We had a nifty guidebook on our vacation to upstate New York called Off the Beaten Path: Upstate New York. It’s arranged by location and sent us to a couple of really neat places that we probably would have missed otherwise.
Kaaterskill Falls was about an hour from our little barn but so worth the trip. It’s one of the highest waterfalls in the state and it’s beautiful. The tiny parking area is a bit away from the falls and you have to walk around a narrow and windy road to get to the best viewing spot but once you get there it opens up into a spectacular view.
It’s hard to capture just how large an area this is with just a few photos.
Dale made his way down the edge and stood at the base of the falls. I was pretty content to take pictures from above but he turned and shouted to me that I had to come down and stand there. His exact words were, “you have to come experience this.”
So I obliged and he was right, it was awesome. The sound of rushing water fills your ears, it’s quite deafening. And the air is cool and you get rather damp from the water spraying around. It really is something to experience.
I took almost 100 photos while we were there and it was hard to narrow them down to just a few to show you. I love this one with Dale on the side and out of focus while the water fall behind him is flowing and moving.
We stayed and took it all in for quite a while. It was loud and peaceful, energizing and restful, all at the same time. I’m so glad we took the time to visit this spot.