There are lots of great hiking trails with waterfalls in New Jersey. However, have you ever wondered, “Are there any easy-access waterfalls near me?” Well, we’ve got some great news: the answer is yes! It’s true, there are some unbelievable New Jersey waterfalls hiding in plain sight – no hiking required!
1. Buttermilk Falls, Stokes State Forest
This impressive cascade has a developed viewing area right off the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible. For even better views, there are stairs up to an elevated platform. Read more about this waterfall on the New Jersey State Park Service website.
2. Crystal Springs Resort, Sussex County
The biosphere complex at Crystal Springs Resort is New Jersey's very own slice of paradise. You'll feel as if you're in the tropics year-round at this indoor/outdoor pool, which offers a variety of waterfalls - each more impressive than the next. The above video just begins to do it justice. Read more about this waterfall on the Crystal Springs Resort website.
3. Great Falls, Paterson
Part of Great Falls National Park, these powerful falls can be admired by anyone. For a unique perspective, you can view the falls from the footbridge crossing the Passaic River. Read more about this waterfall on the National Park Service website.
4. Bass Pro Shops, Atlantic City
Atlantic City does everything bigger and better, so it should come as no surprise that there is a stunning 2-story waterfall hidden away here. What is surprising, though, is that these magnificent falls are located not among the glitz and glamour of the boardwalk, but in a sporting goods store. Visit Bass Pro Shops on Christopher Columbus Boulevard for to see the breathtaking display. Read more about this waterfall on the Bass Pro Shops website.
5. Little Falls, Little Falls
Located in the center of town, Little Falls is not so little. Created by a dam, these falls are quite impressive. Read more about this waterfall on the Township of Little Falls website.
6. Tinton Falls, Tinton Falls
Though these may not be the biggest falls, they sure are lovely. They're also the highest elevated falls along the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Check them out from the overlook at 741 Tinton Avenue. Read more about this waterfall on the Tinton Falls website.
7. Great Falls, Hillsborough
There are several spectacular waterfalls in Duke Farms, Great Falls being one of the most impressive. While you CAN hike (or bike) to these falls, they are also just a short walk from the tram stop. Read more about this waterfall on the Duke Farms website.
8. Lambertville Falls, Lambertville
This easily accessible waterfall is created by a canal lock, and visitors can even cross a footbridge over the falls for an interesting perspective. Read more about this waterfall on the Lambertville website.
Address: Mountain Road, Mountain Rd, Walpack Township, NJ, USA
Address: Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419, USA
Address: Great Falls, Paterson, NJ, USA
Address: Little Falls, NJ, USA
Address: Tinton Falls, NJ, USA
Address: 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844, USA
Address: Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
Address: 30 Christopher Columbus Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, USA
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