One such place was Dionondahowa Falls in Easton, NY. A small pull off on a side road leads down to a short trail that brings you to a spot where the Battenkill is dammed. There are a couple of different viewpoints to see the falls, but it depends on how high the water levels are for the more up close spots.
I was surprised to find a nice waterfall by a dam in East Greenbush Town Park as well. It is actually part of the north branch of the Moordenor Kill.
Speaking of the Moodenor Kill, this stream has a waterfall in Schodack which I had read about but was concerned about public access to it. Sure enough, when I found it, there were posted signs all around the trails. Fortunately the pull off by the road was pretty close to the falls, so I parked and decided to scramble down the trail to get a couple of pictures. Turns out it is a beautiful spot and I got some nice shots.
In Schenectady County you can hike the Indian Kill Preserve and see its series of small falls along the trail.
A short walk in RPI's Tech Park near my apartment in North Greenbush brings you to another beautiful waterfall in the ravine.
One of the most spectacular falls for views is Barberville Falls in Poestenkill.
The sheer amount of waterfalls in this area is confounding. I have found many others that are just as beautiful as the ones listed here. Hopefully I can get to those in a future post. Happy exploring!