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Cohoes, NY (April 29, 2021) – Visitors to Cohoes will once again have the opportunity to get an up-close view of the majestic and historic Cohoes Falls when Falls View Park re-opens to the public on Saturday, May 1st. Opened in 2008, the seasonal park is a creative public/private collaboration between Brookfield, the City of Cohoes, and the National Park Service’s Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor.
“In many different ways the Cohoes Falls has been part of the heart of our economy for generations. It is a unique and special place,” Mayor Bill Keeler said. “For more than a dozen years, from May to November, as many as 20,000 visitors annually have been finding their way to the Cohoes Falls, onto the footbridge across the power canal, and into Falls View Park. They arrive by car, bicycle, and on foot to view this one-of-a-kind natural wonder and to learn the amazing background of this historic area in our community.”
Cohoes Falls is one of the largest waterfalls – by width and volume – in the Eastern United States. Measuring 1000 feet across and with a vertical drop of 60 feet, it is the second largest waterfall in New York State, after Niagara Falls.
“Brookfield Renewable is delighted to continue our partnership with the City of Cohoes. The installation of the new crosswalk provides a safer option for families and visitors to enjoy the picturesque park. Falls View Park offers a perfect spot to be outdoors and view the falls and will open on May 1st, marking its 13th year” said Andy Davis, Senior Director-Public Affairs, Brookfield Renewable.
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