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Road Trip to Rensselaer County, New York area 2/23/2014 Day 2

Road Trip to Rensselaer County, New York area 2/23/2014 Day 2

Road Trip to Rensselaer County, New York area 2/23/2014 Day 2
Our first stop on this, was to go back to Mount Ida Falls. We had stopped here the night before, but it was to dark to get any good photos.

In doing so both the night before and this morning we drove passed Burden Falls and the others on Wynants kill.

The result in the turn back of this allowed us to see Barberville Falls which was not on the route plan. In doing so, we ended up straying from the rest of the plan and by passed some of the stops.

If it were not for my personal goal here, some of these falls I would not otherwise stop at or would not make the trip unless bigger and better was in the area. The pleasing part of it all, is they are marked as done on my list.

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Day 2

Mount Ida Falls Rensselaer County Eastern New York  Aka Poestenkill Falls, High Falls, and Wire Mill Falls

This is a small park, that is in dire need of some safety repair. The railing were broken. The small platform for the overlook was rotted and my foot actually broke thru and I quickly got off it. You could tell there is a lot of activity in the park for sledding. The steep hill made it for some awesome sledding.

Dam above Mount Ida Rensselaer County Eastern New York

Wynants Kill (Falls on) and Burden Falls Rensselaer County Eastern New York  Drove by

Eagle Mill Falls Rensselaer County Eastern New York

If I am back in this area, I will stop by here and see if there was something I missed. Resources state there is 4 to 5 feet cascades here. Again, snow can change the look of everything.

Barberville Falls Rensselaer County Eastern New York

Barberville Falls was the highlight of the entire trip. This is a definite return to in warmer months. The majority of your walk is from the parking area on Route 40 up to Blue Factory Road and the trail head is right there on the left as soon as you cross the bridge. The trail takes you right to the top portion of the falls. From there you take the steep trail down to the bottom. There are signs for warnings of the trail.

Little Hoosic (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York  By passed

Coon Brook (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York  By passed

Wynants Kill Upper (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York

Burden Lake Road (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York  Drove by

Tsatsawassa Creek (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York

East Nassau (Falls in) Rensselaer County Eastern New York

Moordener Kill (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York  Aka Mooerdnaars Kill Falls, and Moordener Kill Lower Falls

For this one, we parked before the bridge and walked up the road to the small dam. So the photos show what I seen. Plans to return either in the spring or early fall. The main falls is under the bridge. There are more cascades, and a larger one below.

Muitzes Kill (Falls on) Rensselaer County Eastern New York

This is another location to revisit. The book states an old Agway building, however at this time it is no longer Agway and looks like someone may live there or something, but now is totally posted. I did walk the road and took some photos.

(6′ fall) (8′ fall and 5′ fall by island) (15′ Upper cascade with dam)

Vloman Kill (Falls on) Albany County Eastern New York  By passed

Norman Kill (Falls on) Albany County Eastern New York  By passed

Red Mill Falls Rensselaer County Eastern New York   Aka Irwin Falls By passed

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