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Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

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Super natural wonder in our back yard

It’s hard to believe we have such a amazing force of nature in our backyard. If you’re in the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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the hometown falls

underestimated fall, but largest east of Niagara. always take a moment to appreciate when going... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cohoes, New York
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231-341 N Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to believe we have such a amazing force of nature in our backyard. If you’re in the area stop by and take a look at the falls. If you’re around in the spring definitely go -they are raging with all the winter snow...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of amazing how this area has neglected and abused its environment to the detriment of local tourism. This waterfall could be a world famous attraction, but most of the time it is nearly dry due to the water being diverted for hydro power. Sort...More

1  Thank David M. S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

underestimated fall, but largest east of Niagara. always take a moment to appreciate when going by. nice park and usually quiet, great for some solitude and coffee.

2  Thank gofiguresam
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little park some good views of the falls and river. They do need to trim some of trees and bushes to make it a spectacular view.

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A pocket park with benches facing the falls, and a walk along the Mohawk behind a row of former milk-workers’ apartments.

Thank Debora G
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a beautiful waterfall right in Albany's backyard! However, I got stuck with the short end of the stick and didn't get the greatest view. If you are going to visit the falls, head to the lower level/viewing park for a more up close...More

3  Thank adss1230
Reviewed 26 June 2018

If you are in the Capital District NY Albany/Schenectady/Troy/Saratoga area, do not miss the Cohoes Falls. For eons the only good view was a hidden street with no parking. About 8 years ago, a Canadian Company built the viewing park. You do have to park...More

3  Thank onthemohawk
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Even after being a resident of the Capital area for more than a decade, like most people I know, I had not seen the Cohoes Falls. Per chance, I happen to be driving by and decided to take a peek. And it was stunning. Though...More

3  Thank Arvind J
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Definitely have to make it back here sometime when the actual park is open as it seems the hours are limited. What a beautiful site at sunset!

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and breathtaking waterfall however the park closes way too early. Which means anybody wanting to witness the sunset etc is unable to due to the closing of the gates. However, the waterfall itself is absolutely huge and quite a lovely place to visit. I...More

Thank Zahra P
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Betty Ann S
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Response from Nicole820 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a couple picnic tables, but not many.
Vivianne B
5 May 2015|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
Route 9 is the long way. Take I787 north from Albany to Cohoes. When it ends at Route 32, go straignt through the light onto Mohawk Street. Continue on Mohawk for about 3/4 mile. You will see signs for the falls overlook... More