Peterskill Falls

Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY

After parking just inside the main entrance of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, a fifteen-minute stroll on carriage roads leads down to the stunning sixty-foot Awosting waterfall.Peterskill Falls is a short walk further downstream. During the mid 1800’s, this roadside spot was the site of a sawmill operated by George Davis, who eventually orchestrated the sale of hundreds of acres of land, including Lake Minnewaska itself, to Alfred Smiley. Peterskill Falls is a more rugged area and not ideal for smaller children. Parking & trail info: Park in the lower lot on the right, just past the fee station/entrance for Minnewaska State Park Preserve on the west side of route 44/55. Walk back toward the fee station, turn right onto the entrance road, and then turn left onto the carriage road, which will take you down to the falls.