Did you know that Niagara doesn’t have the only notable falls in New York State? Have you seen Cohoes Falls not too far from Albany?
Have you lived in the Capital Region your whole life but never made the drive to Cohoes Falls? No worries, I was the same way. I’d heard about it, knew it was there but just never saw it – until now.
Cohoes Falls is on the Mohawk River and technically shared between Cohoes and Waterford. Cohoes Falls, also called The Great Falls of the Mohawk, generates about 190,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year which is why it made it a perfect place to industrialization in the 1800s.
If you want to visit, it’s incredibly easy. There is either a small park that you can park at nearby or you can park at the main lot and cross over the bridge to the lookout point. The trails around the falls are all kept well-maintained, even the stairs down to them. It flows faster in the spring but is a beautiful sight all year long. There isn’t much to do surrounding the falls so make sure you plan something nearby if you’re looking to make a day of it. Accessible to all ages.
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