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Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

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I can't believe that they haven't done more of this place, as it could give the city a whole lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas1406
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Bergen, Norway
Spectacular. See both sites

There are two overlook sites and a lower site down a bunch of stairs. See them all if possible. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry087_12
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Auburn, New York
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231-341 N Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe that they haven't done more of this place, as it could give the city a whole lot more tourism (and income). The falls aren't super spectacular in any way, but they are close to the best you will find in this area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two overlook sites and a lower site down a bunch of stairs. See them all if possible. The two overlook sites are not hard to access, but the lower one will take some effort. We had a good laugh about the warning sign:...More

Thank Larry087_12
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

1  Thank FloridaNYSP
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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 5 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 25 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 18 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
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Betty Ann S
5 September 2016|
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Response from Nicole820 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a couple picnic tables, but not many.
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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
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