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Patterson Great Falls National Park – McBride Avenue,  Paterson, N.J.

You will enjoy this location.  Be sure to bring your tripod and a small ladder. One side of the park is currently under construction. There are two waterfalls. One on each side of the park and one is on the side of the park that is closed. On the closed side, you will benefit from using a ladder to get a shot high up over the fence. It’s a wooden fence that you can also sit your camera on to use as a tripod. This is a long exposure heaven. The side of the park that is open, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, is by the main building and parking lot. There is a hole in the fence as of 3-15-15 that you can scoot your tripod up to and get a long exposure shot such as the one above. You can also shoot from above by the parking lot.  You can go around to the side that is closed and the lake you see below is accessible from the road. We hope this side of the park that is sectioned off is open this spring. Update. It is definitely open! But the hole in the fence is now gone.

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