Don't go chasing waterfalls, but if you do, at least find one that's a little unique.

Without going much further, you could probably guess which waterfall was hailed "The Most Gorgeous Waterfall" in New York. Let me give you a couple of hints.

This majestic waterfall is considered a part of America's oldest state park. It spans over 176 vertical feet and over a dozen people have successfully attempted to go down the falls in a barrel (do NOT ever try this, many more have died than succeeded).

New York's Most Beautiful Waterfall

MSN dubbed Niagara Falls as their "Most Gorgeous Waterfall" for New York State.

It's hard to argue that Niagara Falls doesn't deserve the honor. According to Niagara Falls USA, over 8 million people from around the world come to visit Niagara Falls every year. Having personally seen the falls, they truly are beautiful, and well-deserving of the title.

Something just feels not so fair about it.

Communities In The Path Of Totality Prepare For Monday's Solar Eclipse
Getty Images

Maybe it's because, in my opinion, the most beautiful parts of Niagara Falls are on the Canadian side? Or maybe it's because it's just the most well-known. Who hasn't heard of Niagara Falls? You could say, "Well, everyone knows about Niagara Falls because it's the best," and again, I can't say you're wrong.

I guess I just like an underdog, so here are some cool local waterfalls that are also gorgeous.

Stunning Hudson Valley Waterfalls

Kaaterskill Falls may be one of the most infamous in our region. Known for being "One of the Deadliest Waterfalls in the World," Kaaterskill has a bit of a tainted reputation that likely kept it from being considered for the "Most Gorgeous Waterfalls" list.

Kaaterskill Falls
Getty Images

Located in Hunter, NY, Kaaterskill Falls drops at over 260 feet. While it's actually taller than Niagara Falls, the thin cascade of water doesn't seem as imposing. If you do decide to take in the beauty of Kaaterskill, please just use caution, avoid taking selfies near the edge, and visit during a time of year when icy surfaces aren't a concern.

Get our free mobile app

Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park is another gorgeous spot that got a piece of the limelight back in 2021.

We reported that the location was featured in an Amazon Prime show called Panic. The scene showed characters actually jumping into the pool at the bottom of the falls.

For more gorgeous Hudson Valley waterfalls check out 7 Breathtaking Waterfalls In and Around the Hudson Valley.

9 Spots to Enjoy Camping & Waterfalls in New York State Parks

Hike by waterfalls during the day and sleep under the stars at night at these 13 New York State Parks.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

You Can Now Buy A Waterfall In Upstate New York

Have you ever dreamed of buying a waterfall? You now don't have to go chasing waterfalls in New York State when you literally buy one.

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler