|"Sue and Rich Freeman's book, 200
Waterfalls in Central and Western New
York, intrigued me from the first. Who doesn't love a splashing, splattering waterfall?
Saturated with cabin fever, my husband and I seized the first somewhat warm day, grabbed the book, and headed down towards the Finger Lakes. Each waterfall listed includes everything you need to know to visit, including location, parking, the waterway it's located on, hiking or creekwalking time, admission fee (if there is one), contact for more information, best season to visit and best place to view the waterfall. Each hike is rated for difficulty, from one boot for easiest and four boots for most difficult.
A feature that I especially liked is a place to write your comments and the date you visited for each waterfall. One of the waterfalls we visited was the New Hope Falls. The falls were beautiful, but what made the trip special was the working mill, tiny covered bridge, and flocks of ducks. Several of the waterfalls were "hidden" in plain site, you just had to know where to look. I was glad to have the guide with us.
At the end of the book, the Freeman's have divided all of the waterfalls into lists, such as waterfalls viewable from the roadside, short hikes to waterfalls, long hikes to waterfalls, and wheelchair accessible waterfalls. They also are listed by difficulty."
by Brenda Potter Reynolds
Writer & Photographer
A Must-Have Finger Lakes Guide Book
Rich and Sue Freeman have come out with another must-have Finger Lakes guide book. This one, called "200 Waterfalls in Central and Western NY," is a well-done guidebook of accessible waterfalls complete with driving directions, access trails and photographs. Their descriptions include information and some historical notes. Whether a year round resident with out of town visitors or a summer resident, you will find this book a fine reference for area waterfalls. Mark this book as a good gift too.
Leona Jensen, The Observer
Dazzling Waterfalls - Midwest Book Review