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The Beautiful Chittenango Falls

From meandering country roads in New York south of Chittenango lies one of the most beautiful natural waterfalls I have ever experienced. Tumbling nearly 170 feet over the rocky bedrock cliff, this waterfall is a gorgeous photo opportunity and a great place for a nature hike.

History

As crashing water flows over layered rocks, visitors feel lost in time with the natural landscape and calming sound of the waterfall before them.

The waterfall is estimated to have formed 10,000 years ago and was even used a hydro-power source for local mills in the area beginning in the 1840s.

It wasn’t until 1887 when Mrs. Fairchild purchased and promised to make the land surrounding the beautiful waterfall public for all to enjoy. It remained maintained by the Chittanango Falls Park Association until 1922, when it was sold to the state of New York and made one of the first state parks.

After the founding of the area as a state park, the Civilian Conservation Corps worked to create the pavilions, bridges, trails and structures that stand today for visitors of the park.

Violet Sky’s Visit

This waterfall is absolutely gorgeous! It has got to be one of the prettiest waterfalls I have ever seen! The nature trails offer scenic angles of the falling water!

How to Visit

The trails at Chittenango Falls State Park lead to beautiful views of the water. An upper trail and gorge trail are both less than a mile long and give spectators fabulous views.

Chittenango Falls State Park is located off from Highway 13, south of Chittenango and north of Cazenovia.

So if you find yourself out exploring the beautiful serenity of New York countryside, don’t hesitate to make a stop at this spectacular natural landmark.

For current pricing and hours please visit https://parks.ny.gov/parks/130/.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Chittenango Falls, New York
Chittenango Falls, New York
Chittenango Falls, New York
Chittenango Falls, New York

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