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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 […]

New York State waterfall map

How many waterfalls are in New York State?

Our team has spent decades trying to answer this question. What we found during our journey was unbelievable. Honestly, it was! There are several notable NYS waterfall experts that have been around well before Dig The Falls was formed. I wont list them all here, but if you check out our sources page (and the sources on each of our waterfall location pages) you will see all of them listed. Thank you for all you have done for the niche! […]

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How I got the shot – Long Exposure Waterfall Photo

Long Exposure Waterfall Photography Explained I’ve been photographing waterfalls for over 20 years and still get excited waiting for the end result of my carefully composed images. While I don’t feel they are award worthy, or near as good as many of our community members images, I take great pride in knowing the settings of the camera fairly well. Long exposure photography captures a scene at shutter speeds too slow for the camera to be held by hand. So, you […]


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Can You Tell How Healthy A Stream is? Matthew Can!

Post submitted by our friend Matthew Thatcher We all know streams and rivers are important (duh waterfalls). Rivers, streams, creeks, brooks, wetlands and the like are not only peaceful areas to hike through, but they are the literal life blood of the landscape. They provide the necessary water to sustain life; life for the forests, then the animals and ultimately us. What is not so well known, is that within the waters themselves are entire ecosystems. The story of life […]