Cohoes Falls


The Mohawk River drops over 90 feet over the Cohoes Falls before its confluence with the Hudson River. Historically, this has been a barrier to water navigation along the only waterlevel route through the Appalachian Mountains. Native Americans have a number of stories about navigational mishaps and the name “Cohoes” is said to be derived from Native American language meaning “falling canoe.” Europeans made the Cohoes Falls a destination. Use of the water as a source of power in the early Industrial Revolution dates back to 1831.


North Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047


42.78752500, -73.70887900
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