Awosting Falls

Minnewaska State Park. New Paltz, NY


A 60-foot plunge down Peters Kill creek in Minnewaska State Park. The falls are inside the park and just off the road. Best to drive into the main park entrance, make an immediate right turn after the park admission booth, and drive a bit down the access road to the horse trailer parking lot. After parking, walk back down the access road, past the entrance booth, then take a right on the road to the lake. Just after crossing the stream make a left on the old carriage road. This route takes you along the stream to the top of the falls, and the road continues on around a couple of switchbacks to the bottom of the falls.