HOW DID THE GREAT FALLS GET HERE?
The sound of rushing water, the feel of the spray and the almost daily rainbows remind us, as it did Alexander Hamilton, that water is powerful. Water is not the only element with the power to change landscape – fire and ice have roles to play as well, and their work can be appreciated at the Great Falls. Imagine the falls without water, and what you find left is brown/black rocks. How did these rocks get here? That is quite literally a puzzle.
Learn about the geology of Paterson that created the features that eventually led to the establishment of the city.