Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls part 1, The Capital Region

Waterfalls of New York State 100+ Challenge, Dig the Falls, part 1, The Capital Region

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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
Waterfall Name, info
Additional Falls in location, or close by
County
Date First visited
Photo 
#01, pg16

Mill Park Falls

25′ Total, (small dam, upper 6-8′ ledges, footbridge small cascade, 10′ main cascade)
Roadside views, or short walk to lower portion of the park.

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Warren County

7-13-2010
 
#02, pg16

Rockwell Falls

10 ft, horseshoe cascades
Roadside views

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Borders Saratoga and Warren County
7-13-2010
 
#03, pg18

Beecher Creek Falls

(Home of the historical 1879 Copeland Covered Bridge)
20 ft, Cascade, Ledges
Roadside views
 

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Saratoga County
5-10-2015
#03, pg18
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Beecher Creek Falls #02

Up The Road From Beecher Creek Falls.
For this location go onto Pucker Street. It is a dead end road. Go to the end, which you can see right from the four corner intersection.

Saratoga County
5-10-2015
#04, pg20

Snook Kill, Falls on

55-60 ft Total
Roadside views

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Saratoga County
7-13-2010
 
#05, pg22

Dionondahowa Falls

Once nicknamed Devil’s Caldron, and the plunge pool Hell’s Hole, by locals
50 ft to 60 ft Ribbon Cascade
.2 mile walk on uneven ground to several lookouts and observation decks

 

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Washington County
7-13-2010
#06, pg24

Buttermilk Falls, Lower
Private property, do not trespass

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Rensselaer County
SIDE NOTE: this is actually Buttermilk Falls, error in book

 

2/22/2014
#06, pg24
15 ft, cascade, drop
Roadside views
Rensselaer County
2/22/2014
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#07, pg26

Robert B Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center

Main Loop .64 Mile and Additional Side Trails .32 Miles

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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Cascade Falls

10 ft Block

Herkimer County
3-6-2010
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#07, pg26
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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Creamery Falls

50 ft, Staircase Cascade

Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#07, pg26
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Herkimer County
3-6-2010
 
#08, pg28

Canajoharie Falls
Wintergreen Park

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Montgomery County
3-17-2011
 
#08, pg28
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Montgomery County
3-17-2011
 
#08, pg28
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Montgomery County
3-17-2011
 
#09, pg30

Yatesville Falls

Yatesville Falls State Forest
Also known as Buttermilk Falls and Vrooman’s Falls 
45 ft, Cascade
Short from the parking area or a 2.4 mile rt from main road

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Montgomery County
5-30-2016
 
#10, pg32
Plotter Kill Nature Preserve
Plan on spending 2 hours or more exploring this park
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Schenectady County
2/22/2014
 
#10, pg32
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Plotter Kill Falls
Upper Falls 60 ft, Lower Falls 40 ft

Schenectady County
2/22/2014
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#10, pg32
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Rynex Creek Falls
40 ft

Schenectady County
2/22/2014
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#11, pg34
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Albany County
5/30/2016
 
#12, pg36

Cohoes Falls

Falls View Park
65-70 ft, Curtain

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Albany County
10/21/2013
 
#13, pg38

Mount Ida Falls

Also known as Wire Mill Falls and Poesten Kill High Falls
175 ft Multi-tiered Cascade

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Rensselaer County
2/23/2014
 
#14, pg40

Barberville Falls

The Nature Concervancy’s Barberville Nature Preserve
92 ft Tiered Cascade

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Rensselaer County
2/23/2014
 
#15, pg42
John Boyd Thacher Park
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Albany County
10-14-2016
 
#15, pg42
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Outlet Falls
100 ft

Albany County
10-14-2016
 
#15, pg42
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Minelot Falls
(Also known as Big Falls and Indian Ladder Falls)
116 ft, Ribbon

Albany County
10-14-2016
 
#16, pg44

Hannacroix Creek Preserve, Cascade at
(Originally called Ravena Falls and now also known as Hannacroix Ravine Falls)
30 ft Curtain Cascade

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Borders Greene and Albany Counties
No
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#17, pg46

Rensselaerville Falls
Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve
60′ to 100′ Cascade

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Albany County
No
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#18, pg48

Mine Kill Falls

Mine Kill State Park
20 ft Upper 30 ft Middle 20 ft Lower Cascades

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Schoharie County
8/22/2014
 

 

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