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Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls part 4, The Greater Niagara Region

Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls, part 4, The Greater Niagara Region For more information on this challenge click here To purchase “Waterfalls of New York State”, click here  To purchase “A Waterfall Guide to Letchworth State Park” by Scott A. Ensminger and Douglas K. Bassett, click here

The following list is the first set of locations listed in the book “Waterfalls of New York State” by Scott A. Ensminger (Western New York Waterfall Survey), David J. Schryver (Northern New York Waterfalls) and Edwards M. Smathers (Dig the Falls) Be sure to check them out! I myself have personally contributed a lot of waterfall location information to both Mr. Edward Smathers and Mr. David Schryver. I am currently a team member with “Dig the Falls”. The simple rules of this challenge, is to visit 100 waterfall locations in the book. One location may have several waterfalls, but counts as one location. Click on the links (I have visited) in the boxes below, which will take you to additional information pages.

Waterfall Number, Page Number
Additional Falls in location, or close by
Waterfall Name, info
County
Date First visited
Photo
56, pg138
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Glen Mills Falls
More falls nearby 12 ft, 8 ft, 4 ft narrow flume
Chautauqua
No
…..
57, pg140
…..
Buttermilk Falls
15 ft, 54 ft, tiered ribbon Roadside view from the top/.2 mile to bottom
Erie
4/12/2014
Buttermilk Falls (North Evans) Erie County Western New York 4-12-2014_00008.JPG
58, pg142
…..
Eternal Flame Falls
Chestnut Ridge Park
30 ft, Ribbon Falls .56 mile
Erie
4/13/2014
Eternal Flame Falls  Erie County Western New York 4-13-2014_00018.JPG
58, pg142
additional falls
Chestnut Ridge Cascade, West
Chestnut Ridge Park
15 ft Ward Hill Walkway Trail 1.15 mile 
Erie
No
…..
58, pg142
additional falls
Chestnut Ridge Cascade aka East Shale Creek Cascade
Chestnut Ridge Park aka Shale Creek Preserve
18 ft 
Erie
No
…..
59, pg144
…..
Glen Falls
Glen Park/Town Park 
27 ft, Curtain Falls
Erie
4/12/2014
Glen Falls Erie County Western New York 4-12-2014_00017.JPG
60, pg146
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Akron Lower Falls
aka Falkirk Falls
Akron Falls Park
44 ft total, 5 ft, 20 ft 20 ft
Erie
4/13/2014
Akron Falls Park Erie County Western New York 4-13-2014_00015.JPG
60, pg146
additional falls
Akron Upper Falls
Akron Falls Park
20 ft, Private/No Access
Erie
No
…..
60, pg146
additional falls
Akron Park Dam
Akron Falls Park
10 ft
Erie
4/13/2014
Akron Falls Park Erie County Western New York 4-13-2014_00013.JPG
61, pg148
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American Falls
Niagara Falls State Park 183 ft National Park/trail 
Niagara
June 1984
Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist 8-15-2016_00019.JPG
61, pg148
…..
Bridal Veil Falls
Niagara Falls State Park 181 ft
Luna Island
Niagara
June 1984
Niagara Falls, Cave of the Winds 8-15-2016_00010.JPG
61, pg148
additional falls
Cascade of the American Rapids aka Niagara Rapids, Hells Half Acre Niagara Falls State Park
7 ft Green Island
Niagara
June 1984
Niagara Falls, American Rapids 8-15-2016_00010.JPG
61, pg148
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Horseshoe Falls
aka Canadian Falls Niagara Falls State Park 173 ft
Goat Island,Terrapin Point
Niagara
June 1984
Horseshoe Falls 7-6-2016_00002.JPG
61, pg148
additional falls
Green Cascade
Niagara Falls State Park 10 ft .2 rt
Three Sisters Island 
Niagara
7/6/2016
Three Sisters Islands views from 7-6-2016_00015.JPG
61, pg148
additional falls
Second Sister Falls
Niagara Falls State Park
5 ft .2 rt
Three Sisters Island 
Niagara
7/6/2016
Three Sisters Islands views from 7-6-2016_00017.JPG
61, pg148
additional falls
Third Sister Falls
Niagara Falls State Park
7 ft .2 rt
Three Sisters Island 
Niagara
7/6/2016
Three Sisters Islands views from 7-6-2016_00022.JPG
62, pg150
…..
Clarendon Falls
aka Clarendon, Falls At 25 ft Park View
Orleans
4/12/2014
Clarendon Falls Orleans County Western New York 4-12-2014_00009.JPG
63, pg152
…..
Glen Falls At Holley
aka Glen Falls, Holley Canal Falls
30 ft Roadside or short walk down to the falls
Orleans
4/12/2014
Holley Canal Falls Orleans County Western New York 4-12-2014_00010.JPG

Brokeback Gorge-Roaring Brook Falls Part 2, Wikiloc Tracks, Lewis County New York

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Brokeback Gorge-Roaring Brook Falls Part 1, Wikiloc Tracks, Lewis County New York

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Waterfalls, Whats areas and types interest You! 6-5-2017

Waterfalls, Whats areas and types interest You!

