The World of Waterfalls in New York

View of Rainbow Falls from the front of the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park, New York

Would you believe it if I told you New York has more than 2,000 waterfalls? I’m happy to tell you that it’s true and I’d like to introduce you to the world of waterfalls in New York.

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Visiting Blue Ridge Mountain Royalty-Grandfather Mountain, NC

View Grandfather Mountain from Mile High Swinging Bridge, North Carolina

Family adventures always include at least one special thing that we want to experience or enjoy, but Grandfather Mountain surprised us with four—otters, bears, a skybridge, and the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Needless to say, everyone in the family was satisfied.

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The Breathtaking & Bold Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hiker standing on edge Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska Preserve, New York

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

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The Boulder Field of Hickory Run State Park, PA is a Must-See!

Boy on a climbed tree in the boulder field at Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park hosts a variety of outdoor activities, but when we heard “Boulder Field,” we could not resist a trip. This 15,990 acre park, located in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, boasts a National Natural Landmark unlike any we had seen before.

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Exploring Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Georgia

Large vernal pool on top Arabia Mountain, Georgia

Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is an ecological bucket list item. You can visit any time of year and find new and interesting plants taking their turn on the granite. Our family really enjoyed visiting and exploring the preserve with its refreshingly different ambience.

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First Sunrise at Acadia National Park‘s Beautiful Rocky Headlands

Two people top of rocky headland, Acadia National Park, Maine

We made a plan to see the first sunrise in the country at Acadia National Park, the easternmost part of the east coast, on Black Friday. Our family pledged to spend this day outside enjoying nature to its fullest extent instead of engaging in the riotous act of shopping.

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Kaaterskill Falls-The Tallest Cascading Waterfall in NY

Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

Kaaterskill Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. Renowned painters and photographers have depicted its beauty in a myriad of art pieces. It is a natural wonder that captivates all of its visitors. You can not help but take photos of and with this beau ideal of the Catskills, but remember to respect Mother Nature.

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Feeling On Top of the World at Black Rock Mountain State Park, GA

Man at Blue Ridge Mountain overlook at Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia

This is a state park that you can choose to spend the day in or just take a quick peek. Either way, it’s worth the effort. The sheer cliffs of biotite-colored gneissic rock create some of the most amazing park lands in Gerogia’s Blue Ridge Mountians.

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