Patterson Great Falls National Park Photography Hot Spot – McBride Avenue, Paterson, N.J.
Construction is over the park is now open!!
You will absolutely enjoy this photography location. Be sure to bring your tripod. One side of the park is just now finished with construction. They did a fabulous job. You used to have a high fence and had to shoot through a hole. Now the fence is not that high, and you can get your long exposure photos right over it on your tripod. It is a must that you do long exposure here.
Go on a white puffy cloud day if you can like we did. Any time of year is good, from the frozen ice in the dead of winter to the hot summer days, you can’t go wrong. The main section is where you have a view of the falls. Make sure you don’t miss going to the other side of the park. That is where you need a high tripod to get over the rails on the bridge.
There are two waterfalls. One on each side of the park. You need a high tripod to get a shot over the rails on the walkway. When people walk on the bridge/walkway, it will shake, so you need to do long exposures when the park has less activity. This photography location is a long exposure heaven so it’s well worth the patience to wait for humans to depart.