I am curious! We all view our destinations based on our personal preferences. For all you “Waterfall” folks, what areas or types of waterfall locations do you choose to see.

Do you like long hikes to get to a waterfall?
Do you prefer a roadside stop here and there along a route to your end destination?

Old City Road, falls on Herkimer County, New York

Old City Road, falls on Herkimer County, New York

Do you prefer hikes less then 1 mile to see a waterfall?

Buttermilk Falls, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

Buttermilk Falls, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

Would you only visit tourist areas of attractions like Niagara Falls, Watkins Glen State Park or Letchworth State Park?

Letchworth State Park, Middle Falls

Letchworth State Park, Middle Falls

Would you camp in the woods over night, just to see waterfalls?

Hanging Spear Falls 10-15-2008_00017

Hanging Spear Falls 10-15-2008

If you were to choose a waterfall destination where would it be?

I would like to see your comments!

My point of view
I love waterfalls, of course. I do not like lots of people, therefore I would choose lesser known places to travel to. As well as the adventure it brings. Niagara Falls is a totally awesome place, yet I found every time I went it was too overwhelming with all the people. I love following the “Whitewater rafting/kayaking” folks. I love watching as they plummet over the falls! Sure there on plenty of on lookers, cheering on their friend or family or spouses. Everyone is there with the same common interest. That and I get to learn and find more waterfalls in which is classified as rapids! I have had more adventures and stories to tell for years later! Cool, I think so.

Agers Falls, Lewis County, New York, Moose River

Agers Falls, Lewis County, New York, Moose River

What is one of your favorite waterfall adventures? Share yours here!

 

What is going on with the World and Waterfalls? 4-27-2017

What is going on with the World and Waterfalls?
How many folks out there has starting their road trips and waterfalls? Any new adventures to share? So many places, so many destinations, and so many adventures! I see the whitewater folks heading into full action.

One of my Favorite photos from the Moose River

Moose River, Agers Falls, Lewis County, New York

Moose River, Agers Falls, Lewis County, New York

So whats been going on with Bobbie and Bobbieswaterfalls? Whats been going on with Digthefalls and the New York State Waterfall Collation? We have been down right busy working behind the scenes. Getting waterfall locations and information updated and available to the public. Our Team members are already out there hitting the roads for this new season. I soon hope to be getting out there myself.

Please continue to check back often, as I continue with my work on the revamp of the website. I have updated several counties, and several more to go. New pages are also being done on Digthefalls, be sure to check out the new features offered there as well.

Please help show your support by visiting our Digthefalls Shop

Have a great weekend!

Moshier Upper Falls – 4 Named Waterfalls

Moshier Upper Falls (4 Named Waterfalls)
Moshier Falls Section, Beaver River Whitewater Route
Lewis County, Town of Watson
Adirondack Park
Date Visited: 9-4-2016
Stream or River: Beaver River flows into the Black River

Moshier Upper Falls #1 Put-in slide

Moshier Upper Falls #1 Put-in slide

Parking Areas:
Moshier Trailhead parking N43.87017 W75.13762
Moshier Road put in Parking only during whitewater events N43.88503 W75.10730
Points of Reference:
Moshier Reservoir Dam and Falls N43.88752 W75.10920 1640 ft
Trail entry N43.88385 W75.11946
Map at trailhead N43.87033 W75.13765 1492 ft
Photo Locations:
Photo location N43.88648 W75.11167, area where the put-in is
Photo location N43.88629 W75.11927
Photo location N43.88635 W75.11942
For further information please click on the highlighted links
Moshier Upper Falls #1 Put – in slide N43.88741 W75.10983
Moshier Upper Falls #3 First Falls N43.88630 W75.11907
Moshier Upper Falls #4 Second Falls N43.88694 W75.11994
Moshier Upper Falls #5 Mauser’s Faceplant N43.88776 W75.12259
Moshier Upper Falls #2 Unnamed Rapids N43.88637 W75.11403
Moshier Upper Falls #6 Unnamed Rapids N43.88363 W75.12810
Moshier Upper Falls #7 Unnamed Rapids N43.88225 W75.13001
Moshier Upper Falls #8 Unnamed Rapids N43.88007 W75.13170
I have recorded the tracks for the Moshier Upper Falls section and trail which can be viewed and downloaded, click on the following link.
Moshier Upper Falls

