5 Things You Didn’t Know Cohoes Falls

5 Things You Didn’t Know Cohoes Falls

Photos: Frankie Cavone

Cohoes Falls in Cohoes, NY is the biggest waterfall in Upstate, NY and is visually breathtaking. People visit the falls daily to take in the sights and admire the natural treasure conveniently located in the Capital Region. Before making your next visit to Cohoes Falls, check out five things you didn’t know about the iconic landmark:


1. Cohoes Falls are estimated to be 70 feet high and they discharge at approximately 27,000 cubic feet of water per second


2. In the mid-17th century, the falls were considered the most famous natural landmarks in the United States. They were first sighted by European explorers.

3. It was originally names “Ga-ha-oose” by the indigenous Mohawk tribe and meant “the place of the falling canoe.”


4. Cohoes Falls is the second largest waterfall in New York State. Niagara Falls is the biggest waterfall.

5. The City of Cohoes and the Town of Waterford both share Cohoes Falls as it is located along the Mohawk River.



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