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Falling Waters Preserve

42.048552,-73.940732, Saugerties, NY 12477
+1 845-473-4440
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Beautiful walk but TICK ALERT!

This lovely place was more of a pleasant walk than a hike. Nonetheless, it was very peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steph M
Astoria, New York
via mobile
Easy trail for low-key hikers

We didn't expect to be hiking on our recent trip to Saugerties - but we heard great things decided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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42.048552,-73.940732, Saugerties, NY 12477
+1 845-473-4440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely place was more of a pleasant walk than a hike. Nonetheless, it was very peaceful and relaxing. We did all the trails. The trail along the river has a narrow path versus the main trail you start off on. The small little falls...More

Thank Steph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't expect to be hiking on our recent trip to Saugerties - but we heard great things decided to check in out (in dress shoes and all). Easy walk through the forest with some great views - interesting to see where the old Ice...More

Thank KiloBravo13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little hike through the woods and down by the water. Nice little waterfall on one of the trails. Enjoyed everything about it!

Thank lexie713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is beautiful and varied - in the woods and right along the river. We saw pileated woodpeckers, a heron and lots of scrambling chipmonks...all while watching the sun rise.

Thank BaltimoreJAM
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The hike to the water was easy and soothing- just to listen to the lapping of the water and no other noise. Secluded, has some seating along the way to just sit and relax.

Thank carcabbi92
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not to hard but great views of the Hudson River and at least two small water falls. Nice walk with the family and pets, parking is good and a nice level start to the hike to get you started, definitely would recommend this hidden gem.

Thank gary t
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Bottom Line: Fun and relatively short hike. Details: We visited on a Friday in early September. The preserve is oddly located as you have to drive through a residential neighborhood and up a seemingly one way stretch of road to get to. The parking area...More

Thank 8pixel
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a fairly easy hike on a well-maintained trail that skirts the Hudson River. We were disappointed that the river didn't/doesn't look more impressive as there is quite a bit of duckweed growing in the river that takes away from its majesty. There are...More

Thank Clubess1
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a bucolic preserve that offers easy walks through woodland and then offers great views of the majestic Hudson River. Family and pet friendly.

2  Thank chris30174
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hiking in the red, yellow and brown leaves of fall along the river bank of the Hudson is pure joy. The trails take you along gurgling small waterfalls, the river bank where we saw pleasure boats and a sea plane and watched a train pass...More

1  Thank AlbertAlberta2012
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Holly F
10 September 2016|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but you must keep them leashed and clean up after them.
19 July 2016|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Take 9w north to saugerties. Turn right at Bishops gate development. Follow the road to the Dominican sisters convention center. You will see the parking area and an information sign. Hope that helps!