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Carpenter Falls

3800 Appletree Point Rd., Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Adventure to get here but very serene

The path is rough, but signs will warn you of that, but if you are looking for a serene place to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fairport, New York

Yep - a short (a tenth of a mile), and somewhat unmarked and muddy trail - aka "adventurous... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
York, Pennsylvania
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“short hike” (4 reviews)
“creek bed” (3 reviews)
3800 Appletree Point Rd., Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The path is rough, but signs will warn you of that, but if you are looking for a serene place to enjoy nature, this is a great one. I wouldn't recommend it for children as the cliffs are steep and caution is needed. We enjoyed...More

Thank tobaybeach
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Yep - a short (a tenth of a mile), and somewhat unmarked and muddy trail - aka "adventurous". We're avid hikers and are so glad we stumbled upon this little gem. No other humans around - hasn't gotten a lot of traffic. A little hand...More

Thank shannonlerae
Reviewed September 3, 2017

It was a beautiful cool day for a hike to these falls. The hike itself to the falls was short. but somewhat challenging because of the steepness. Fortunately it was a dry day, so it was too dangerous. There were ropes to hang on to...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We happened upon Carpenter Falls by chance. Beautiful, but the walk to the falls is not easy. Wear sturdy shoes.

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed July 25, 2017

It was really muddy and we could not make it all the way feeling like we would get hurt if we continued down...very steep. We would have done it without the mud but some of the areas were close to a big drop and we...More

Thank Funsearcher3000
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Based on many reviews we expected this to be a nice hike with beautiful scenery; it was not. The official trail does not allow you to get a very good view at Carpenter falls and we could only hear Angels falls. The trails themselves were...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

After exhausting what Skaneateles had to offer my daughters (age 11 and 13) and me, we took the quick jaunt to see the falls. Pretty 20-minute drive from town with an easy to find trailhead. The 0.1 miles to the falls was easy enough for...More

1  Thank pkuzminski
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I went there with my dog, I was disappointed with my walk due to it being rather dangerious for me, it is a great walk for the younger folks or really fit older folks, would not recommend it with dog on a leash though...but, thats...More

2  Thank lauralee882017
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Beautiful scenery eventually brining you to the lake. Nice view of falls and a variety of trees. Easy walk

Thank Rich Z
Reviewed October 23, 2016

If you want to get close to the falls, make sure you have sturdy shoes and are surefooted. There is a section with a rope to use on a steep hill. The rocks near the falls can be slippery so be careful. Round trip with...More

1  Thank PghPanther2014
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