New York metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, dedicated as a National Historical Park in November 2011, incorporates one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern United States.
The River Trail in Great Falls Park, Virginia, offers dramatic Potomac and Mather Gorge views on a moderate hike with wonderful nature, and history.
Great Falls (the Virginia side) is a beautiful place to hike or picnic. It has simple hikes for the whole family or more challenging ones for the experienced hiker. The views are spectacular and if you love climbing over big rocks (like me) you could spend hours exploring.
($5) Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The natural beauty of Great Falls Park and its close proximity to downtown Washington, DC make this park popular with local residents and tourists who are visiting the area.
Paterson Great Falls - Great Falls of the Passaic Paterson, New Jersey (77 feet) Pounding into a basalt chasm barely 18 miles from Times Square, these powerful falls are the centerpiece of our newest national historical park (973-279-9587; nps.gov/pagr)
The Great Falls, Virginia. At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation's Capital.