Paterson Great Falls

National Historical Park - New Jersey

The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 feet (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey. The falls and surrounding area are protected as part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park One of the United States' largest waterfalls, it played a significant role in the early industrial development of New Jersey starting in the earliest days of the nation.

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https://www.nps.gov/pagr/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Falls_(Passaic_River) The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 feet (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey. The falls and surrounding area are protected as part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park One of the United States' largest waterfalls, it played a significant role in the early industrial development of New Jersey starting in the earliest days of the nation. Cotton and silk fabrics; steam locomotives; continuous rolls of paper; airplane engines. What do these things have in common? They were all manufactured in the same place - Paterson, NJ. In 1792, Paterson was established, America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River. From humble mills rose industries that changed the face of the United States. From: Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) North: Take exit 155P on left to Route 19 TO WEST Route 80 Paterson. South: Take Exit 159 (Saddlebrook) on your right. After taking the exit, make your second right onto I-80 West (Paterson). From: Interstate 80 I-80 West: Take Exit 57 A-B. Taking (Exit 57- B) (Downtown Paterson) follow the Downtown Paterson sign. I-80 East: Take (Exit 57- B), take exit Route 80 west Grand St./ Del Water Gap KEEP RIGHT exit. Stay to the right for Grand Street exit ramp. Welcome Center Our Welcome Center and Bookstore is located at 65 McBride Avenue Extension, across the street from Overlook Park. Welcome Center building is located on the corner of Spruce Street and McBride Avenue Extension. Windy Day at the Falls Wind blows US Flag and surrounding area Doesn't get more photogenic than this Find Your Park at Paterson Great Falls! Sunny day and waterfall view Find Your Park at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park! Winter Wonderland snow covered hydro plant and waterfall Lovely winter day at Paterson Great Falls Selfie at the Falls Man overlooking the falls while taking a selfie Talk about a selfie! Misty Overlook Mist coming up from where the water drops into the passaic river One of the best spots to overlook the falls and Garret Mountain, Paterson's largest mountain. Green Day at the Raceways! summer foliage surrounding a bridge bridge over the upper raceway to the old stoney road trail Cherry Blossoms Walking path behind the falls, during sunset with cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Cherry blossoms in bloom along the pathway behind the falls.

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