200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York: A Finders' Guide

200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York: A Finders' Guide

by Rich Freeman, Sue Freeman
     
 

Everyone can now enjoy the magic of waterfalls - this guidebook leads the way. Reaching them can be an easy drive-by, a short walk, or a challenging hike. Spend a hot summer day getting your feet wet walking a rocky creekbed to sit in the spray of a waterfall. Return during different seasons and watch each waterfall's personality change. The adventures are almost… See more details below

Overview

Everyone can now enjoy the magic of waterfalls - this guidebook leads the way. Reaching them can be an easy drive-by, a short walk, or a challenging hike. Spend a hot summer day getting your feet wet walking a rocky creekbed to sit in the spray of a waterfall. Return during different seasons and watch each waterfall's personality change. The adventures are almost endless. This map-filled guidebook shows:

  • Where to find waterfalls
  • When and where to go for best viewing
  • The time and effort required to reach each waterfall

Why delay? Begin exploring these beautiful waterfalls today. Central and Western New York has an abundance of waterfalls awaiting your discovery.

About the Authors

The authors, Rich and Sue Freeman decided to make their living from what they love-being outdoors. In 1996 they left corporate jobs to spend six months hiking 2,200 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. That adventure deepened their love of the outdoors and inspired them to share this love by introducing others to the joys of hiking. Since most people don't have the option (let alone the desire) to undertake a six-month trek, they decided to focus on short hikes, near home. The result was the first version of Take A Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area. They went on to explore hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowshoeing, and waterfalling trails throughout Central and Western New York State. This is their 8th guidebook.

Rich and Sue are active members of several area trail groups. In addition, their passion for long distance hiking continues. In 1997 they thru-hiked the 500-mile long Bruce Trail in Ontario, Canada. In 1998 they bicycled across New York State, following the Erie Canalway Trail and 1999 found them hiking a segment of the Florida Trail. In 2000 they bicycled the C&O Canal Trail from Washington D.C to Cumberland, MD. In 2001 they hiked across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago Trail and hiked a section of the International Appalachian Trail in Quebec, Canada. Their goal for 2002 is to reach the top of the 4th highest mountain in the world-Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Since beginning their new career writing and publishing books, the Freemans' have pared down their living expenses and are enjoying a simpler lifestyle. They now have control of their own destiny and the freedom to head into the woods for a refreshing respite when the urge strikes. Still, their life is infinitely more cluttered than when they carried all their worldly needs on their backs for six months on the Appalachian Trail.

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Editorial Reviews

Leona Jensen
A Must-Have Finger Lakes Guide Book Rich and Sue Freeman have come out with another must-have Finger Lakes guide book. This one, called "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY," is a well-done guidebook of accessible waterfalls complete with driving directions, access trails and photographs. Their descriptions include information and some historical notes. Whether a year round resident with out of town visitors or a summer resident, you will find this book a fine reference for area waterfalls. Mark this book as a good gift too.
The Observer
Midwest Book Review
Highly Practical Vacationer's Guide 200 Waterfalls In Central & Western New York is an especially well organized and presented recreational guide to a dazzling, beautiful, sometimes unexpected but always memorable assortment of natural waterfalls in the New York area. Maps, directions, time and effort required to reach them, as well as the distinctive features of each waterfall are listed in this handy, convenient and highly practical vacationer's guide. If you are an outdoor enthusiast and planning to travel through the central and western regions of New York State, then begin planning your excursion's daily itinerary by browsing through the pages of Rich and Sue Freeman's 200 Waterfalls In Central and Western New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930480018
Publisher:
Footprint Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1902
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
302,431
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.82(d)

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