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Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

231-341 N Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY
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Nice view

Convenient parking in lot across street. We took the whole family from ages 7 to 77. Good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vestal, New York
via mobile
Great View of the Falls

Park across the street in the small parking lot and then follow the bridge over the sluiceway to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saratoga Springs
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“viewing area” (6 reviews)
“erie canal” (6 reviews)
“power plant” (4 reviews)
231-341 N Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Convenient parking in lot across street. We took the whole family from ages 7 to 77. Good informational posters explain the significance of the falls. Easy walk to see view of falls from top, then 86 steps down the steep trail to see where the...More

Thank UpstateNY585
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park across the street in the small parking lot and then follow the bridge over the sluiceway to the little park. From there you get a fantastic view of the Cohoes Falls. At sunset the falls get lit up nicely for photography.

Thank gl0baltraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, water flows strongest in spring or after heavy rains. Fall foliage is beautiful as well. Great place to visit a time of year.

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a parking lot across the street for the falls. There is a gate that closes in the evening but there is another viewing area where you can view the falls at any time down the street. The falls are breathtaking, a must take...More

Thank Joanne207
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Take every opportunity you can to see these gorgeous falls. Very hard to find, even with directions, but so worth the effort.

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This park is not very large, but it has a very nice view of Cohoes Falls. It sits on Power Company property and is fairly well maintained. The lower view is accessible by a long stairway only (85 stairs... yes I counted), but well worth...More

Thank jwperson
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This historic landmark is changeable with the seasons. Winter is icy wonder, Spring it is a raging river, summer may be a refreshing spray, by Fall it is a quiet oasis. Parking lot is good size, easy walking across the channel once used for factory...More

Thank Neal and Betsy B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Especially in the Spring--when the snow spills into the river--you will see a great falls. There is a walkway to watch.

1  Thank UpstateNYer_10
Reviewed 29 June 2017

One of those places hard to miss when visiting the upper Hudson Valley. Easy access and a convenient area to walk and enjoy the view and sound of these magnificent water falls. Peaceful place to seat and relax.

1  Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Not as spectacular as Niagara Falls but worth a stop to peek at if you are in the area. They are hidden behind some old row houses.

1  Thank Kirsten D
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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.
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