Best Waterfalls In NJ: 19 Local Falls To Check Out


Want to feel like you’ve landed in paradise without going out of state? Pack up the fam for a staycation to one of the waterfalls in NJ. It’s true that the Garden State is known for many things like beaches and state parks, but if there’s one more thing we should be known for, it’s gorgeous waterfalls. Yep, you read that right—New Jersey waterfalls are stunning, and some are easily seen from a roadside lookout, while others require a hike (check out what’s doable for your family before you go). Read on to find out where you can spot some of the best waterfalls in NJ for a mini-escape. (featured photo credit: istock/Ronibenish)

19 of the best waterfalls in NJ

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Picturesque NJ waterfall at Buttermilk Falls. Photo Credit: @janinelewww

Apshawa Preserve
4 Northwood Drive
West Milford

Bear Swamp Brook Falls
Ramapo River
US Route 202

Boonton Falls
Grace Lord Park
Essex Avenue at West Main

Bridal Veil Falls
William Paterson College
33 W Overlook Avenue

Buttermilk Falls
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Mountain Road

Chikahoki Falls
Norvin Green State Forest
150 Snake Den Road

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The list of waterfalls in NJ is not complete without the Speedwell Dam waterfall in Morristown. Photo Credit: istock/Ultima_Gaina)

Dunnfield Falls
Worthington State Forest
2 Old Mine Road

Greenbrook Falls
Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary
Green Brook Road

Hacklebarney Falls
Hacklebarney State Park
119 Hacklebarney Road
Long Valley

Hemlock Falls
South Mountain Reservation
Route 510
South Orange

Parvin State Park
701 Almond Road
Pittsgrove Township

Paterson Great Falls
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
72 McBride Avenue

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The Apshawa Preserve is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in NJ in any season. Photo Credit: @azureprojectphotos

Ramapo Valley Falls
Ramapo Valley County Conservation
608 Ramapo Valley Road

Schooley’s Mountain
Schooley’s Mountain County Park
91 East Springtown Road
Washington Township

Stony Brook Falls, aka Steeping Stone Falls
Stokes State Park
1 Coursen Road

Tillman Ravine
Tilman Road

Tinton Falls Waterfall
741 Tinton Avenue entrance for Overlook By the Falls Park
Tinton Falls

Tumble Falls
Visible from Route 29
Located between Stockton and Frenchtown

Watchung Reservation
Watchung Reservation
Historic Trail off Glenside Avenue

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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.