Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

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Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby Matt » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:46 am

Canajoharie Gorge, publicly accessible, is located in (Canajoharie Village) CNY is a popular creek walk and features Canajoharie Falls, accessible from Wintergreen Park



It features a massive pothole, called the Boiling Pot, or "the pot that washes itself"

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Waterfall by Stacy Lynn Baum, on Flickr

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Waterfall by Stacy Lynn Baum, on Flickr

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Canajoharie Falls by Oram24, on Flickr

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Jumpers by Stacy Lynn Baum, on Flickr

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Canajoharie Falls, Halldor Sigurdsson by nysmuseum, on Flickr

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Canajoharie, Laura Fromma by nysmuseum, on Flickr

Wintergreen Park is a geological wonder of breathtaking beauty. Free to the public, there is wheelchair-accessible family recreation, including scenic trails, picnicking, a softball field, large barbeque pits, horseshoe pits, shuffle board and volleyball courts, and a walking trail to spectacular Canajoharie falls. In addition there is a pavilion for parties up to 200 people. Reservations are necessary for large groups, call Village Offices at 673-5512. Please Note: No Swimming Allowed. There is parking above, by the Scenic Trail to the overlook, and below, by the pavilion.
Open May 31 to Labor Day, 9 to 9:30.
Detailed park map.

Directions: Wintergreen Park is a mile from Canajoharie Village. NYS Thruway E-W Exit 29, right on 5 S, left at light onto Church Street, left at Dummy Light onto Montgomery Street, right on Moyer St, stay right at intersection. Pass high school, bear right, see Park entrance on right.


Map here
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.89577,-74 ... 20Entrance
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby cbobcat49 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:56 pm

This shot looks exactly like Zoar!
Canajoharie Falls, Halldor Sigurdsson by nysmuseum, on Flickr
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby hobkyl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:07 pm

Awesomeness!
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby bremer » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:19 pm

Looks great :up: It's amazing that there are easily accessed gorges out there still being "discovered"!
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby idlehands » Sun May 13, 2012 3:05 pm

Park use says no swimming. Last picture is what then, bathing?

I really want to go here and it looks amazing, is it truly no swimming?
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby idlehands » Tue May 22, 2012 8:27 am

is it accessible before may 31st?
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby idlehands » Mon May 28, 2012 2:53 pm

well it's open but I totally missed the trail to the waterfalls. Kiddo loved running around in the creek though. By the time he was wiped out i found the scenic trail. . . maybe next time! Anyone know where that dipping pool isin the last picture?
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby Aliny » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:55 pm

Ah, a place I know well! The thing about the, um, giant pothole is it's actually in a different part of the gorge. If you go to Wintergreen Park, you won't see it and it's not on the map posted here. There's an entrance to that part of the gorge right from town (off of Floral St. I think); it's easy to find. As far as I know, you can't get to the big falls from there so you'd have to drive between the two locations if you wanted to see both. The "lower" part is really nice, nicer than the bottom of the gorge at Wintergreen Park in my opinion. I'm not sure if swimming is allowed (conflicting info, I've heard/read it is) but there really isn't a lot of room to swim anyway, the pool really isn't that big. During the warm weather, people do "bathe" whether they're allowed to or not. There are a few little waterfalls that are nice to visit in that part of the gorge but they aren't spectacular or anything. Also you can walk a decent distance along the bottom of the gorge, it's nice on a hot day and different from visiting the area where Canajoharie Falls is.
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby Matt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:10 am

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Canajoharie Gorge - Montgomery County

Postby Rickhem » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:01 pm

Took a drive out to Wintergreen Park this past weekend. Not sure if it was because of it being late in the season, but the park was closed. The gates were shut, but there were cars parked in the lot up by the ball field, so we parked there too. There is a sign there with a map of the area, but the plastic covering was broken, and the map was practically unreadable because of being weathered. We did figure out where the trail was that was referred to as the "Loop Trail", although it is really just out to the overlook deck and back, not really a loop. It's a nice walk along the eastern rim of the gorge, but with little to no view of the water below until you get to the viewing platform.
Here is what you can see from the platform:
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After seeing others walking down into the park, we walked down there too. It's a nice little park, swings, tables, bathrooms, and probably well used in the summer. There are dozens and dozens of NO TRESPASSING signs along with just as many NO SWIMMING signs. I guess they don't want anyone in or even near the water anymore. That kind of defeats the whole purpose of the park if you ask me.

Oh well, I guess that's progress.
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