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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Great hiking year round. Two mile loop. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing at no charge. Deer. Charge to park during summer months. Picnic tables, Pavilion, and grills. View of Hudson. Kayak access.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Second only to Niagara—Cohoes Falls, also known as the Great Falls of the Mohawk, is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains. The Mohawk River plunges nearly a hundred feet here, before emptying into the Hudson River. The falls have been regarded as a landmark, a sacred site, a scenic wonder and a source of power for generations. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
River
“Stop by the Visitors Center in Waterford; view the eastern gateway of the historic Erie Canal.”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Natural Feature
“Spectacular Waterfalls. Enjoy ice cream in the summer or lunch at the deli's 2nd story deck featuring a birds eye view over the falls. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“This is a state park that has deer, bald eagles and is AN ISLAND which has like 3 waterfalls! What?!?! Trails are marked and there are BBQ pits there, you can rent a pavilion for a huge bbq and party. It's very nice to bring your dog for a walk or kids and get out for some scenery and exercise.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“My favorite local cultural center. It has lots of cool stuff happening check out their website for more info. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Discoverf the wonders of the canal and the contribution to the economic historic of the region.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Car Wash
“Car wash, automatic or do it yourself, and right next door to the local gas Mobil gas station ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Diner, nicer looking, less rugged but costs a bit more than Don and Paul's, right across the street from them as well. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Fast food, Chinese take out, or eat in. The best in the area. (I recommend taking out if ambiance is important.)”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends