Black Dome Press Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide by Russell Dunn
Led by Russell Dunn, author of top-selling and critically acclaimed guides to the waterfalls of the Adirondack, Catskill, and Shawangunk mountains, discover 100 “cool cascades” along the Hudson River and its tributaries—one of America’s greatest watersheds and a designated National Heritage Area. Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide features detailed maps, easy-to-follow directions, charming vintage postcard illustrations, extensive history and background, and includes waterfall adventures for every level of ability. Visit waterfalls in Saratoga, Albany, Washington, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange and Westchester counties in New York, plus Bergen County, New Jersey, and see for yourself why the National Park Service dubbed the Hudson River Valley “the landscape that defined America.” Visit falls where mills and foundries furnished munitions for the American Revolution and the Civil War, and where Revolutionary War soldiers cooled off while building forts to defend the valley. See the waterfall that was home to the once world-famous Burden Waterwheel—which served as inspiration for the Ferris Wheel—and the fall made famous in James Fenimore Cooper’s classic, The Last of the Mohicans. From the obscure to the legendary, Dunn includes every falls of note along 150 miles of “America’s Rhine,” from gentle roadside cascades, to towering behemoths hidden within woods and canyons, to falls best viewed from a canoe or kayak.
- ISBN: 1-883789-47-8
- 4 ½ x 7 ½
- 352 pages, maps, illustrations