Peekamoose Road Waterfall and Rondout Reservoir – 10.12.08
I haven’t been to Peekamoose Road & Rondout Reservoir in the Catskills in about 2 years. My older brother Jason took me there for the first time then and now I decided to show my girlfriend Kristen the waterfalls. The main waterfall on that road is amazing and really easy to get to. All you need to know is how to get there by car and you’re set.
To get to the waterfalls, you take the Peekamoose Road in Sundown/Grahamsville, NY and you’ll see the stream on your right. The waterfalls will be on your left though. Don’t go too fast or you might miss it. You’ll notice when you’re driving that there will be an open section, and that’s where the waterfalls are. I would say once you get on the Peekamoose Rd, you’ll go about 5-8 minutes down the road before you get to the main waterfall. Here’s where the road is for Google Maps. I recommend going when we did, which was around 9:30am-10:30am. The entire time we were at the waterfall, there was no one there. A few people stopped while driving, but they didn’t actually stop to take pictures like I did. Plus the lighting is really harsh then and you’ll get some interesting results.
After the waterfall, you have the option of taking pictures of the stream but it was too dark in the morning to do that. If you want to take pictures of the stream, go in the afternoon closer to sunset perhaps? I decided to head to Woodstock after the waterfalls, and it’s only a half hour away. Just bring a GPS or print out directions or you’ll get lost.
On the way, we saw a creepy sign that had a stick figure on it (the figure might have been getting hung on a tree?), and it said “NO’OBAMA!” I wanted to take a picture of it but I didn’t want to get shot out by ignorant rednecks. It’s funny how that road is McCain country and when you go to Woodstock, it’s strictly Obama supporters. That’s upstate New York for ya!
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