

Map Downstream from Fawns Leap, this 10 ft cascade is popular with tourists.
Just below the Rt. 23A bridge over Katerskill Creek.
1 fall

Old Mill Falls

Map An estimated 15 ft falls behind the resident artists cabin. An old king post bridge crosses the creek here as the beginning of a trail that leads into the Indian Head Wild Forest. 1 fall

Plattekill Falls

Map An estimated 60 ft waterfall in the famous Platte Clove. All falls located in the Platte Clove are considered dangerous and extreme caution should be exercised when visiting. Multiple falls

Santa Cruz Ravine

Map Not much is known about this ravine, said to hold several falls. It borders private land. Multiple falls

Viola Falls

Map Multiple drops down Hilyer Ravine on the south end of Kaaterskill Clove near Palenville. Multiple falls

Wildcat Falls

Map Two sheer drops down Wildcat Ravine on the south end of Kaaterskill Clove near Palenville. Nearly 100 ft total. 2 falls

Hamilton County

Auger Falls

Map A series of drops totaling roughly 100 ft in this narrow gorge on the Sacandaga River in the Adirondacks. The area has a large amount of potholes and an excellent swimming area upstream. Multiple falls

Austin Falls

Map A 40 ft long chute, tumbling across large rock formations, in a narrow section of  the Sacandaga River in the Adirondacks. 1 fall

Bray House Falls

Map A foaming stretch of East Canada Creek that drops about 15 feet over a bulge of rock. 1 fall

Buckhorn Falls

Map A small 5 ft cascade in a small gorge on the outlet of Buckhorn Lake, east of Piseco Lake. 1 fall

Buttermilk Falls

Map A series of short and wide cascades on the Raquette River totaling nearly 40 feet. Probably one of the most popular waterfalls in the Adirondacks. There is also an interesting elevation phenomenon, in which the river appear to be elevated above the surrounding bedrock. Series of rapids and small cascades.

Christine Falls


Map
An estimated 20 ft. cascade tumbles over rocks
after falling over a man made dam.
1 fall

Cold Creek Falls

Map 5 and 20 ft cascades on Cold Creek, a tributary of the West Sacandaga River in the Adirondacks. Visit West Sacandaga River Falls which is less than half a mile up the river. 2 falls

Death Falls

Map This 50 ft high cascade near the Golden Beach campground on Indian Lake. Named for Death Brook, the creek it empties into. 1 fall

Dug Mountain Falls

Map One 4 ft and one 40 ft cascade. May not be completely accessible on foot. 2 falls

Griffin Falls

Map A beautiful gorge with drops totaling over 20 ft on the east branch of the Sacandaga River. 3 falls

Groff Creek Falls

Map Three falls, ranging from 10 to 30 ft can be found by traversing a dirt road alongside Groff Mountain. 3 falls

Hope Falls

see Tenant Creek Falls

Jimmy Creek Falls

Map A 4 ft chute and an 8 ft cascade just upstream from the Rt. 8 2 falls

OK Slip Falls

Map A massive, multi-tiered, 250 ft  high falls. Visible from miles away. (currently off limits, but visible from Kettle Mountain) 1 fall

Potholers Falls

see Bray House Falls.

West Sacandaga River Falls

Map 12 and 8 ft cascades in a narrow section of the West Sacandaga River in the Adirondacks. Visit Cold Creek Falls along the way. 2 falls

Secret Falls

see Death Falls. 1 fall

Squaw Brook Falls

Map A small roadside falls (falls is on private property) below a bridge on the west side of Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. 1 fall

T-Lake Falls

Map Estimated to be over 300 ft total drop. 1 fall

Tenant Creek Falls

Map A stretch of Tenant Creek offers up one slippery, low-sloping 50-footer, with refreshing plunge pool, and two smaller falls within a mile and a half. Excellent creek walk at the southern end of the Adirondacks. 3 falls

West Stony Creek Falls

Map A small 4 ft cascade along the Northville-Placid Trail on the southern end of the Adirondacks. 1 fall

Whiskey Brook Falls

Map A small 6 ft high cascade on Hatchery Creek, near Speculator in the Adirondacks. 1 fall

Herkimer County

Little Falls

Map A series of rapids and 2 drops where the Erie Canal splits and rejoins the Mohawk River. Multiple falls

Lewis County

King Falls

Map An estimated 25 ft drop below a power plant on the Deer River. Property status unknown. 1 fall

Lyons Falls

Map A massive 63 ft cascade on the Black River. 1 fall

Rainbow Falls


Map
Not much is known about these falls which are a tributary to Gulf Stream in the Tug Hill State Forest. unknown

