These are our favorite waterfalls that we have visited in Upstate New York. These are in no particular order, although Watkins Glen is an amazing park where you can see 19 waterfalls on a short hike! Taughannock is also incredible, as it is taller than Niagara Falls.
1. Watkins Glen State Park (Watkins Glen)
This is probably my favorite! 19 waterfalls to see in one park, and so beautiful. I loved the trail here, which winds through tunnels, over bridges, and even under waterfalls.
2. Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, NY (Ithaca area)
Amazing waterfall that is taller than Niagara Falls! It is amazing to stand at the viewing platform and feel the force of the water coming down, which creates a cloud of mist!
3. Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY
This is a beautiful park with great waterfalls – but be prepared for some hiking. My legs got quite a workout on this trail and the kids were not thrilled about all the stairs!
4. Hyuck Preserve, Rensselaerville, NY (Capital Region)
This is a lovely hike and a beautiful waterfall to check out. Note that parking fills up quickly, so we spent some time trying to find a place to park.
5. High Falls Conservation Area, Hudson, NY
This is a nice, short hike that is easy to get to the falls. The only downside is that you can’t get very close, and you can really only view it through the trees (as you can see from the picture above). I liked that it was a short hike, and I recommend visiting Art Omi nearby if you want to make a day trip of it.
6. Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY (Buffalo area)
This isn’t a huge waterfall, but if you are in the Buffalo area, it is a great spot to check out to see a naturally occurring eternal flame.
7. Thacher Park Indian Ladder Trail, Voorheesville, NY (Capital Region)
Very scenic, short hike with some neat waterfalls. The falls can be near dry in the drier months.
Niagara Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls around the world. It is incredible to see in person!
I have only been to NYC. I don’t think of NY as a state to explore beauty. These waterfalls are stunning. I would love to see them in person.
These are gorgeous! I would like to take time to visit our local waterfalls this year. I know we have a lot of beautiful ones nearby.
All of these are gorgeous! I love visiting waterfalls because not only are they beautiful but they sound cool too.
This is really cool and we will be in NY in New York. Would be intersting to look up
I love Waterfalls, I have to make sure to visit these places this summer. Always so much to see in do in New York.
Gorgeous. I just love waterfalls, so I’d want to check out all of these places. I need to get to NY!
Wow! These Waterfalls are worth the visit and the time you will spend staying! A great way to relax and enjoy the scenery!
OMG! How beautiful waterfalls are! I would like to visit them all during my lifetime! It’s a wonderful experience!
Wow, that waterfalls are magnificent and that is truly a worth place to visit, hope to see that someday!
I love waterfalls and try to photograph them as much as I can. I love the Eternal Flame Falls. That’s so interesting how that works.
Watkins Glen is such a beautiful place to visit. I have a friend who got married there.
These waterfalls are all so beautiful. I can’t believe I still haven’t made it to Niagara Falls. It’s on my bucket list.
Waterfalls looks refreshing. I’ve never been to NYC I hope to visit there soon. Also food there are on my bucket list, really looking forward to taste those foods.
As the song says, I love chasing waterfalls, so this would be a place I have to put on my bucket travel list, what a great place to go for a hike
Watkins Glen isn’t too far from us, I always enjoy going there! Niagra Falls is also exciting to see!
I love the sound of the waterfalls. It makes me feel calm and at peace. Waterfalls at NYC looks adventurous to travel to and after was an awe of a beautiful nature. I wanted to visit to NYC someday and gain some friends.