Van Hornsville Waterfalls – Barbara Smit Young Arboretum Waterfall

Van Hornsville Waterfalls – Barbara Smit Young Arboretum Waterfall

AKA: Van Hornsville Waterfalls
Location: Stark Twn
First Visit: 3/6/2010
Region: Central
County: Herkimer
Park/Area: Robert B Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center
Gps of Falls: N42.89804 W74.82158
Gps of Parking: N42.89659 W74.82559
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Landmark: Barbara Smit Young Arboretum Marker 8
Stream/River/Watershed: Otsquago Creek
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Elevation: 1054 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Main Loop .64 Mile and Additional Side Trails .32 Miles
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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
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Nearest Intersection: Rte 80 and Wiltse Hill Rd
Directions: From I-90 E, in Canajoharie, Take exit 29 to the right towards Rt-10/Canajoharie/Sharon Springs and drive for .5 miles.Turn right onto E Main St and drive for 3.6 miles. Turn left onto Main St and drive for .2 miles. Turn right onto Main St and drive for 11.5 miles. Turn left onto Tilyou Rd for 187 ft.
Comments/Notes: At the intersection for Creamery Falls and caves to the right is marker number 8 for Barbara Smit Young Arboretum which also had a waterfall.

When you start out on the trail, at marker number 2, you will see an information center and there are trail maps to pick up available. I used this trail map to mark the locations of the photos taken. The very first waterfall you will see is, from the parking area above the walk bridge to cross over and start your hike. Marker number 1 is the picnic area. Marker number 2 is the trailhead where the information is as well as the bathrooms. Marker number 3 is the Saw Mill Site and falls. Shown here is a portion of falls between the Saw Mill Site and Cheese Box Factory. Marker number 4 is Cheese Box Factory and falls. Included here at Cheese Box Factory is a couple of photos down stream of a few more falls. Marker number 6 is marked for the caves but also there is marker number 7 for Creamery Falls. At the intersection for Creamery Falls and caves to the right is marker number 8 for Barbara Smit Young Arboretum which also had a waterfall. Marker number 9 is Dave’s Look Out. Here you will see a waterfall to the right of the walk bridge that comes down and under the bridge, and then drops again just after passing under the bridge. From Dave’s Look Out, you can view the falls above that you had past at the earlier markers. There is also another waterfall here at Dave’s Look Out. Some of the photos shown here is where we climbed down to the bottom and took some photos from there looking both at the walk bridge as well as upstream towards Creamery Falls. The next intersection you come to is Janets Lane and Kelly Falls, marker 10 and 11. For Kelly Falls take the left trail and follow just a short distance to marker 10 marking for Kellys Falls. From here you go back up to the intersection and can choose to go up Janets Lane or follow the same trail back out to the parking area.

Van Hornsville Falls Picnic And Parking Area

VAN HORNSVILLE FALLS 1-PICNIC AND PARKING AREA 10-2-2014, 3-6-2010
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Van Hornsville Falls Trailhead

VAN HORNSVILLE FALLS 2-TRAILHEAD 10-2-2014, 3-6-2010
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Van Hornsville Barbara Smit Young Arboretum Waterfall

VAN HORNSVILLE FALLS 8-BARBARA SMIT YOUNG ARBORETUM 10-2-2014. 3-6-2010
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