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Waterfalls in the Catskills
Manor Kill Falls features a series of waterfalls and cascades that drop over 100 feet along the Manor Kill before it flows into the Schoharie Reservoir. You can view much of the falls and cascades from the bridge over the Manor Kill on County Route 39 aka Prattsville Road. There are views on both sides of the bridge. The Long Path also uses this bridge to cross the stream. Much of the land surrounding the stream is owned by NYC DEP.
Directions: From Prattsville, NY 23 west, turn right onto County Route 7 just prior to bridge over Schoharie Creek. This road will become County Route 53 and then County Route 39. It is also known as Prattsville Road. You will see numerous parking area's for recreation on NYC DEP lands (permit needed). See the NYC DEP website for more information. The bridge over the Manor Kill is nearly six miles. You may notice the aqua blazed Long Path come out of the woods near the start of the bridge. There are pull offs on both sides of the road. The GPS coordinates for the bridge over the Manor Kill are N42 22.811 W74 25.873 for those who have a GPS devise.
View of part of the Manor Kill Falls from the highway bridge
Here are some books we recommend for assisting you in finding and planning your waterfall adventure:
Waterfalls of New York State New York Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers 200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York - A Finders' Guide Waterfalls and Gorges of the Finger Lakes Adirondack Waterfall Guide Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide: From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse Catskill Region Waterfall Guide Waterfalls of the Adirondacks and Catskills (New York) Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide: From Saratoga and the Capital Region to the Highlands and Palisades
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