World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Lower Falls of the Genesee River (Letchworth)

The Lower Falls of the Genesee River required the most work to visit of the waterfalls in Letchworth State Park, but it was wide waterfall with character.

Aunt Sarah’s Falls

Aunt Sarahs Falls was a struggling 90ft waterfall when I made a visit in mid-June. Sitting near Montour Falls, it would spray the road two months earlier.

She-Qua-Ga Falls

She-Qua-Ga Falls is the Native American name for the 156ft waterfall meaning “tumbling waters” though you might also see the falls referred to as Montour Falls.

Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls is a 115ft cascade within the Enfield Glen and is the feature attraction of the Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca in the Finger Lakes area.

Lower Falls (Enfield Falls)

Lower Falls (or Enfield Falls) is a 70ft waterfall at the foot of the Enfield Glen in Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca in the Finger Lakes area.

Ithaca Falls

Ithaca Falls is a 150ft high 175ft wide waterfall in the Finger Lakes region by Cornell University in Ithaca. It’s easily reached by a short walk by Fall Creek.

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls (rhymes with ‘mechanic’) is a 215ft plunge waterfall accessed by a 1.5-mile round-trip hike near Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region.

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls is a series of cascades said to total around 500ft in cumulative height with the 80ft dropping into a pool that is designated for swimming.

“Picking Waterfalls at the Finger Lakes” (Upstate New York – June 15, 2007 to June 18, 2007)

I felt strange carrying around a tripod and DSLR camera in hiking clothes in the urban jungle, but my mind left this awkwardness when we saw the impressive…

Chittenango Falls

Chittenango Falls is a 167ft photogenic waterfall in the northeast corner of the Finger Lakes near Lake Cazenovia reached by a short hike in its own state park.

Lower Falls of the Genesee River (Rochester)

The Lower Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester has the potential to be a very scenic waterfall, but its urban setting rather takes away from all it can be.

Pratt’s Falls

Pratt’s Falls is a thin and lacy 137ft high waterfall partially hidden in thick foliage with a heritage of being the site of the first mill in Onondaga County.

Upper Carpenter Falls

Upper Carpenter Falls (Carpenter Falls) is one of those waterfalls that you can actually go behind (albeit unofficially in this case) near Skaneateles Lake.

Lower Carpenter Falls

Lower Carpenter Falls (Angel Falls) cascades roughly a half-mile downstream from the (Upper) Carpenter Falls near Skaneateles Lake accessed by a steep scramble.

High Falls of the Genesee River (Rochester)

The High Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester (like the Lower Falls) could’ve easily become a real scenic icon, but it’s surrounded by an industrial city.

“Niagara Falls Every Which Way” (Niagara Falls – June 13, 2007 to June 14, 2007)

As the boat pulled away from the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, I suddenly felt something warm hit me in the face. It didn’t take long to figure out what had just happened…

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a 167ft waterfall on the Niagara River defining the USA-Canada border. It consists of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Oahu and Big Island Itinerary – March 7, 2007 to March 12, 2007

This itinerary covers our first taste of the Big Island of Hawai’i as well as a brief stint on the island of O’ahu. Thus, I guess you can say this was our “island hopping” trip…

“Go Waipi’o!” (Waipi’o Valley, Big Island – March 11, 2007)

The pounding waves to the left were always threatening to pluck me from the coastal rocks and out into sea. And at the same time, the rugged cliffs that produced these coastal rocks also…

Hiilawe Falls

Hiilawe Falls (or Hi’ilawe Falls) was once one of the mightiest waterfalls in all the islands of Hawai’i with a cumulative drop of 1450ft in Waipi’o Valley.