But for the longest time, the falls have been kind of hidden. The one official overlook that did exist was hard to find and the view from it wasn't very good.
That all changed recently.
A new park opened last week that has much better views of the falls. Falls View Park is located closer to the falls on land owned by the power company that generates electricity at the site. And it's a big improvement on the old spot. Have a look:
The only bad thing about the new park is that it's so easy to find. The old one, tucked behind old mill worker housing, had a certain charming lost quality about it. We'll take the better the views, though.
Speaking of which, make sure you walk all the way to the left side of the park if you stop by -- some of the best views are at that end.
See also: a webcam of the Cohoes Falls operated by the US Geological Survey
Falls View Park
North Mohawk St
Cohoes, NY 12047
Look for the sign on the right side N Mohawk as you're heading out of Cohoes.
There's a parking lot on the opposite side of street.
Then take the foot bridge across the canal to park.
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