Talcottville Falls


Map
Also referred to as Sugar River Falls. An estimated 60 ft cascade on the Sugar River in the town of Talcottville. Property status unknown. 1 fall

Whetstone Gulf State Park

Map Whetstone Creek carved this three mile gorge out of the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. A 50 ft waterfall is the main attraction, but there are smaller falls along the way. Multiple falls

Whitaker Falls

Map This Martinsburg town park (Whittaker Park) on Roaring Brook features a large flume and a few smaller falls. Multiple falls

Livingston County

Ashantee Falls

Map Smack in the middle of Ashantee, NY is this 10 ft high man-made falls. You can see it from Littleville Rd. (Private Property) 1 fall

Beards Creek


Map
An estimated 100 ft plunge falls. Property status unknown. 1 fall

Canaseraga Falls

Map South of Ossian. unknown

County Line Falls

Map Near Hemlock Lake, a 50 ft horseshoe cascade and a 25 ft free fallon the same trail as Reynolds Gully. 2 falls

Fall Brook Falls

Map A spectacular 80 ft falls just south of Geneseo. (Private Property) Multiple falls

Honeoye Creek

Map In North Bloomfield the creek falls over several serial 1-2 ft drops. Multiple falls

Kes equa Creek Falls

Map Sonyea State Forest features several small ledges, a gradual slide over a slanting slab of rock, and a 4 ft cascade. Multiple falls

Littleville Falls

Map This 20 ft falls is upstream from Ashantee Falls. This falls is on (Private Property), but you may be able to spot it through the trees as you drive by. 1 fall

Letchworth State Park

Map The “Grand Canyon of the East.” 3 Major waterfalls
on the Genesee River. Several other falls.
Multiple falls

-Papermill Falls (Gibsonville)

Map A 45 ft cascade in three parts. In the vanished village of Gibsonville, within Letchworth State Park. 1 fall

Paper Mill Falls

Map A 15 ft cascade within a small community park. 1 fall

Patterson Gulf


Map
Not much is know about this gully. Said to hold numerous large sized falls.
(Private Property)
.
Multiple falls

Reynolds Gully

Map On the south end of Hemlock lake, Near county line falls. 3 of these falls are Private Property- no trespassing. 6 falls

South MacMillan Creek Falls

Map Roughly 20 ft high in 2 segments. (Private Property) 1 fall

Stone Falls

Map Not much is known about this waterfall. Estimated to be 30 ft. (Private
Property)
.
1 fall

Sugar Creek Glen

Map A private campground with an excellent creek-walk. Multiple falls

Madison County

Buttermilk Falls

Map A 30 ft cascade on private property south of Canastota. 1 fall

Button Falls

Map A 40 ft falls visible from the road or from the edge of a steep gorge. 1 fall

Chittenango Falls

Map A 167 ft cascade carved through 40 million year old rock. 1 fall

Delphi Falls

Map Southeast of Pompey on the east branch of Limestone Creek. Private property 2 falls

Dover Stone Church Falls

Map Two estimated 20 ft falls on Stone Church Brook nestled inside a 80 ft tall natural rock grotto. 2 falls

Oxbow Falls

Map 3  100 ft foot waterfalls cascading down the Helderberg Escarpment in a county park. 3 falls
(possibly more)

Perryville Falls

Map Just northeast of Chittenango Falls, this cascade tumbles down the same rock. Estimated 150ft high. Most likely on Private property 1 fall

Stockbridge Falls

Map This stretch of Oneida Creek features over 6  drops totaling over100 feet. The falls are on Private property, but you can view the falls from the Falls Rd Bridge. 6+ falls

Monroe County

Bullock’s Woods Waterfall

- See Turning Point Falls

Corbett’s Glen

Map An oasis of preserved land in the middle of the town of Penfield. 3 falls

Densmore Falls

Map A 15 ft cascade and some small ledges in the town of Irondequoit. 1 fall

Honeoye Falls

Map
Map
The upper falls is a 30 ft high adjacent to a picturesque “Red Sawmill.” The Lower falls is only 3 ft high and located in Harry Allen Park only a short distance away, but not exactly worth the visit. 2 falls

Linear Park Cascades

- See Philbrick Park

Norton’s Falls

Map 50 ft high falls lines a historic Native American trail that leads to the Genesee River. 1 fall

Philbrick Park

Map A series of small cascades, rapids and historic mill sites on this stretch of Irondequoit Creek. A 30 ft falls hidden away along the trails. Formerly Linear Park. Multiple falls.

