Buttermilk Falls, Decanter, AKA: Ferris Falls, First Falls, Otsego County, New York

Worcester isn’t just a place in Massachusetts!

It’s also home to a waterfall, Buttermilk Falls, that will make you wish it was legal to trespass… Which it is not… So don’t do it… Even for a beauty like this waterfall!

Buttermilk Falls, Worcester
AKA: Ferris Falls, First Falls
Location: Worcester, Decanter

Parking and Trailhead: 42.65651 W74.69627
Stream/River/Watershed: Oak Creek
Height of Falls/Type: Tiered
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Roadside

Comments/Notes: Located directly under the bridge. There is no path on either side of the bridge and the land is posted. There is no good angles to get a photo of what appears to be an awesome waterfall 🙁

Directions: From I-90 W, in Canajoharie, Take exit 29 to the right towards Rt-10/Canajoharie/Sharon Springs and drive for .7 miles.Turn right onto E Main St and drive for .2 miles. Turn left onto Church St for 485 ft. Turn right onto Cliff St and drive for .1 miles. Turn left onto Walnut St and drive for 15.9 miles. Turn right onto Gardnersville Rd and drive for 1 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 165 and drive for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto W Richmondville Rd and drive for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto North Rd and drive for 1.2 miles.

Waterfall Name: Buttermilk Falls
Alternative Name(s): Ferris Falls, First Falls
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: TBD
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Oak Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 42.65625, -74.6963
Altitude (Appx Meters): 548.3

Town: Decatur
County: Otsego
NYS Tourism Region: Central Leatherstocking
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 42.65651, -74.69627
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 42.65651, -74.69627
Trail Notes: Roadside View
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Originator: Steve Young
Source 2: www.bobbieswaterfalls.net
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