Salmon River Falls #NewYorkTravel

I wrote this post on behalf of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.      

Being a city girl, I have seen waterfalls in pictures but really not too many up close. On our recent travels to Upstate New York we stopped at Salmon River Falls where I got to see beautiful waterfalls up close. 

You can totally immerse yourself in nature with views of major species include sugar maple, red maple, American beech, yellow birch, black cherry, white ash and red oak. Check out the 110 foot waterfalls and 3000 foot long gorge. I admit my mouth dropped with all the beauty that surrounded me. 

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Salmon River Falls Unique Area encompasses 112 acres of land in the town of Orwell in northern Oswego County. The 110 foot Salmon River Falls and the scenic gorge are the popular attractions of this wonderful parcel of state land. This area and the surrounding area is so tranquil with not much around. 

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Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Salmon River Falls was part of lands occupied by the Five Nations of the Iroquois Indians. The Salmon River Falls, located nineteen miles upstream from the mouth of the river where it enters Lake Ontario, was the upstream barrier to fish migration including native Atlantic salmon. The Onondaga, Oneida and Cayuga tribes of the Iroquois Nation used the falls as fishing ground where they annually harvested salmon.

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Salmon River Falls offers:

 Accessible Trail with an 1100 foot accessible trail leads from the parking area to a view of the falls. Plus you can take stunning photo’s of nature in several of the observation areas.  Get closer to nature too with primitive camping, fishing, hunting, trapping and hiking. 


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Salmon River Falls is FREE and is opened all year long. Please note that the  River Bed Trail  and Gorge Trail are closed at certain times of the year due to the ice. This is a wonderful place to go for tranquility or to just enjoy with your family!


I wrote this post on behalf of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.      
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  1. How gorgeous! I love seeing all the beautiful scenery around the United States. I would love to go to New York some day for stuff like this.

  2. Those waterfalls are SO beautiful. I love being out in nature and seeing all of it’s beauty in it’s natural state.

  3. What a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing a little bit of its history as well as its beauty!

  4. Oh I love places like this that have beautiful scenery and great walking trails! I would love to visit Salmon River falls! Gorgeous!

  5. What a beautiful area! I love any chance to get out and hike with my family. If I am ever in the area I will have to make a stop!

  6. That looks absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to visit with my family.

  7. how fun! We love to go hiking and I think it’s important to visit your local parks.

  8. Looks like you guys had fun…definitely some gorgeous scenery! We love spending time out in nature with the kids!

  9. Looks like such a beautiful place! And your little one is so cute. What carrier is that?

  10. I do love these kinds of places for the stunning photos you showed and mentioned. I would would love to visit!

  11. We used to go hiking all the time in the NE region when we were little and we would hike around and see waterfalls. This is an example of how beautiful and peaceful nature is!

  12. Other than going to a conference in NYC, I have never been to NY. I think I would enjoy something like this much more than the city!

  13. Looks like an amazing place to wander and explore! I love visiting waterfalls!

  14. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    I love beautiful places that show the wonders of nature. Great for exploring.

  15. So so beautiful!
    We never got a chance to check out any waterfalls this year so I will soak up yours.
    Love watching the falls…I could sit there for hours!
    Looks like you guys had a great time.

  16. Wow! What a breathtaking location! I love finding beautiful spots like this!

  17. That is beautiful. I need to get over there one of these days.

  18. Wow, what beautiful falls! It looks like a great place to visit with the family.

  19. I would love to go and walk these trails. Everything looks so peaceful and beautiful. The waterfalls would be a great place to sit and relax.

  20. What a great place for a hike. We have a place near us with several water falls but nothing this big.

  21. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Wow, that looks like such a beautiful place! I love the waterfall so much!

  22. Elizabeth O. says:

    I’ll check out Salmon River Falls when I’m in NY.

  23. This looks like an amazing place to visit. I wish I could go there.

  24. Like you, pretty much all the waterfalls I’ve seen are in photographs as well. One day I’d absolutely love to travel to somewhere like Salmon River Falls to see all that natural beauty!

  25. That looks like a beautiful place to visit. I have to put it on my to do list this fall.

  26. This is such a beautiful place. There is something really awesome about family vacation travel to a beautiful place.

  27. Jennifer Williams says:

    That is absolutely beautiful. My family loves to go hiking and I would absolutely love to visit there to get those views.

  28. Oh my, that looks like a beautiful place to visit! I’d love to go there.

  29. Those pictures are amazing. I’d love to visit something so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  30. So pretty! I can’t believe I never visited there when I lived in New York!

  31. That looks like an amazing place to visit. I love getting to go on hikes at places like that. I think I will have to do that this weekend!

  32. Looks like such a great place to visit. I would love to take my daughter there.

  33. Gorgeous! A few years ago we traveled through upstate New York – beautiful country!

  34. I love going on hikes! I would love even better if my hikes took me by beautiful water falls like this!

  35. I LOVE waterfalls, and then immediately whenever I see one I start singing in my head, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls….” Looks like a gorgeous area.

  36. So pretty!
    I haven’t been to NY in so long. Like, 20 years. I miss it!

  37. Beautiful! I love waterfalls, and the boys and I love getting out for a good hike. Going to mark this down for when we are in the area.

  38. I’ve been to the city a million times, but never upstate New York. I need to change that!

  39. So pretty. I love waterfalls. They are just breathtaking

  40. What a gorgeous place! We hiked to a waterfall up in Seattle one time and it was worth the hike.

  41. There is something about the water falls that when you look at it you feel in awe of how beautiful it is. I feel like swimming in there too. I have seen few water falls in the country where I came from. I usually go swimming with friends.

  42. Ooh how I would LOVE to visit any place like this. I love camping and hiking and just being in nature, it’s so relaxing!

  43. This looks so beautiful! Me and my family love to hike and this would be a dream spot to visit!

  44. This is somewhere I would love to visit. Honestly, I think waterfalls are my very favorite thing to spend time with in nature.

  45. this looks like a dreamy location! love the pictures 🙂

  46. What beautiful scenery and a great way to spend time outdoors! The waterfall is amazing!

  47. Being from upstate NY myself, did NOT know abot this BEAUTY! Thank you for sharing, I will be sure to check it out my next visit home!

  48. Being from upstate NY myself, did NOT know about this BEAUTY! Thank you for sharing, I will be sure to check it out my next visit home!

  49. New York State is full of natural wonders! I haven’t seen Salmon River Falls yet but saw the central cascade and similar rock formations at Watkins Gorge. I will definitely keep Salmon River Falls in mind on my next trip across the border. Great photos!

  50. Beautiful photos. What a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for linking up to #CheckOutThatView

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