Rochester Falls

-High Falls (Map)

-Middle Falls/Dam (Map)

-Lower Falls (Map)

The 3 historic falls in the heart of the City of Rochester. Heavily used and easily accessible.  The upper falls anchors the High Falls district, with its many restaurants, bars and historic mill sites. The High Falls site contains a museum documenting the history of the site and the Brown’s Race (a man-made diversion) runs through it. The Lower Falls is equally as grand. Middle Falls has been capped by a hydro-electric dam. 3 falls

Red Falls

- See Turning Point Falls

Turning Point Falls

Map
Map
2 falls that empty into the Genesee River at Turning Point Park. Often referred to as Red Falls and Brown (or Bullock’s Woods) Falls. 2 falls

Zoo Falls & Zoo Cascade

Map 2 falls that empty into the Genesee River at Seneca Park. 2 falls

Montgomery County

Buttermilk Falls

- See Yatesville Falls.

Canajoharie Falls

Map 45 ft high cascade and a few small falls in this public section of Canajoharie Gorge. Multiple falls

Yatesville Falls

Map Estimated to be a 30 ft falls located in the
Yatesville State Forest. Also referred to as Buttermilk Falls.
1 fall

Zimmerman Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls on Zimmerman
Creek. Access is via a power plant and permission needs to be obtained. (Private
Property).
unknown

Niagara County

Burt Dam

Map A manmade dam and spillway on Eighteenmile Creek, near Newfane. Accessible through the adjacent Fisherman’s Park. 1 fall

Jeddo Creek Falls

Map If you have information on this falls, let us know in our Forum. ??

Lockport Canal Falls

Map 5 drops from this canal overflow total 56 ft in height. 5 falls

Mill Pond Falls

Map A 20 ft falls on the east branch of Eighteenmile Creek, below Mill Pond, a historic mill site, outside of Lockport. 3 falls

Niagara Falls

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Map A must-see. Even with more than 70% of the water diverted, it’s a powerful sight. Niagara Falls Historical TimelineNiagara Falls Maps ▪ Interactive Map of Niagara FallsInteractive Map of the Niagara River ▪ Niagara Falls: American vs. Canadian SideNiagara Falls Message Board ▪ Niagara Falls Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Top Niagara Falls Hotels ▪ Niagara Falls Desktop Wallpaper 3 falls

Royalton Falls

Map A 25 ft high bridal veil-like falls on Eighteenmile Creek outside of Lockport. 1 fall

Oneida County

Lost Pond Outlet Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls located in
Charles E Baker State Forest.
1 fall

Oriskany Falls

Map A 20 ft high cascade on Oriskany Creek with a 6 ft man-made falls downstream. 2 falls

Pixley Falls

Map Pixley Falls State Park features a 50 foot cascade and several others.

Multiple falls

Trenton Falls

Map A scenic trail in the town of Trenton gives a spectacular view of the Trenton Falls formations. More intimate access is closed due to Private Property. Trail is seasonal.
Includes Village (Morgan’s Mill Dam) Falls,  Sherman Falls,  Lower High Falls,  Upper High Falls, (upper/Squire’s)  Mill Dam Falls, Power Dam Supply, Rocky Heart, Prospect Falls, Potash Kettle and the Narrows (Cascade of the Alhambra)
Over 10 falls

Onondaga County

Bamerick Falls

Map A 40 ft horsetail cascade and cascade on Rush Creek in Dewitt. Private property. 1 fall

Brickyard Falls

Map A 50-60 ft cascade adjacent to private property in Manlius. Possibly accessible. 1 fall

Bucktail Falls

Map A 35 ft plunge/cascade tucked away in a “green” gully. 1 fall

The Cascades

Map A series of cascades on Cascades Creek in Tully. Private property. Do not trespass. Multiple falls

Edwards Falls

Map A large 60-70 ft tall drop in Manlius. 1 fall

Emerson Gulf

Map North of Fellows Falls lies this similar gully. Property status unknown. Multiple falls

Fellows Falls

Map 4 falls ranging from 10 to 65 ft high. Property status variable. Multiple falls

Gamble Mills Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls on Rice Brook, a tributary to
Otisco Lake. Private property. Do not trespass.
unknown

Guppy Falls

Map A 20 ft cascade in the Skaneateles Conservation Area. 1 fall

Hopper Glen

Map This wooded area in the south edge of Syracuse has a few small cascades. 2 falls

Marcellus Falls

Map One 10 ft manmade dam and one 10 ft cascade in the village of Marcellus. 2 falls

Old Dam Falls

Map A 25-30 ft high old dam in Manlius. 1 fall

Otisco Lake Dam

Map This 15 ft dam maintains the water level of Otisco Lake and forms a pleasant man-made waterfall. 1 fall

