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Dig The Falls – Challenges

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John F Kennedy

Choose a challenge, before a challenge chooses you. Below you will find some local challenges which we feel you will truly Enjoy!

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    Dig The Falls Joins DackMap

    We’re excited to announce Dig The Falls has joined DackMap! DackMap, the exciting new recreation app created by brothers Nick and Luke LaScala has been taking the Adirondacks by storm. The app allows users to locate areas of low congestion and find exciting new places to explore… like waterfalls!...

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    18 of Western New York State Parks and Waterfalls

    Western New York Parks and Waterfalls 18 of Western New York State Parks and Waterfalls you can visit 1. Akron Lower Falls, Erie County Akron Falls Park, Akron Town Park Murder Creek 50 ft Lower, 20 ft Upper, Rocky Cascades Just about a 15 minute short walk    ...

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    Must-See Fall Foliage Waterfalls in the Adirondacks

    Must-See Fall Foliage Waterfalls in the Adirondacks by John Haywood When you think of Autumn in the Adirondacks, you may think of sweeping vistas as seen from a mountaintop or a drive along one of the scenic byways that pass through some of the most beautiful areas in New...

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    Favorite Finger Lakes Waterfalls

    Favorite Finger Lakes Waterfalls by John Haywood The Finger Lakes Region is known for many things: Wine, agriculture, history, and of course, waterfalls! And with such an abundance of waterfalls in the region, it’s easy for anyone to find their favorite Finger Lakes waterfalls! Geology and erosion have presented...

  • Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Roadtrip part 3

    In this third Finger Lakes Waterfall Roadtrip, we’ll explore waterfalls in the western area of the region! We begin the trip at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva and work our way to the Genesee River in Livingston County. Might as well hit up Letchworth State Park while...

  • Finger Lakes Region Roadtrip part 2

    In this second Finger Lakes Region Roadtrip, we’ll explore more falls throughout the eastern side of this waterfall-rich area! Starting at Pratt’s Falls and working to the Sweedler Preserve and the falls on Lick Brook, this roadtrip may take longer than a day, but the choice of waterfalls offers...

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    Lickbrook Falls Trail, no water!

    Lick Brook Falls, Lower Lick Brook Lower Falls is located in Tompkins County New York, within the Sweedler Preserve. Powered by Wikiloc

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    Denison Falls Cayuga Nature Center

    Denison Falls Cayuga Nature Center                           Powered by Wikiloc

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    Excelsior Glen upper section

    Excelsior Glen upper trail section, Schuyler County, New York Powered by Wikiloc

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    Taughannock Falls State Park, Taughannock Upper Falls

    Taughannock Falls State Park, Taughannock Upper Falls trail Powered by Wikiloc

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    Taughannock Falls State Park, South Rim Trail

    Taughannock Falls State Park, South Rim Trail Powered by Wikiloc

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    Taughannock Falls State Park, Main Falls Trail

    Taughannock Falls State Park, Main Falls Trail Powered by Wikiloc

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    Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls, part 5, The North Country Region

    Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls, part 5, The North Country Region For more information on this challenge click here To purchase “Waterfalls of New York State”, click here  To purchase “A Waterfall Guide to Letchworth State Park” by Scott A. Ensminger and Douglas K....

  • Chasing Waterfalls – Finger Lakes Waterfall Challenge

    Chasing Waterfalls – Finger Lakes Waterfall Challenge The Finger Lakes Waterfall Challenge began in the fall of 2019 and is based on the book Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge by John Haywood.  Inside you’ll find numerous maps and listings for almost 50 waterfalls.  From locations in New York State...

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    New York State Waterfall Guide

    An Adventurer’s Guide to the Empire State’s Cool Cascades Introducing the newest New York State Waterfall Guide! Featuring 121 waterfalls from across New York State, plus additional nearby waterfalls! We explore the usual spots as well as many of the lesser-visited waterfalls. Areas such as the Stag Brook Trail...

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    Waterfall Challenge Patch Design Contest

    We’re kicking off a waterfall challenge patch design contest for the Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge! The design will be a 3.5″ circular patch and must represent the Hudson Valley without including any copyrighted material/images. The patch must also contain the words “Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge”. Submitted entries must be...

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    Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge

    To celebrate the waterfalls of the Hudson Valley, we have created the Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge! The latest of the Dig The Falls waterfalls patch challenges. Having the Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge and Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge, we didn’t want to leave out one of the most beautiful...

  • Chasing Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

    Chasing Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes by Donna McCabe @bookgirl911 on Instagram My family & I are back on the road and this time we’re heading to the Finger Lakes.  I have three left to visit to finish the region as listed in Waterfalls of New York State.  Fall...

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    U.S. Route 20 Waterfall Roadtrip

    Route 20 Waterfall Roadtrip Experience the Heart of New York on an Epic Waterfall Adventure! by John Haywood Since 1926, U.S. Route 20 has run through the heart of the United States, from the Pacific Northwest to New England. The 372-mile stretch that spans east to west across New...

  • Chasing Waterfalls – Letchworth State Park

    Chasing Waterfalls – Letchworth State Park   Letchworth State Park is one of those places that I visited quite a bit while growing up but it seems every visit is an opportunity to experience something new.  Every season has a lot to offer to see and do in the...

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    Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge

    The Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge To celebrate the waterfalls of the Greater Finger Lakes Region, and to encourage people to get outside, explore, and visit new areas of New York State, Dig The Falls has created a Regional Waterfall Challenge; The Finger Lakes Waterfall Challenge! Author and photographer,...

