Anderson Falls // #ADK50FALLS Challenge // Keeseville, New York

April 28, 2020

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Happy Tuesday friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful week! 

Today I am excited to share with y'all a bit more about the #ADK50falls challenge and specifically about Anderson Falls, a waterfall that we visited several weeks ago.

If you aren't familiar with the #ADK50falls challenge, you can read about the places that I have been going as part of the challenge HERE (I started last year) or read about the entire challenge HERE.  

Simply put there are 50 waterfalls that you hike and visit (5 require proof with photo that you were there) to complete the challenge. For those of you who love hiking and being outdoors this can be a great suggestion during this time with the COVID restrictions of hiking certain mountain trails. It also can show you unique parts of the Adirondacks that you may have never discovered. I definitely have been feeling that with the waterfalls that we have visited and explored the last several weeks and look forward to sharing more!

If you would like to know just basic facts about the falls please just scroll down to the bottom of the post where I will be sharing basic information to help those who want to know more specifics about each of the falls in the challenge.
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Anderson Falls is located right in the heart of Keeseville in upstate New York and is approximately and hour east of Lake Placid and about an hour and half north of Lake George. 
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Anderson falls is a 10 foot high waterslide cascade (as you can see in the pictures above) and is famous because it is the first waterfall encountered after the two branches of the Ausable River meet. 
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The falls were named after John Anderson who was a lumberman and an early settler in the Keeseville area. Actually there was a time where the village town was also called Anderson Falls. The name changed in 1812 but for the history teacher in me, it is interesting that this spot was considered a landmark.

The falls are very easy to spot and you can see them when you cross the main bridge in town. 
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I have to be honest... this wasn't my favorite waterfall in this challenge. It was nice, but if you are looking for a "nature/woods" adventure this would not be the waterfall to go to see. On the other hand it was incredibly disability friendly and does allow for people who may not be able to hike to see this waterfall. 

PS- If you are interested in reading more about each of the waterfalls - I recommend reading Adirondack Fifty Falls (click HERE to purchase) which lays out all of the falls in a concise and easy manner. It also groups the falls in the challenge by area so that you do not have to do that research! 
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When I was extremely sick I used to grieve not being able to be outside in nature as much as I wanted to be and if this is where you are at due to health reasons I hope that the information I provide about each of the falls in this challenge will encourage you to explore as you are able.

Located in the heart of Keeseville (approx. 1 & 1/2 hours north of Lake George // 1 hour east of Lake Placid)

10 foot waterslide cascade falls

the main bridge in town will allow you to see the falls


Several places to park in different parts of the town


None. If you park you can walk to see the falls from the bridge or you could choose to walk down to a park that overlooks the falls. This area includes some benches to sit on. 

Yes. You could even see the falls from the car if you did not want to get out. If you are wanting to see some of the other #adk50falls that are also disability friendly I would check out my page dedicated to the waterfall challenge by clicking HERE!

Thank you so much for reading today friends! Please let me know if you have any questions about the challenge or Anderson Falls! I am happy to answer and can't wait to hear about your waterfall adventures! And again, if you would like to read about other #adk50falls that I have written about on the blog click HERE!
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Have a wonderful day!

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