Kaaterskill Falls, Haines Falls

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Kaaterskill Falls is a two-stage waterfall of Kaaterskill Creek, located in the eastern Catskill Mountains of New York, on the north side of Kaaterskill Clove, between the hamlets of Haines Falls and Palenville in Greene County's Town of Hunter. The two cascades total 260 feet (79 m) in height, making it one of the highest waterfalls in New York, and one of the Eastern United States' tallest waterfalls.The waterfalls are one of America's oldest tourist attractions, being depicted or described by many books, essays, poems and paintings of the early 19th century. Long before Alexis de Tocqueville's famous essay on America, Kaaterskill Falls was lauded as a place where a traveler could see a wilder image, a sort of primeval Eden. Beginning with Thomas Cole's first visit during 1825, they became a subject for painters of the Hudson River School, setting the wilderness ideal for American landscape painting. The Falls also inspired "Catterskill Falls", a poem by William Cullen Bryant.
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  • September 24, 2017
    These falls are stunning, great hikes in the area and a great place for a visit. The car parking at the bottom of the falls can often get full quickly but people are always coming and going so I calle...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    There is NO I arrived the peak night of the Perseid meteor showers at 1am and slept in the car, watching shooting starts. Waking up at sunrise and starting my hike, I was the only person around. That ...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    If you have just a day or even a weekend, this is the place to see. The falls are amazing! It's a great hike on a hot summer day, just sit in one of the very many pools of water the falls has to offer...  more »

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