NY-14 Falls #2, New York

The second unnamed falls on NY route 14 (May 2009)

As I’m driving along in different places looking for waterfalls, every once in a while I spot waterfalls that are off on the side of the road. In some places, like North Carolina or Colorado, I couldn’t exactly stop to take photos of these often unmentioned falls because of the insanely winding roads lacking pulloffs.

So I was pleasantly surprised to find at least three smaller waterfalls along New York route 14 that I could actually stop and photograph. These might not even be of significance to many, but I still think they’re cool. I visited this area near Watkins Glen in early May, and based on the level of water, these waterfalls are likely seasonal. They are also not as big as many of the other waterfalls in the area. Even so, I think all waterfalls are at least moderately interesting, so pay attention to these surprises.

Directions:

  1. As you’re driving south on NY-14 from Watkins Glen toward Montour Falls, these three waterfalls will be on your right. All three of the waterfalls I photographed were north of Aunt Sarah’s Falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: ~40′
Length of Hike: roadside

Where in the World is NY-14 Falls #2?

Aunt Sarah’s Falls, New York

Aunt Sarah’s Falls in May 2009

Aunt Sarah’s Falls, while right of the road, is apparently very easy to miss, at least from certain directions. As we were driving south on NY-14 from Watkins Glen to Montour Falls, I missed the falls. Only when driving out did I actually notice that there was a falls.

During the spring, there are other falls that cascade down the cliffs along the western side of NY-14. I have pictures of three of them, and I’m guessing that they probably dry up during the summer.

Directions:

  1. Aunt Sarah’s Falls is a roadside waterfall, directly off of NY-14 just as you are entering the village of Montour Falls (coming from Watkins Glen). There is a roadside park on the opposite side of the road with a sign indicating that this is Aunt Sarah’s Falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 90′ (visible portion)
Length of Hike: Roadside

Where in the World is Aunt Sarah’s Falls?