Peppermill Gulf

Map An interesting 90 ft limestone cascade awaits you at the end of a 1.8 mile creek walk. Private property. Do not trespass. 1 fall

Pratt’s Falls

Map A 137 ft frothy ribbon cascade is the centerpiece of this county park. 1 fall

Randall Falls


Map
Not much is known about these falls on
Randall Gulf.
unknown

Rattlesnake Gulf

Map This active gully in the unstable Tully Valley. Three large waterfalls, including the Blue Hole is accessible if you obtain a day pass from Adams Eden Camp. Multiple falls

Three Falls Woods

Map The privately owned Three Falls Woods holds three 70 ft waterfalls in tributaries that combine shortly after dropping. 3 falls

Ontario County

Affolter Gully

Map A large forking gully on the west side of Honeoye Lake. This area is assumed to be on private property. Multiple falls

Barnes Creek Gully

Map Onanda Park in Canandaigua has 3 falls ranging from 8 to 50 ft. 3 falls

Bray Gully

Map Just north of Briggs gully on Honeoye Lake. This area is on private property. Multiple falls

Briggs Gully

Map Part of the Wesley Hill Nature Preserve  on the east side of Honeoye Lake. This massive gorge winds through an old growth forest. The section with waterfall is on private property. 1 fall

Burning Springs Falls

Map A 30 ft cascade on private property that is a historic landmark for the bedrock’s unique natural gas deposits. 2 falls

Devil’s
Bedroom


Map
An estimated 60 ft plunge in a small watershed.
Private property
.
1 fall

Double Drop Falls

Map A series of small curtains running the width of Flint Creek in the village of Phelps. 2 falls

Grimes Glen

Map Multiple cascading falls and a refreshing creek-walk in Naples. Multiple falls

Hatch Hill Falls

Map A seasonal waterfall in the Hi Tor area near the Naples Community Park. 1 fall

Kashong Glen

Map A large tributary to Seneca Lake containing numerous large waterfalls. Private property. Multiple falls

Menteth Falls

Map A 60 ft cascade near Menteth Point on the west side of Canandaigua Lake. It is probably on private property. This site is recognized as having natural gas seepage from the bedrock. 1 fall
(possibly more upstream)

Mill Drop Falls

Map A 10 ft man-made falls on an old mill site in Littleville. 1 fall

Old Mill Falls

Map An 11 ft drop next to old mill, which is now a wine cafe, in village of Phelps. Additional falls can be found upstream. Multiple falls

Onanda Park

- See  Barnes Creek Falls.

Stemple Hill Gully

Map This gully on the west side of Canandaigua Lake has multiple falls, including a very large one. Private property. Multiple falls

Tannery Creek Falls

Map A well-preserved gully with tall rock formations and a lot of waterfalls. A challenging hike. Multiple falls

Orleans County

Clarendon Falls

Map A 25 ft cascade in a small park in the center of the village of Clarendon. It is illuminated at night. 1 fall

Glen Falls

- See Holley Falls.

Holley Falls

Map A man-made waterfall bridging the Erie Canal to Sandy creek. 1 fall

Lyndonville Dam Falls

Map An 11 ft high, 275 ft long dam on Lyndonville Creek. 1 fall

Medina Falls

Map A 40 ft high steep cascade on Oak Orchard Creek, near where the Erie Canal crosses it in Medina. 1 fall

Oak Orchard Falls

- See Waterport Falls

Waterport Falls

Map A 40 ft gradual cascade sits below a man-made dam in the town of Waterport. 1 fall

Oswego County

Mad River Falls

Map A 4 ft cascade on a public access creek in the Tug Hill region. 1 fall

Salmon River Falls

Map A 110 ft falls located in the Salmon River Unique Area 1 fall

Otsego County

Judds Falls

Map A 135 ft drop below the Rt 20 overpass in Cherry Valley. 1 fall

Leatherstocking Falls


Map
Nothing is known about these falls on an unnamed tributary to Otsego Lake. unknown

St. Mary’s Falls


Map
Nothing is known about these falls in General Jacob Morris State Forest. unknown

Putnam County

New Croton Dam Falls

Map Part artificial and part natural, the falls spill over the man made wall at an
estimated 150 ft. before spilling over natural rock. It is located inside the
Croton Gorge Park.
1 fall

Rensselaer County

Barberville Falls

Map A 60 ft cascade on Poesten Kill Creek. West of Troy. 1 fall

Black River Falls (lower)

Map A small waterfall dropping over a large slab of sandstone that often splits the flow. The foundation of an old mill and the remnants of the race can be found on site. 1 fall

