Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Cohoes  /  Nature  /  Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park, Cohoes

4.5
#67 of 144 in Nature in New York State
Waterfall Nature / Park
Cohoes Falls Mohawk for "Canoe Falls"Mohawk] is a waterfall on the Mohawk River shared by the city of Cohoes and the town of Waterford, New York, United States. Discovered by the indigenous people, the falls were called Ga-ha-oose or Ga-ho'n'-yoos by the Mohawks, which is believed to mean "The Place of the Falling Canoe." Cohoes historian Arthur Masten wrote in his 1880 history that the phrase might mean "Potholes in the River," referring to the potholes that appear in the riverbed when it is dry. In the oral tradition of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), the Cohoes Falls are the site where The Great Peacemaker, performed a feat of supernatural strength, convincing the Mohawk people to become the founders of the Iroquois League of Nations or Confederacy. Some historians believe the Mohawks launched the Confederacy as early as 1142 CE, though other experts report dates ranging from 1450-1650.Celebrated by 18th-century travelers in letters and journals, the Cohoes Falls, also called The Great Falls of the Mohawk, were regarded as the second most beautiful cataract in New York State after Niagara. In 1804, the national poet of Ireland, Thomas Moore, visited Cohoes and wrote a paean to the waterfall's beauty: "Lines Written at the Cohos, or Falls of the Mohawk River."
With our custom trip planner, Cohoes attractions like Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create an itinerary including Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park
map

Plans in New York State by other users

17 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New York City BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Cooperstown, Boston & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Asia, United States, Europe, Africa & Middle East BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Plan your trip to Cohoes

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cohoes

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
107 reviews
  • This is the falls that put the Mohawk in Niagara-Mohawk Power Company. That's their generating facility on the left. In spring the falls are thunderously powerful. In summer, they dry to a relative tr...  more »
  • FInding the relatively unmarked streets down a simple residential neighborhood lies a world-class scenic vista; Cohoes Falls. Apparently the largest falls east of Niagara, this rock outcropping was ra...  more »
  • It's located in a remote area but it's worth the view. If you are in the area, don't miss out. This fall is bigger than I thought.  more »