The Great Falls National Park and the Falls themselves are incredibly beautiful. Steeped in industrial history from when they powered Paterson as a manufacturing hub, the Great Falls were designated America's 397th national park in 2011. The Falls have been preserved, and their access and their amenties improved, thanks to the efforts Hamilton Partnership for Paterson and the National Park Service. Both the groups have wonderful website information both about visiting the Great Falls and their history. If you're interested in the history and the future of the Park, do check out the Hamilton Partnership's website. If you're visiting the Park, you'll find everything you need from the Park Service's website pages about the Great Falls Park. Access and hiking trails are now simple to find, and a new visitors' center is expected to start construction in 2017.
Our main interest, of course, lies in the history of the Falls as the place William Carlos Williams wrote of in his poem, Paterson. "Paterson lies in the valley under the Passaic Falls its spent waters forming the outline of his back. He lies on his right side, head near the thunder of the waters filling his dreams!" We hope to do a concert overlooking the Great Falls in June of 2017. We're funding a concert series through Kickstarter to make these concert possible. Contributions start at $15 and we have some great rewards, so please do take a look!See the rushing of the Falls in our video