High Falls of Papscanee Creek

Map A waterfall below a culvert that goes under the Albany-Boston Railroad.
(Private Property)
1 fall

Moordener Kill Falls

Map A man-made dam and natural cascade on Moordiner Kill, a tributary to the Hudson River. 2 falls

Red Mill Falls

Map A sizable falls over rounded limestone in the middle of Rensselaer County.
(accessibility unknown)
1 fall

Rensselaer Technology Park Falls

Map An 8 ft and a 40 ft waterfall in this tributary to the Hudson, near Albany.
(accessibility unknown)
2 falls

Saratoga County

Beecher Creek Falls

Map A 20 ft cascade just upstream of the historic
Edinburg covered bridge. A smaller falls lies upstream behind a historic old
carriage house.
1 fall

Eggleston Falls


Map
Nothing is known about these falls on Black Pond
Creek.
unknown

Jessup’s Great Falls

- See Palmer Falls

Maple Shade Falls

Map A 15 ft high cascade on the east side of Saratoga Lake. 1 fall

Mill Branch Falls

- See Maple Shade Falls 1 fall

Palmer Falls

Map A 70 ft high cascade on the Hudson in Corinth, NY. 1 fall

Rock City Falls

Map A 12 ft high cascade on Kayaderosseras Creek, west of Saratoga Springs. 1 fall

Rockwell Falls

Map A 10 ft high horseshoe falls on the Hudson, just before it meets with the Sacandaga in Hadley, NY. 1 fall

Snook Kill Falls

Map Numerous drops, including a 20 ft plunge on Snook Kill between the Greenfield Rd bridge and Saratoga Rd (Rt 9). Visible from the roadside on Wilton-Greenfield Rd. multiple falls

Schenectady County

Plotter Kill Falls

Map Plotter Kill Nature Preserve, just west of Schenectady, features over 632 acres of forest along the Plotter Kill tributary to the Mohawk River. The Upper Falls is 60 ft high; the Lower Falls and Rynex Creek Falls are 40 ft high. 3 falls

Schoharie County

Hardenburgh Falls

Map A 15 ft plunge falls on Bear Kill Creek which empties into the Schoharie
Reservoir. A permit from the DEC may be required to visit.
1 fall

Manorkill Falls

Map Not much is known about these falls. On Manorkill creek, it flows under Co. Rd.
39 before emptying into the Schoharie Reservoir. Designated by the DEC as a
unique and scenic area.
unknown

Mine Kill Falls

Map An 80 ft cascade in Mine Kill State Park. A smaller falls is upstream underneath
the Rt. 30 bridge.
1 fall

Secret Cavern Falls

Map This privately owned cave has a 100 ft underground Waterfall. Admission charged. 1 fall

Schuyler County

Aunt Sarah’s Falls

Map A dramatic 90 ft roadside falls right off of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls. 1 fall

Burdett Falls

Map A series of drops roughly totaling 25 ft in a small park in Burdett. 1 fall

Deckertown Falls

Map A narrow gorge and an easy-access 50+ ft cascade. More to explore in the gorge above for the daring. Multiple falls

Eagle Cliff Falls

- See Havana Glen.

Excelsior Glen

Map Across Seneca Lake from Watkins Glen, this narrow and secluded gorge is a steep climb to falls ranging from 8 to over 100 ft. 4 falls

National Forest Gorge Trail

Map This trail in the Finger Lakes National Forrest offers scenic views, roadside falls
and waterfalls in the gorge below.
Multiple falls

Havana Glen

Map A dramatic amphitheater with a 41 ft plunge and multiple staircase falls. Multiple falls

Hector Falls

Map A road-side 165 ft cascade. Well worth the detour while visiting Watkins Glen. 1 fall

Johns Creek

Map A few estimated 10-20 ft high (estimated) waterfalls on Johns Creek in the town of Montour Falls.
Property status unknown.
Multiple falls

Quarter Mile Glen

Map A small glen north of Watkins Glen on the west side of Seneca Lake. Some drops visible from the sidewalk on Rt 14. (Property status unknown) Multiple falls

Shequaga Falls

Map A 156 ft cascade pouring down the Portage Escarpment cliff in Montour Falls. 1 fall

Templar Falls

- See Twin Falls.

