Falling into Spring Waterfall Adventures

The transition from winter to spring means a lot of things: longer days, the appearance of crocuses and snowdrops, the return of migrating birds. Thanks to snowmelt and spring rains, it's also prime waterfall season! Spring is when Adirondack waterfalls are their most active and thrilling to observe. The Lake Champlain Region is home to a number of gorgeous waterfalls, ranging from easily accessible, practically in the middle of town falls to big, bold, and awe-inspiring torrents.

Breathtaking beauty

While we're pretty fond of writing about how naturally gorgeous and engaging the Lake Champlain Region is, sometimes words just won't do the trick. When it comes to waterfalls, sometimes it's best to let the falls themselves do the talking.

LaChute River Walk - Ticonderoga

A family with small children perched on rocks overlooking the LaChute River Falls.

Easily accessible from a neighboring park, at the LaChute Falls you get a lot of bang for an easy, no-hassle stop! Bonus: there's a candy store nearby!

Stair Falls - Crown Point

Putnam Creek and Stair Falls in the summer sunshine.

Located on scenic Putnam Creek, there are actually several falls on the creek! These falls may be enjoyed from the road, or a little closer along the creek. Why not try both viewpoints?

Wadham Falls - Wadhams

The rushing waters and rocky face of Wadham Falls in Wadhams, NY.

We love Wadham Falls not just because it's pretty and geologically impressive, but also because you can see it from the road, so that everyone, no matter their physical abilities, can enjoy the stunning sight.

Ausable Chasm - Chesterfield

Long view of a tall waterfall at Ausable Chasm.

Ausable Chasm is often called the "Grand Canyon of the East," thanks to its tremendous depth and incredible vantage points. Whether you stay on foot or book a river tour, you'll be amazed at the views and experience.

Take on a waterfall tour

Ready to get your spring waterfall fix? We've put together a trail on Adirondack Wayfinder that has information about the area's waterfalls. You can use Wayfinder to plug in your starting point address, and Google Maps will help lead the way to roaring, waterfall fun. Visit all of the falls on the trail, or just a few. This is definitely a choose your own adventure kind of trip!


While you're in the area, be sure to check out delectable restaurants and appealing locally owned shops! Spring adventure awaits!

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