Eastern US Waterfalls - New York, New England, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Southeastern States, Mid-Atlantic States

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The Eastern US Waterfalls aren't what one normally thinks of when it comes to this part of the States. After all, it's a part of the country that has lots of history concerning colonialism and the early years of the modern day United States of America, it's more densely populated and built-up, and it has a distinctly different look and feel compared to the reputation of the "wild west." But believe it or not, there's a surprising amount of Nature, and this is especially true of its waterfalls which encompass a broad spectrum of sizes and characteristics. Moreover, if you come in the Autumn, you even get a chance to see waterfalls with Fall colors, and that was something Julie and I never experienced before until a recent trip to the Appalachians in October followed up with another trip to New England the following year.

Indeed, we've seen those with size and power like the famous Niagara Falls in New York, we've seen tall and slender free-falling ones like Falls Creek Falls in Tennessee, and we've even seen numerous examples of Fall colors mixed with beautiful waterfalls like Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina. On top of that, we saw an underground waterfall in Ruby Falls as well as some waterfalls like Yahoo Falls where we also got to visit natural arches in the same hike!

Among the waterfalls that we've seen in this part of the country, some have managed to break into our lists of favorites such as our Top 10 Waterfalls of the World and Top 10 Waterfalls of the USA. So which ones made it? Click on the links and find out!

For the purposes of this website, we're defining the Eastern United States as anywhere east of the Rocky Mountain States. So this means the region goes from North Dakota down to Texas and stretches east all the way to the Atlantic Seaboard. And being from the Western States, we've only been to pockets of this massive amount of land. So we look forward to more waterfall surprises with repeated trips to the other half of the USA!

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Some of the waterfalls in this region were considered amongst our favorites and thus have made one or more of our top 10 lists. To see which of these lists have featured waterfalls from this region, see below!

Top 10 Waterfalls in the USA

Top 10 Waterfalls of the World

Autumn's Top 10 Autumn Season's Top 10

New England's Top 10 New England's Top 10

New York's Top 10 New York's Top 10

Southern Top 10 Southern Top 10

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Below are the waterfall subregions that we've been to. Click on a subregion for more details about the area and its waterfalls.

Cumberland Falls Kentucky: We only spent a very limited amount of time in the Blue Grass state, but the waterfalls we visited here certainly packed a punch (especially the Niagara of the South)! Not only that, but the waterfalls here also provided excuses for us to visit one of the largest cave systems in the world as well as some memorable natural arches to boot!

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Passaic Falls Mid-Atlantic States: This region encompasses the states of New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. It's kind of a catch-all region where history and waterfalls mix as naturally as its importance to the Nation's heritage itself. Indeed, waterfalling here is not only like going through a time capsule where the history books come to life, but it's also a place to experience Nature...

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Crystal Cascade New England: This understated region possesses a historical charm blended in with some surprising sparsely developed Nature that every waterfall visited amongst the six states here seemed like a new discovery. Our visit to the home of the Patriots yielded really opened our eyes to some of the best sights in the United States, and I'm sure a waterfalling trip here will surprise you in many unexpected ways as it did for us.

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Middle Falls of the Genesee River New York: While the name New York conjures nicknames like the "Big Apple" or the "city that never sleeps" as well as big city icons such as Times Square, Broadway, the Yankees, the Knicks, Wall Street, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty, it's refreshing to see even a developed state like this has nature. And waterfalls of New York are your ticket to finding such nature to escape the functional but chaotic urban jungle.

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Rainbow Falls North Carolina: When it comes to waterfalls, this state has more than its share! In fact, there are so many waterfalls here that it seemed to have made many of the visitors here passionate waterfallers. And the degree of their passion and determination even made us question our commitment! Curious to see how infectious waterfalling this state can be? Read on!

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Reedy Cove Falls Southeastern States: Contrasting the savannahs and bayous facing the Gulf of Mexico, this region's waterfalls are largely concentrated in the foothills of the southern end of the extensive Appalachian Mountains. Waterfalling in the area exposed us to the more rural and naturesque countryside where we could see and feel the essence of fiercely independent spirit as well as the reputation of Southern Hospitality. And even though we only scratched the surface of what's possible here, the small sampling we witnessed definitely got us wanting more!

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Burgess Falls Tennessee: Waterfalling the Volunteer state opened our eyes to the number of ways waterfalls can be experienced. In addition to the endless variety of each waterfall, we were also able to visit them in caves, near natural arches, and even from behind them in many cases! Indeed, the miracle of Nature was on full display during our visit, proving the Music City Miracle wasn't the only one we witnessed from this state.

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Turner Falls Reader Submissions: We can't possibly visit every single waterfall in the Eastern United States. Fortunately, there are readers kind enough to share their knowledge and experiences by writing up their own guides for those waterfalls that we haven't been to.

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Are you researching for an upcoming trip to this region? We've got additional information concerning non-waterfall attractions, our own travel stories, reviews of books and maps, or even writeups concerning the logistics of what it takes to come here and what to expect! Check out the following links...

The Statue of Liberty Eastern United States' Other Attractions: There's more to the Cradle of America than waterfalls. If you're curious about the region's other natural attractions or you're suffering from fatigue of Eastern US Waterfalls, have a look! [read more]

A herd of elk in the Great Smoky Mountains Eastern US Travel Blog: Read about the stories behind the World of Waterfalls. See the Eastern US through our eyes while becoming more informed about this beautiful part of the country. In this section, you will find travel journals that will leave you laughing, smiling, curious, or just about all the emotions you'd expect when you're traveling to an unknown place. [read more]

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