A resident of western New York, Scott A. Ensminger has a longstanding interest in waterfalls. Over the past 25 years, he has written a number of books about the waterfalls of New York, including The Caves of Niagara County, New York; A Waterfall Guide to Letchworth State Park; Finger Lakes Falls; and Niagara's Sisters. In 1991, Ensminger initiated the Western New York Waterfall Survey. Visit his website at falzguy.com. David J. Schryver was born and raised in northern New York. A native of Watertown, in Jefferson County, he has lived the past 34 years in St. Lawrence, the state's largest county. A high school math teacher for 33 years, Schryver has always had an interest in waterfalls, and around the time of his retirement in 2006, he started to visit and research the dozens of falls in his home area. This passion and his sideline of web development led to the website nnywaterfalls.com. Interested in photography since he was young, Edward M. Smathers has taught himself the technical aspects of camera systems, gradually honing his skills and learning the fine art of photo editing. Capturing the essence of the natural world and waterfalls has become almost an obsession for Smathers, who spends much of his time searching out new locations and beautiful subjects to photograph. A native New Yorker, Smathers has traveled all over the world but is confident that his perfect shot will be taken right here in New York State. Visit his waterfall website at digthefalls.com and his professional website at edwardsmathers.com.
This is a great book for those who love waterfalls.--Joe Kelly"Bonville Herald" (09/25/2012) For treks that make a splash, try Waterfalls of New York State... It spotlights 40 hikes in the North Country, from Christine Falls, in Keene, to Butter Tub Falls, on the Oswegatchie River, outlining driving directions, walking times and trail conditions.-- (12/01/2012) With stunning photography and comprehensive descriptions of more than 100 of the state's most notable cascades and cataracts, Waterfalls of New York State works equally well as a coffee table book and as a travel guide. Authors and waterfall enthusiasts Scott A. Ensminger, David J. Schryver, and Edward M. Smathers provide travel directions, geological information, and of course beautiful pictures for each waterfall featured. Check out the dozen Hudson Valley favorites (including Awosting and Kaaterskill Falls) featured in the work, plan a day trip to farther-flung destinations like Watkins Glen State Park and, of course, Niagara Falls, or just admire some of the Empire State's coolest cascades from the comfort of your living room.-- (12/01/2012)