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Moshier Lower Falls (1 Waterfall 12 ft, and 4 Other Falls)

Moshier Lower Falls (1 Waterfall 12 ft, and 4 Other Falls)
Moshier Falls Section, Beaver River Whitewater Route
Lewis County, Town of Watson
Adirondack Park
Date Visited: 6/28/2016
Stream or River: Beaver River flows into the Black River

Moshier Upper Falls #3 First Falls

Moshier Upper Falls #3 First Falls

Parking Areas:
Moshier Trailhead parking N43.87017 W75.13762 1501 ft
Moshier Road put in Parking only during whitewater events N43.88503 W75.10730 1653 ft
Points of Reference:
Moshier Reservoir N43.88703 W75.10820 1640 ft
Moshier Dam N43.88752 W75.10920 1635 ft
Falls N43.88358 W75.12785 1499 ft
Falls N43.88234 W75.13003 1494 ft
Falls (possible 10-12 ft falls mentioned in description on AW) N43.88038 W75.13161 1494 ft
Moshier Powerhouse/dam N43.87201 W75.13587 1449 ft
Trail marker N43.87194 W75.13778 1456 ft

Map at trailhead N43.87033 W75.13765 1492 ft

Photo Locations:
Bushwack in from trail N43.87436 W75.13593 1498 ft
Falls #1 N43.87417 W75.13596 1485 ft
Falls #2 N43.87379 W75.13604 1494 ft
Falls #3 N43.87348 W75.13620 1497 ft
Looking down at power plant N43.87327 W75.13633 1479 ft
Bottom drop before power plant N43.87305 W75.13646 1454 ft
Post marker N43.87397 W75.13698 1514 ft
Foot bridge N43.87229 W75.13767 1445 ft
Power Plant N43.87203 W75.13716 1444 ft

For more information please click on the highlighted links

Moshier Lower Falls #1 N43.87417 W75.13596 1485 ft
Moshier Lower Falls #2 N43.87379 W75.13604 1494 ft
Moshier Lower Falls #3 N43.87348 W75.13620 1497 ft
Moshier Lower Falls #4 N43.87305 W75.13646 1454 ft
Moshier Lower Falls #5
I have recorded the tracks for the Moshier Falls section and trail which can be viewed and downloaded, click on the following link.
Wikiloc Beaver River Whitewater Route Moshier Falls Section

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Shallow Pond Falls (3 waterfalls)

Shallow Pond Outlet – 3 Waterfalls

AKA:
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Location:
Webb Twn
First Visit:
6/25/2016
Region:
Central
County:
Herkimer
Park/Area:
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Gps of Falls:
N43.91938 W75.03960
Gps of Parking:
N43.89661 W75.05433
Gps of Trailhead:
—–
Trail Name/Reference to:
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Landmark:
2.0 miles one way .3 miles up from Kettle hole
Stream/River/Watershed:
Shallow Pond Outlet
Height of Falls/Type:
12 ft, first 2 falls are a series of twisting ledges, #3 upper most cascade drops 12 ft
Elevation:
1927 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance:
2.0 miles one way
Wikiloc:
Whitewater Rte/Canoe Rte Map:
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Maps:
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Trails Websites:
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My Resource:
Discover the Northwestern Adirondacks, Four-Season Guide to the Oswegatchie Wilderness, 3rd Edition 2007, Barbara McMartin & Bill Ingersoll
Book Resource:
Discover the Northwestern Adirondacks, Four-Season Guide to the Oswegatchie Wilderness, 3rd Edition 2007, Barbara McMartin & Bill Ingersoll
Brochures/Travel Guides/Visitor Guides:
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Additional Information:
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Photos And Information I Contributed To or Posted To Other Websites:
Nearest Intersection:
Necessary Dam Rd and Stillwater Rd
Directions:
From County Rte 28 and Big Moose Rd, in Eagle Bay, Get on Big Moose Rd and drive north for 5.8 miles. Turn left onto Big Moose Rd and drive for 11.7 miles. Turn right onto Stillwater Rd, and drive .4 miles. Turn left onto Necessary Dam Rd and drive 1.2 miles to parking area for trailhead.
Comments/Notes:
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Shallow Pond Outlet Falls, Herkimer County, New York State, Waterfall

