Saturday, April 4, 2015

Top 5 Waterfall Hikes | Finger Lakes Trail NY

The Finger Lakes region of New York State is known for its array of stunning, cascading waterfalls – some even call it a ‘waterfall mecca.’ Whether you’re thru-hiking the trail and want a place to pause for some meditation and reflection on how far you’ve come on your long-distance hiking journey, or you just want to cool off in a natural-fed swimming pool at the base of one of the area’s many falls, these are the top five waterfalls to visit along the Finger Lakes Trail:
  • Upper, Middle + Lower Falls in Letchworth State Park
  • Watkins Glen Waterfalls via Stone Stairs
  • Shequaga/Montour Falls South of Watkins Glen
  • Lucifer Falls + Lower Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park
  • Buttermilk Falls in Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Top 5 Waterfall Hikes | Finger Lakes Trail

Great New England Swimming Holes

If you do choose to visit any of these places, please Leave No Trace!  Not only do you need to make sure to remove all your own trash, but we ask that you try to pick up any trash left by others. There have been dozens of swimming holes closed off to the general public over the last 20 years due to disrespectful visitors. These swimming holes are some of the most wonderful places in all of New England.