Near Haines Falls in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York State's highest waterfalls, one of the most celebrated scenic sites in 19th century America, painted several times by Thomas Cole and most of the artists of the Hudson River School. Also a favorite spot for American writers.
Erected by Mountain Top Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Notable Places.
Location. 42° 11.391′ N, 74° 4.435′ W. Marker is near Haines Falls, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 23A 1˝ miles east of Wingate Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the parking area at the trailhead for the falls at the hairpin bend on NY 23A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haines Falls NY 12436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kiersted Tannery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to the Kaaterskill Rail Trail (approx. one mile away); Haines Falls (approx. one mile away); Haines Falls Honor Roll (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rip Van WinkleState Land (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rip Van Winkle Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tannersville (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haines Falls.
More about this marker. The falls are not visible from the marker or the road.
Regarding Kaaterskill Falls. The marker is not located next to or in view of the falls. The marker is at the lower parking area for hikers. It’s is a 1.5 mile hike to the falls. Part of the walk is along the road, and then about a mile up the trail to the falls. It is a dangerous area and sadly, many have died here. There is no marker at the falls. Here is a photo of the falls taken in January, 2021.
Also see . . .
1. Kaaterskill Falls. (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Mountain Top Historical Society. (Submitted on March 23, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 3. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Lori Paparteys of Oneonta, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the falls and a wide angle photo of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?