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Postby tjconheady » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:11 am

Noticed this on the Thru-way recently, anything worth it?

N 43.03888 W 74.86363
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Postby cbobcat49 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:01 pm

The Google Earth image looks interesting. Looks like a rapids in the Mohawk River with the Erie Canal going around it. There seems to be a manmade falls downstream. Seems like a nice place to visit.

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Re: Little Falls, NY

Postby sciortino » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:16 am

I wouldn't make a special trip just for the waterfalls but if you're in the area I'd check it out.

Little Falls is a "city" on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. The "Little Falls" is basically just rapids in the Mohawk River... there is also a dam with a falls. There are also two other falls in the area - Buttermilk Falls and Miracle Mile Cascade. I grew up in Herkimer (the next town to the west) and never knew about these two falls until I bought Russel Dunn's book Mowhawk Region Waterfall Guide. I recently went and took some pictures and I have some posted in my gallery:

Miracle Mile Cascade (much bigger but didn't post the full shot): http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=7277968&catID=&style=&rowNumber=2&memberID=239735
Miracle Mile Cascade: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=7277967&catID=&style=&rowNumber=3&memberID=239735
Buttermilk Falls: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=7277966&catID=&style=&rowNumber=4&memberID=239735
Buttermilk Falls: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=7277965&catID=&style=&rowNumber=5&memberID=239735
Dam: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=6620707&catID=&style=&rowNumber=54&memberID=239735
Rapids on Mohawk River: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=6532583&catID=&style=&rowNumber=57&memberID=239735
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Re: Little Falls, NY

Postby Matt » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:55 am

Thanks for the information- and great photos too!
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Re: Little Falls, NY

Postby cbobcat49 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:21 am

Buttermilk Falls looks like a very pretty falls. So how many Buttermilk Falls do we have documented in NY now? I can think of 4 off the top of my head.
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