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    Snook Kill, Falls on – Greenfield Center, Saratoga

    Snook Kill, Falls on - Greenfield Center, Saratoga | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Opalescent Falls, Essex County, New York

    Opalescent Falls – Newcomb, Town of, Essex

    Opalescent Falls - Newcomb, Town of, Essex | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Old Mill Falls Enfield – Ithaca, Tompkins

    Mill Falls Enfield - Ithaca, Tompkins | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Lucifer Falls – Ithaca, Tompkins

    Lucifer Falls - Ithaca, Tompkins | Accessible/May not be verified

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    Guppy Falls – Skaneateles, Town of, Onondaga

    Guppy Falls - Skaneateles, Town of, Onondaga | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Cascadilla Falls – Ithaca, Tompkins

    Cascadilla Falls - Ithaca, Tompkins | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Carpenter Falls – Niles, Cayuga

    Carpenter Falls - Moravia, Cayuga | Accessible/May not be verified

  • Aunt Sarah’s Falls – Montour Falls, Schuyler

    Aunt Sarah's Falls - Montour Falls, Schuyler | Accessible/May not be verified

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    The ADK 6 Pack – Six Crafted Adirondack Experiences

    The ADK 6 Pack is a bit of a mystery, but if you’re patient you will be rewarded soon! Dig The Falls is excited to announce another Challenge partner that we feel will bring a great deal of value to the region by not only highlighting some great hikes,...

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    The Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge is here!

    The Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge is here! Russell Dunn and John Haywood bring their years of experience and expertise together to bring you the Adirondack Fifty Falls Waterfalls Challenge! Waterfalls are a mainstay of the Adirondacks that attract people from all over who come to see their natural beauty....

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    New York State Waterfall Challenge

    A State of Waterfalls Awaits You! Here at Dig The Falls, you won’t find too many competitive posts, as we feel that being a team with the outdoors and everyone who explores it is very important! But the New York State Waterfall Challenge is our one exception since because we believe...

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    Waterfalls of New York State: 100+ Challenge

    With over 3,200 waterfalls in the state of New York, there’s going to be a lot of waterfall challenges circulating very soon!! Three NYS Waterfall Guides are available: Black and White, Color, and ebook.  “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Instructions for the challenge are at...

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    Adirondack Waterfall Roadtrip

    A day-long waterfall adventure! by John Haywood Everyone loves New York waterfalls! Those roaring and splashing natural wonders can be found almost everywhere in the Adirondacks. The beauty of the mountains is they have the perfect terrain for the formation of cascades of all types. On this Adirondack Waterfall...

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    Ithaca Falls Natural Area – Ithaca

    Ithaca Falls Natural Area This beautiful 150′ waterfall is located near the end of Fall Creek on the outskirts of Cornell University. The last of over half a dozen waterfalls on this creek, it is the biggest by far. Ithaca Falls can be viewed from the bridge downstream and...

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    Havana Glen Park – Eagle Cliff Falls – Montour Falls

    Famous for Eagle Cliff Falls, this location actually holds over a dozen smaller waterfalls and cascades! Eagle Cliff Falls is one of the few waterfalls in the state that flows between two vertical walls of rock, straight into a pool below. The basin this waterfall is situated in is quite...

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    Shequagua Falls – Montour, Schuyler

    This beauty is located in the middle of town! Shequaga Falls (She-qua-ga) is located in the town of Montour Falls and is definitely a must if you are passing through this beautiful town. The cascading fall totals in around 156 feet. You can park on Genesee St in Montour...

  • Watkins Glen State Park and Waterfalls

    Watkins Glen State Park and Waterfalls Watkins Glen State Park and Waterfalls Watkins Glen State Park and Waterfalls Schuyler County, Watkins Glen, New York Stream or River: Glen Creek flows into Seneca Lake Elevation: 1010 ft to 490 ft Dates Visited: 6/13/1991 8/21/2004 8/10/2013 Maps and Resources used to...

  • Cascadilla Gorge and Waterfalls – 9 Main Waterfalls

    Cascadilla Gorge and Waterfalls – 9 Main Waterfalls Cascadilla Gorge and Waterfalls – 9 Main Waterfalls Cascadilla Gorge and Waterfalls Tompkins County, Ithaca New York Stream or River: Cascadilla Creek flows into Cayuga Lake Inlet 8 Main Falls and some smaller ones Largest 50 ft (Cascadilla 20 ft Cascade...

  • Taughannock Falls State Park – Taughannock Creek & Waterfalls

    Taughannock Falls State Park – Taughannock Creek & Waterfalls Taughannock Falls State Park – Taughannock Creek & Waterfalls Taughannock Falls State Park, Tompkins County, New York, Town of Ulysses Stream or River: Taughannock Creek flows into Cayuga Lake Other named waterfalls: Taughannock Lower Falls, Taughannock Upper Falls There are...

  • Artist Falls and Gill Brook Trail Waterfalls

    Artist Falls and Gill Brook Trail Waterfalls Artist Falls and Gill Brook Trail Waterfalls (St Huberts) AKA: —– Location: Keene Twn First Visit: 8/11/2011 Region: Northern County: Essex Park/Area: —– Gps of Falls: N44.12673 W73.80830 Gps of Parking: N44.14903 W73.77027 Gps of Trailhead: —– Trail Name/Reference to: —– Landmark:...

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