Cohoes Falls ,New York, USA


Address -: Cohoes Falls ,Mohawk River ,Cohoes ,Waterford, New York, USA

Cohoes Falls is a waterfall on the Mohawk River shared by the city of Cohoes and the town of Waterford, New York, United States.
The Cohoes Falls is 90 feet (28 m) high and 1,000 feet (305 m) wide. Its flow is most impressive in springtime, sometimes running at 90,000 cubic feet (2,500 m3) of water per second,but as the season changes, there is less water for the falls because so much of the flow is diverted at the Crescent Dam to the Barge Canal through Lock 6. Most of the water is still diverted for power generation; some is diverted for the Cohoes water supply. During the summer, the falls are virtually dry, revealing shale rock formations that have their own distinctive beauty. The 87-year average flow of the Mohawk River at Cohoes is 34,638 cubic feet per second, but this includes water diverted to the power plant and Erie Canal locks.
From Albany/I-87 – take 787 North to the end and follow North Mohawk Street until you reach the entrance of the park on your right.  Parking is available across the street from the park entrance.
From the East – take Route 7 to 787 North to the end and follow North Mohawk Street until you reach the entrance of the park on your right.  Parking is available across the street from the park entrance.
From the North – take Route 9 South to Cohoes Road just past the Crescent Bridge.  Follow Cohoes Road along the river until you get to the park entrance on your left, parking is available on the right. Across the street from the entrance.
Best time to visit -: May - Oct

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