Mid-Atlantic States Waterfalls (USA) - New Jersey and Virginia
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The Mid-Atlantic States Waterfalls section was really catch-all region for waterfalls on the Atlantic Seaboard that we visited that happened to not fall under the category of New England states, New York, the Southern States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida. In other words, the waterfalls in this region belong to the states of Virginia
, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey
, and Pennsylvania.
So far, we have only visited the Great Falls of the Potomac River
, which was close to Washington DC, as well as the Great Falls
of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey. Although in the example of Passic Falls, we were technically closer to New York City than most of the waterfalls in upstate New York (it's not totally unheard of to take the mass transit system from New York City to Paterson, New Jersey!), I'm sticking with making this geographical region for the purposes of this website. Other than that, we don't really have much more to say beyond these waterfalls so for now, this region is a place holder until we visit more waterfalls within these states.
In the mean time, one thing we did notice that both of these waterfalls had in common was that they were literally steeped in history. In the case of Passaic Falls, it was said that the waterfall was sanctioned for use by Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of the Treasury at the time) and so was an instrumental part of the Industrial Revolution in America. As far as the Great Falls of the Potomac was concerned, it was a barrier to the transportation of supplies and trade goods along the Potomac leading to the realization of the C&O Canal (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal), one of the earliest canals built in Colonial America.
I'm sure waterfalls wouldn't be what most people think of when visiting these states. Yet it just goes to show you how diverse waterfalling can be, and in these instances, we got to step back in time and experience the historical significance as well as the benefits of just being in Nature in general. Indeed, we're keen to see more waterfalls of this region so stay tuned for more to come as we try to seize opportunities to do a little more exploring here!
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