A photo gallery from the top, middle and bottom of Kaaterskill Falls in early May 2014.
The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House.
In 1826 Thomas Cole painted a scene that was named “From the Top of Kaaterskill Falls”. These photographs are a spirit of his 1826 painting.
‘Hike #3: Circuit of South Mountain’ is from the ‘Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide’ by Robert Gildersleeve.
From the blue blazed trail we then proceeded on a yellow marked trail. This trail took us to Sunset Rock and Inspiration Point.
Kaaterskill Falls in late August of 2010 has strong water flow because of the recent weather pattern of rain over the Catskills. On this particular day the entire area and trail to Kaaterskill Falls was wet. Kaaterskill Falls Information: Kaaterskill
The Laurel House (1852-1967) acquired the water rights to Spruce Creek and dammed it during tourist season, charging spectators below the falls a fee to watch as the waters were unleashed and the falls “turned on”. (Link: Wikipedia- Kaaterskill Falls)
A 360 degree image from inside and outside what is believed to be the former Kaaterskill Hotel Laundry Building.
While driving along the moving roadside landscape of Route 23, it almost seemed as if life was “photoshoped”. I see the grass is exceedingly green, the roadway slick as if used in a car commercial, and the sky is deep
Located at the bottom of Kaaterskill Clove. Catskill Park Entrance Sign- Palenville, NY A rather high number of signs as one enters into Palenville.
After a long hiatus, I returned to Kaaterskill Falls. I can not believe it was that long between visits. I was very impressed with Plattekill Falls strong water flow just days before and thought about how Kaaterskill Falls water flow
A 360 degree image from the trail that leads to Kaaterskill Falls taken during the Fall season with the leaves changing color and falling to the ground.