Cooperstown located in Central-Leatherstocking Region of New York, is widely known as home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, offers many attractions, including: Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Youth Baseball League dream distination: the Glimmerglass Opera near the tranquil Otsego Lake; The Farmers' Museum, a working 1845 historic homestead, artisans demonstrate spinning, weaving, and the blacksmith’s trade; The Fenimore House Museum offers American fine art exhibits, folk art, and Native American works. History buffs will love the James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and life masks of early American statesmen and presidents. Cooperstown's Cardiff Giant, a ten-foot tall gypsum man, created for a hoax in 1866, is a must see. Cooperstown NY is also a great start to a water recreation get-a-way being the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, 444 miles from its origin at Otsego lake near Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay. Consider a stay at Lake View! ...Learn More>>
|Waterfalls ...things of beauty
A waterfall is any place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of any stream or river, no matter the size of the drop. Erosion occurs where there is a waterfall and over time, the channel can become deeper and wider.
New York State is home to many waterfalls, those that are well known and poplular and those that are hidden away. Several are open to the public with all levels of accessibilty. Some of those that are hidden away are open for the public to find and others are on private property. The less visited, hidden away waterfalls are just as beautiful and rewarding to see as the well known ones are.
Waterfalls, no matter their size, are magical and bring relaxation to the viewer. There is an illusion called the "Waterfall Illusion" or the "Motion after-effect illusion". All you have to do is, stare at one of these waterfalls for about 20 seconds, then immediately look at a stationary object closeby, the stationary object will appear to be moving in the opposite direction.
It is said that the 6,000 acres of the state parks in the Finger Lakes region of New York State has more waterfalls than any other area east of the Rockies.
New York State is home to the most powerful waterfalls in North America, Niagara Falls. Even though Niagara Falls is the most powerful, Taughannock Falls at Taughannock Falls State Park in Tompkins County of New York State, is taller, being one of the largest single-drop waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.
New York is also home to "Grand Canyon of the East" or Letchworth State Park, which has 3 major waterfalls.
There is a unique small waterfall at Chestnut Ridge Park (the largest county park in the United States), which at the base, emits natural gas, which can produce a small flame, thence named, "The Eternal Flame Falls".
Explore New York and find your favorite waterfall. Here you can search New York State Waterfalls by county. ...>>