Twin Falls

Map Two steep falls (11 and 15 ft) near Van Zandt Hollow. 2 falls

Watkins Glen

Map A right of passage for all waterfall and hiking enthusiasts. (19 falls)

Seneca County

Frontenac Falls

Map North of Taughannock, this 95 ft fall is located within a Camp Barton (a Boy Scout camp)  (Private Property – Permission needed) 2 falls

Groves Creek Falls

Map Not too far from Oak Tree Falls on the west side of Cayuga Lake is a roadside 30 ft falls topped with an 8 ft cascade. 2 falls

Hosmer Falls

Map Barnum Creek on the west side of Cayuga Lake hosts this falls. (Private Property) 1 fall

Oak Tree Falls

Map A creek-walk up Groves Creek (west side of Cayuga Lake) leads to a beautiful 60 ft plunge falls. 1 fall

Sheldrake Creek

Map Several waterfalls in this gully on the west side of Cayuga Lake. (Private Property) Multiple falls

Silver Thread Falls

Map A 150 ft high cascade on Mill creek in the town of Lodi. (Private Property) 1 fall

Wilson Creek

Map Multiple falls in this sizable gully on the northeast shore of Seneca Lake(Private Property) Multiple falls

St. Lawrence County

Allen Falls

Map An estimated 35 ft curtain cascade on the St. Regis River. 1 fall

Bog River Falls

Map Two falls, totaling 30 ft in height. The lower falls is under a picturesque stone bridge crossing the Tupper Lake inlet in the Adirondacks. 2 falls

Harper Falls

Map An estimated 60 ft drop cascade on the Grass River North Branch. 1 fall

Lampson Falls

Map A 40 ft cascade on Grasse River. 1 fall

Rainbow Falls

Map A 40ft cascade on the south Branch of the Grasse River 1 fall

Rushton Falls

Map An estimated 10 ft. drop in the Grasse River on both sides of an island. 1 fall

Sylvan Falls

Map A large cataract spread out over a large stretch of the St. Regis River near Hopkington. 1 fall

Twin Falls

Map Two cascading falls along the Grasse River. One segment of the falls is estimated to be 50 ft tall. 2 falls

Steuben County

Bear Falls

Map Not much is known about this waterfall. unknown

Damoth’s Gully

Map The owners of this property graciously allow respectful hikers to travel through this gully on the trail that pass two 4 ft falls and one 25 ft fall. 3 falls

Mitchellsville Creek


Map
Not much is known about the falls that
line this creek. The Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) runs along the rim of the gorge
through private properties. (Private Property).
unknown

Oskonsa Falls


Map
Nothing is known about these falls on
Meyers Creek.
unknown

Stony Brook State Park

Map A well-maintained park with an excellent creek-walk, large falls, campgrounds
and a man-made dam that provides an excellent public swimming area.
9 falls

Wagener Glen

Map At least 4 waterfalls in this deep gorge on the west branch of Keuka Lake  (Private Property – No Access) Multiple falls

Whiteman Gully

Map To the east of Dansville, this steep gully containing Little Mill Creek has over 7 waterfalls. (Private Property) Multiple falls

Sullivan County

Denton Falls

Map A series of small cascades on the Neversink River. multiple falls

Katrina Falls


Map
Located in the Neversink Unique Area, these falls drop 90 ft. from Davies Lake. 1 fall

High Falls

Map A small cascade on the Neversink River. 1 fall

Tioga County

Buttermilk Falls

Map

A 50 ft staircase-like cascade on a tributary to Catatonk Creek, north of Owego. 1 fall

Cornell Hollow Falls

Map

A 30-35 ft cascade in private property in Owego, NY. (approximate location) 1 fall

Waverly Glen Falls

Map

A 40-50 ft cascade and a small 4 ft dam overflow in a village park in Waverly, NY. 2 falls

Tompkins County

Business Man’s Lunch Falls

- See Wells Falls

Bud Brook Falls

Map Numbers small falls (1-3 ft) along this stretch of Bud Brook, south of Dryden. Multiple falls

Buttermilk Falls

Map This State Park’s centerpiece is a frothy 165 ft high cascade with a dammed swimming area. Explore more of the gorge for at least 10 more falls and various rock formations. 10 falls

Cascadilla Falls

Map Adjacent to the Cornell campus, and often used by students as a shortcut into College Town, this small city natural area features one spectacular waterfall after another. 9 falls

Coy Glen

Map This Critical Environmental Area is an important tributary ecosystem near the City of Ithaca. Access is restricted and because of the fragility of the system it is important that access remain limited. Property Access Restricted. Unknown

Green Tree Falls

- See Porter’s Falls

Judd Falls

Map A 12 ft high roadside cascade. 1 fall

Fall Creek

Fall Creek runs through Ithaca, bordering the Cornel campus and slicing through the Portage Escarpment. Ithaca Falls is the first of several large waterfalls along this large waterway. A hike on the Fall Creek section of the Cayuga Trail will give you excellent views of the other 4 waterfalls. The hike will end in a flooded section of the gorge called Beebe Lake.
The Waterfalls of Fall Creek:  5 falls

