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Niagara Falls Observation Tower View, Niagara County, New York 8-15-2016

Best New York State Parks With Waterfalls

New York State Parks, that have waterfalls! This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a quick rundown of the many waterfalls located within the New York State Parks systems. Some of these locations are not verified, so please double check before setting out on a hike. We love being able to collect information that adds value to our community. In this case, it is a list of waterfalls in State Parks across New York State. We have left […]

Why is urban green space important?

Urban green space is vital for any area, no matter the size or population. But, what is urban greenspace? “In land-use planning, urban green space is open-space areas reserved for parks and other “green spaces”, including plant life, water features -also referred to as blue spaces- and other kinds of natural environment. Most urban open spaces are green spaces, but occasionally include other kinds of open areas. The landscape of urban open spaces can range from playing fields to highly […]

Diamond Hill Falls, Herkimer County Ny 1-13-2013

Why do waterfalls make you happy?

How do you feel after visiting one of your favorite waterfalls? After a short hike, or visiting a roadside waterfall, you can feel the impacts on your mental and physical well-being. Waterfalls have a positive effect on their surroundings, nature and us. It is not something many discuss openly, but waterfalls are powerful and impactful for those who choose to focus on these positive benefits. A long time friend gave me the heads up, years ago. After returning from active […]

Is Niagara Falls in upstate New York?

Yes. Western New York, and more specifically the Niagara Region.

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What is the biggest waterfall in New York?

The widest and the tallest waterfalls in New York State. Many have opinions on which waterfall is the biggest in New York state. We try to list the widest and the tallest waterfalls in this post, since the ‘biggest’ is a little vague and the waterfalls in New York are so dynamic! Now, before you jump to conclusions, a few caveats: This is based on current data sets collected by Dig The Falls Some measurements are from historical data and […]