Haines Falls, New York

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Haines Falls is a hamlet located east of Tannersville, New York in the Town of Hunter, in Greene County, New York.[1][2] Haines Falls is located at 42°11′45″N 74°5′49″W / 42.19583°N 74.09694°W / 42.19583; -74.09694.[3] The hamlet of Haines Falls was always a tourist destination. Unlike Hunter and Palenville which had tanneries. Haines Falls is at the head of Kaaterskill Clove and is the former site of the famous Catskill Mountain House, Kaaterskill Hotel, and Laurel House which sat on the top of the famous Kaaterskill Falls. In 1825, Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, did his first Catskill mountain paintings in Haines Falls: Lake with Dead Trees at South Lake and the Kaaterskill Falls.

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Major highways in Haines Falls include State Route 23A, Clum Hill Road, North Lake Road, and County Route 25. Horseshoe Bend is the location of many vehicle accidents and hikers who tumble off the falls. The town elevation ranges from 1500' to 2200' above sea level making it the highest unincorporated town in New York state.

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