Falls on the Laurenkill, Grand Prize Winner, 2012 Ulster County Travel Guide Photo Contest, Steve Aaron, Valley Cottage, NY
This roadside waterfall can be found where Banadics Road meets Oak Ridge Road in just south of Ellenville, across Route 209 from the former Nevele Hotel. No hiking is required to access this lovely spot. This roadside waterfall is representative of the local geology in the area. Just about every stream flowing into the Rondout Valley in the town of Wawarsing has a charming waterfall in the stream course just before reaching the valley floor.
The award winning picture was taken by Steve Aaron, who is a native of Ellenville. He's been photographing landscapes in and around Ulster County since his teens.