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Paterson, New Jersey: Great Falls of Patterson

One of America's earliest natural wonder attractions. Much smaller than Niagara Falls, but still impressive.

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Address:
72 McBride Ave., Paterson, NJ
Directions:
Parking lot is on the west side of McBride Ave., just north of its intersection with Spruce St.
Hours:
Gated after dark. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
973-523-0370
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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

The spot where Rusty Irish on The Sopranos took an unexpected dive from the bridge. The footbridge is temporarily closed but you can still get a great view from three sides.

[Brenda, 10/16/2023]

This is also the spot where Sam Patch, America's first daredevil, made a death-defying leap in 1827. Unlike Rusty, he survived.


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