Shallow Pond Outlet Falls, Herkimer County, New York State, Waterfall

For additional information please click on the following links
Shallow Pond Falls #1
Shallow Pond Falls #2
Shallow Pond Falls #3

Kettle Hole Falls, Shallow Pond Outlet Falls, Stillwater-Wikiloc

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Spruce Creek Falls (Upper and Lower)

Spruce Creek Falls – 2 Waterfalls

AKA:
Ellwells Falls
Location:
Salisbury Twn
First Visit:
1/13/2013
Region:
Central
County:
Herkimer
Park/Area:
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Gps of Falls:
N43.14029 W74.78698
Gps of Parking:
N43.14088 W74.78776
Gps of Trailhead:
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Trail Name/Reference to:
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Landmark:
1857 Salisbury Center Covered Bridge
Stream/River/Watershed:
Spruce Creek
Height of Falls/Type:
10 ft, Slide
Elevation:
1025 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance:
Short
Wikiloc:
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Whitewater Rte/Canoe Rte Map:
https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1426/#main
Maps:
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Trails Websites:
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My Resource:
Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide “From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse” By Russell Dunn 2007
Book Resource:
Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide “From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse” By Russell Dunn 2007
Brochures/Travel Guides/Visitor Guides:
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Additional Information:
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Photos And Information I Contributed To or Posted To Other Websites:
Northern New York Waterfalls
Nearest Intersection:
Hwy 29 and Fairview Rd
Directions:
From I-90 W, at Indian Castle, Take exit 29A to the right onto Rt-169 towards Little Falls/Dolgeville and drive for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 167 E and drive for .4 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 167 and drive for 7.6 miles. Turn right onto Helmer Ave N and drive for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto Kingsley Rd for 519 ft, and park beside the road before the bridge. Spruce Creek Lower Falls Parking. Continue on Kingsley Rd and drive for .1 miles. Turn right onto Fairview Rd and drive for .1 miles. This will bring you to the parking area on the west side of the covered bridge. Spruce Creek Upper Falls Parking
Comments/Notes:
This bridge in Salisbury Center, carries Fairview Rd over Spruce Creek. It is a 50 foot span Kingpost with an Arch, built in 1875. National Register of Historic Places Date: June 19, 1972

For additional information on the 2 locations here please click on the following links
Spruce Creek Upper Falls
Spruce Creek Lower Falls

Faville Falls – 3 Waterfalls

Faville Falls – 3 Waterfalls

AKA:
Faville’s Falls
Location:
Manheim Twn
First Visit:
3/30/2013
Region:
Central
County:
Herkimer
Park/Area:
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Gps of Falls:
N43.10452 W74.80547
Gps of Parking:
N43.10535 W74.80650
Gps of Trailhead:
—–
Trail Name/Reference to:
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Landmark:
A Small Park Metal Footbridge
Stream/River/Watershed:
Ransome Creek/Gillette Creek
Height of Falls/Type:
By Rd 25 ft Upper 10 ft Lower 20 ft, Drop Slide Cascade
Elevation:
939 ft to 928 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance:
About .4 Miles Roundtrip
Wikiloc:
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Whitewater Rte/Canoe Rte Map:
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Maps:
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Trails Websites:
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My Resource:
Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide “From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse” By Russell Dunn 2007
Book Resource:
Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide “From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse” By Russell Dunn 2007
Brochures/Travel Guides/Visitor Guides:
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Additional Information:
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Photos And Information I Contributed To or Posted To Other Websites:
Northern New York Waterfalls, Digthefalls
Nearest Intersection:
Spencer-Peckville St and Lyons Rd
Directions:
From I-90 W, at Indian Castle, Take exit 29A to the right onto Rt-169 towards Little Falls/Dolgeville and drive for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 167 E and drive for .4 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 167 and drive for 5.4 miles. Bear left onto Lyon Rd and drive for .9 miles. Turn left onto Peckville Rd and drive for .7 miles.
Comments/Notes:
From the parking area you can see the bridge. Cross over and follow the trail being careful as the trail is no longer maintained. There are a few sections of falls here, starting up by the road, continuing down to the largest set of falls.

For additional information please click on the following links
Faville Falls #1
Faville Falls #2
Faville Falls, Main Falls

Faville Falls, Herkimer County, New York State

Faville Falls, Herkimer County, New York State