-Ithaca Falls

Map On the north End of Ithaca, west of the Cornell University campus sits this majestic 150 ft tall cascade. 1 fall

-Forest Falls

Map A 20 ft picturesque cascade. 1 fall

-Foaming Falls

Map A 15 ft cascade with a sharply concaved crest. 1 fall

-Rocky Falls

Map A 25 ft cascade in a bend in the creek. 1 fall

-Triphammer Falls

Map An 80 ft cascade dropping from the man-made dam that forms Beebe Lake. The last Falls on the Trail. 1 fall

Lick Brook Falls

Map The Finger Lakes Land Trust protects the 128 acres surrounding Lick Brook Gorge, which contains several small cascades and 3 major falls (approx 25, 50, and 100 ft high). 3+ falls

Lucifer Falls

- See Robert H. Treman State Park

Ludlowville Falls

Map A beautiful falls (with a cave) in a park in the middle of a small town southeast of Ithaca. 1 fall

Porter’s Falls

Map A 25 ft fall with a 8 ft dam downstream and a 30 ft dam upstream. Another 10 ft natural falls is tucked away in the gorge. 4 falls

Robert H. Treman
State Park

-Lucifer & Lower Falls

Map A spectacular gorge containing 11 cascades, including the 115 ft Lucifer Falls in the Enfield Glen. This park also offers a natural swimming pool, campgrounds and a historic mill site. Located south of Ithaca. 11 falls

Sweedler Preserve

- See Lick Brook Falls

Taughannock Falls

Map A picturesque 215 ft plunge down the middle of a colossal amphitheater. Multiple falls

Twin Glens

Map Two steep gullies with plenty of white water. Private property. Multiple falls

Vanbuskirk Gulf

Map One 25 ft high falls and another 20 ft high falls. Several smaller drops. Private property. No trespassing. 2+ falls

Van Nattas Cascade

- See Wells Falls

Wells Falls

Map A 65 ft twisting and turning cascade stemming from a man-made dam (20 ft) and falling down 3 drops (totaling 45 ft ) on Six Mile Creek. Across the gorge are two tributaries that will form 70 ft plunges after rain. 3 fall

Ulster County

Awosting Falls

Map A 60 ft plunge down Peters Kill Creek in Minnewaska State Park. 1 fall

Glenerie Falls


Map
Multiple small ledges line the wide expanse of the Eposus Creek here. multiple falls

Hanging Rock Falls


Map
Nothing is known about this multi-tiered falls on the Beer Kill. unknown

Nevele Falls


Map
A 50 ft. drop on the grounds of Nevele Grande Resort and Country Club. A visitor
to the CC may be able to gain access to view the falls. (Private Property).
1 fall

Stony Kill Falls

Map A 90 ft plunge down Stony Kill in Minnewaska State Park. 1 fall

Verkeerder
Kill Falls


Map
An estimated 70 ft falls in Sam’s Point Preserve. 1 fall

Vernooy Falls

Map A 20-30 ft staircase falls on Vernooy Kill, just outside of Kerhonkson. 1 fall

Warren County

Bakers Falls

Map A dam on the Hudson in Glens Falls, NY emphasizes this irregular 60 ft drop. 1 fall

Bear Slide

Map Buttermilk Brook slides 50 ft down a massive slab of bedrock then plunges into a shallow pool. Yes, people do slide down this. 1 fall

Buttermilk Falls

- See Bear Slide

Clay Meadow Falls

Map A 20 ft seasonal falls near the Clay Meadow trailhead near Northwest Bay Brook. 1 fall

Crane Mountain Falls

Map A moderately sloping cascade stemming from Crane Mountain Pond at the top of Crane Mountain. 1 fall

Dunkley Falls

Map A 10 ft fall with a large bolder at the base. Picnic facilities are on the premises and the Black Hole swimming area is near by. 1 fall

Glens Falls

Map A large,  irregular falls with many potholes and an undefined crest. In the center of the city of Glens Falls on the Hudson River. 1 fall

Great Falls

- See Glens Falls

Mill Park Falls

Map A few small cascades in a Lake Luzerne village park. 2 falls

Northwest Bay Brook Falls

Map A 25 ft and an 8 ft high falls on Northwest Brook, North of Lake George. 2 falls

Oregon Trail Falls

See Stewart Creek Falls.

