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Rockwell Falls (NY)

1999 Jon Binder

Overview

Ratings (ratings explained)
Power: 8/10
Beauty: 5/10
Ease of Access: 10/10

Rockwell Falls is located on the Hudson River, in the southern part of the Adirondack State Park, between the towns of Hadley and Lake Luzurne.

Photos

Rockwell Falls in Autumn
Rockwell Falls in Winter

Directions

From the north

Take NYS Route 9N south from Exit 21 of the Northway (I-87). In the village of Lake Luzerne, turn right onto Main Street. After bearing to the left on Main Street, continue to Bridge Street on your right. Turn onto Bridge Street and park in the small parking area on your right, directly before the bridge.

From the South

Take NYS Route 9N north from Saratoga Springs. In the village of Lake Luzerne, turn left onto Main Street. Continue to Bridge Street on your left. Turn onto Bridge Street and park in the small parking area on your right, directly before the bridge.

Description

Rockwell Falls can be seen without even getting out of your car. However, for a closer and safer look at the falls, park your car in the parking area and walk onto the bridge. This vantage point offers the best view of the falls. Although very short, Rockwell Falls has a very high volume of water, and is especially powerful in the Spring. Above the falls, the Hudson is quite calm and wide, before making a dramatic change as it pours over the falls into a short gorge. While the scene is nice, the proximity to the bridge and noisy cars is what reduces the overall beauty of Rockwell Falls. Yet, the falls is still a worthwhile stop in any season. Check out how Rockwell Falls looks in autumn.

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