Wilsey Creek Falls

Slingerlands, New York

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Three falls in one—a pleasant surprise on a seasonal creek. The Schoharie Creek Preserve, a 198-acre area of protected land on the west bank of Schoharie Creek, reaches its northern boundary here at Wilsey Creek. In the coming years you will find marked trails that provide access to all the preserve land; these were under construction when we visited the falls, and the potential for scenic hiking and wildlife watching here seemed very promising. Wilsey Creek may disappear altogether in a dry summer, but in most seasons you will find this three-part falls flowing from the shale cliff you see under the bridge. It’s actually three falls—one on each side of the bridge, descending separately to the last segment a short distance downstream. The top falls is a short, stepped cascade down layers of the ubiquitous central New York shale, falling to larger shale slabs that bring the water gradually down to creek level.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Three falls in one—a pleasant surprise on a seasonal creek. The Schoharie Creek Preserve, a 198-acre area of protected land on the west bank of Schoharie Creek, reaches its northern boundary here at Wilsey Creek. In the coming years you will find marked trails that provide access to all the preserve land; these were under construction when we visited the falls, and the potential for scenic hiking and wildlife watching here seemed very promising.

Wilsey Creek may disappear altogether in a dry summer, but in most seasons you will find this three-part falls flowing from the shale cliff you see under the bridge. It’s actually three falls—one on each side of the bridge, descending separately to the last segment a short distance downstream. The top falls is a short, stepped cascade down layers of the ubiquitous central New York shale, falling to larger shale slabs that bring the water gradually down to creek level.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Slingerlands
Distance: 0.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, PO Box 567, Slingerlands 12159; (518) 436-6346; www.mohawkhudson.org/ preserves/Schoharie.htm
Local Maps: DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 66
Driving Directions: Directions to Wilsey Creek Falls

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