Spring is in the air! There is nothing better for the body and soul than to take a hike. A perfectly scenic spot is Falling Waters Preserve [Intersection of Dominican Lane + York St, Glasco NY].
Check out the trail map before you head out. There are about two miles of trails to take, well marked and maintained with little elevation gain. Perfect for a relaxing nature walk! We started out on the red Upland Trail, initially bordering private property then transitioning into a more woodsy setting.
Take in the views of the Catskills in the distance, and when you end up at this peaceful looking statue the trail takes a turn towards the river.
A cascading tributary was striking from above and possibly even more so at its base.
Continue walking following the creek and you may notice a logfall.
The red trail ends at the Hudson River and during our visit there was an eerie abandoned boat nestled amongst the scattered chunks of ice.
We caught up with the white Riverside Trail and enjoyed the view. On a windless day the reflection of the puffy clouds only disturbed by floating mini icebergs was stellar.
We finished up on the blue Father C. Jorn Trail, just .33 of a mile, but full of splendor. Heading down a mild hill there was a gazebo perfectly framing a waterfall, a lovely spot to sit on a warm day.
Get a closer look at that waterfall! This will feed the creek you’ll follow on this trail down to the river. The blue trail has got it all, a waterfall, creek, and those dreamy river views.
We walked around amongst the trees and noticed one had some mysterious fossil-y markings.
Falling Waters is truly a gem of a preserve brimming with beauty, and you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to enjoy it. You just need a love for nature, a sense of adventure, and a good pair of walking shoes!