Rockwell Falls

Map A 10 ft high horseshoe falls on the Hudson, just before it meets with the Sacandaga in Hadley, NY. 1 fall

Shanty Brook Falls

Map A hike of less than an hour will lead to this beautiful 12 ft plunge into the Shanty Gorge, a tributary to east branch of the Sacandaga River. 1 fall

Square Falls

Map A 7 ft falls on the east branch of the Sacandaga River, Southwest of Baker’s Mill. 1 fall

Stewart Creek Falls

Map A snowmobile trails leads you to this pleasant scene with a small cascade, wooden bridge, gorge and marshland near Cod Pond. 1 fall

Wing Falls

- See Glens Falls

Washington County

Kane Falls

Map Nothing is known about these falls on
Halfway Creek.
unknown
Shelving Rock Falls Map A 70 ft waterfall at the base of Shelving Rock Mtn. near Lake George. A pothole halfway down makes for a great swimming spot. 1 fall

Wayne County

Maxwell Creek Falls

Map 3 small drops on Maxwell Creek. Visible from Buck Ln. or from the Maxwell Creek Public Fishing Access Site. 3 small drops

Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Falls

Map This Erie Canal-side park has one beautiful man-made falls. This 15 ft high stone crafted falls varies in flow as the nearby Lock 29 is utilized. 1 fall

Wolcott Falls

Map A 50 ft falls located in a  public park within the village of Wolcott. 1 fall

Wyoming County

Angel Falls

Map A series of 2 roadside falls totaling 20 ft high 2 falls

Cascades of Attica

Map
Map
A creek walk  up Crow Creek through the Attica town watershed. (Private Property, but accessible) Two falls are visible from Dunbar Rd. 5 falls

Cascade Falls

Map Little is known about this waterfall on Cascade Brook near Wyoming unknown

Crystal Brook Falls

- See Warsaw Falls

Glade Creek Falls

Map An 18 ft high drop in two segments near Strykersville. Private Property, but easily seen from Dutch Hollow Drive. 1 fall

Johnson Falls

Map On Johnson Creek near Attica. Approximately 30 ft high. 1 fall

Johnson Falls

Map A 70 ft high steep cascade with smaller falls along Sheldon Creek. (Private Property) 3 falls

Letchworth State Park

Map The “Grand Canyon of the East.” Multiple falls

Rock Glen

Map Several falls ranging from 10-15 ft in height in the village of Rock Glen near Silver Lake. (Private Property) Multiple falls

Warsaw Falls

Map Several falls, including an80 ft cascade tumbling down from a railroad culvert. (Accessible, but possibly private- obey signs) Multiple falls

Yates County

Bruce’s Gully

Map Several falls lie in this gully which is a tributary to the Keuka Outlet. (Private Property). multiple falls

Cascade Mills Falls

Map A 20 ft cascade on the “Friends of the Outlet” trail in Penn Yan. See also Seneca Mills Falls. 1 fall

Deep Run Gully

Map Multi-branching gully on the east shore of Canandaigua Lake. (Private Property) multiple falls

Upper Clark’s Gully

Map A steep and difficult climb up this 600 ft. series of cascades. multiple falls

Lower Clark’s Gully

Map A steep creek-walk leads to the bottom half of this gully and to the base of an 18 ft cascade with a 7 ft one just above it. multiple falls

Conklin Gully

Map Multiple cascades spot this spectacular gully. Angel Falls reaches 120 ft in height. multiple falls

Eggleston Glen

Map A steep 100 ft cascade in this tributary to Keuka Lake on the East Branch. (Private Property) 1 fall

Glenora Falls

Map A 90 ft cascade at the end of Big Stream on the west side of Seneca Lake(Private Property) 1 fall

Kashong Glen

Map A large tributary to Seneca Lake containing numerous large waterfalls. (Private property) multiple falls

Mays Mills Falls

- See Cascade Mills Falls

Rock Stream Falls

Map An estimated 90 ft cascade at the end of Rock Stream on the west side of Seneca
Lake. (Private Property)
1 fall

School No. 7 Gully

Map Not much is known about this gully. It is believed to hold several small falls
as well as one in excess of 60 ft. (Private Property).
multiple falls

Seneca Mills Falls

Map A 41 ft cascade on the “Friends of the Outlet” trail in Penn Yan. See also Cascade Mills Falls. 1 fall

Triphammer Falls

Map On Conesus Creek, south of Avon. (Accessibility Unknown) 1 fall

West Italy Hill Falls

Map A steep climb gets you a glimpse of this 30 ft waterfall. 1 fall

Thanks to Chris Babcock, Matt Champlin, Kyle, Loren, George, and our community members for help building and updating this list.
* Best guess location.

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