Watkins Glen Waterfalls

The Watkins Glen Waterfalls were merely the excuse for me to visit the Watkins Glen itself, which was said to be the most scenic of all the glens in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York…

Medina Falls

Medina Falls was kind of an obscure waterfall we took a brief detour for while driving from Albany to Niagara Falls. Perhaps what made this waterfall experience memorable was that Oak Orchard Creek…

High Falls (Chateaugay)

The High Falls on the Chateaugay River drew us with its impressive three- or four-tiered 120ft drop as it progressively fanned out wider the further it dropped. Since we decided to drive from…

Rainbow Falls (Ausable Chasm)

Rainbow Falls in Ausable Chasm was a powerful segmented waterfall with a reported height of 91ft. Prior to our visit, we were warned about the steep price of the paid tours and that we would be…

Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls was an impressive two-tiered waterfall in the Catskill Mountains said to have a cumulative drop of about 260ft, where the upper drop was said to be 175ft. We were curious about…

Upper Falls of the Genesee River (Letchworth)

The Upper Falls of the Genesee River was one of three major waterfalls on the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park. This waterfall was actually just a short distance upstream of the…

Middle Falls of the Genesee River (Letchworth)

The Middle Falls of the Genesee River was definitely our favorite of the three major waterfalls on the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park as it was easily the largest and most spectacular of…

Lower Falls of the Genesee River (Letchworth)

The Lower Falls of the Genesee River was the last of the three major waterfalls on the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park in Western New York. Although it lacked the height of the…

Aunt Sarah’s Falls

Aunt Sarahs Falls was a struggling 90ft waterfall when I made a visit in mid-June. A elderly local told me that I should’ve come in the Spring when its spray can easily soak…

She-Qua-Ga Falls

She-Qua-Ga Falls is the Native American name for the falls meaning “tumbling waters” though you might also see the falls referred to as Montour Falls. It’s situated behind some…

Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls is the feature attraction of Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes area. Situated in the picturesque Enfield Glen, an established…

Lower Falls (Enfield Falls)

Lower Falls (or Enfield Falls) is the other major waterfall attraction of Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, New York. As the name suggests, it’s at the foot of the…

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls (rhymes with “mechanic”) is one of the signature attractions of the Finger Lakes area. Indeed, it was certainly one of those waterfalls where it seemed like we saw it many times…

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls is a series of cascades said to total around 500ft in cumulative height. The last 80ft is what we think the majority of visitors see as it shows itself to people…

Ithaca Falls

Ithaca Falls is probably our favorite of the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. We think it could very well be the largest of the waterfalls in the region with a reported 75ft height and a…

Chittenango Falls

Chittenango Falls is a nice 167ft waterfall in the northeast corner of the Finger Lakes area (not far from Syracuse) as Chittenango Creek drains from Cazenovia Lake to…

Pratt’s Falls

Pratt’s Falls is a thin and lacy 137ft high waterfall partially hidden in thick foliage. I can easily envision how the falls can really stand out in the autumn when fall…

Upper Carpenter Falls

Upper Carpenter Falls (or just Carpenter Falls) is one of those waterfalls that you can actually go behind (albeit unofficially in this case). We visited this waterfall towards the end of the day…

Lower Carpenter Falls

Lower Carpenter Falls is actually an unofficial moniker that I’m giving for this pretty cascade. Technically there are a handful of inaccessible waterfalls downstream…

Lower Falls of the Genesee River (Rochester)

The Lower Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester has the potential to be a very scenic waterfall, but its urban setting rather takes away from all it can be. Even with that said…