Stockbridge Falls

Wampsville, New York 13163

Stockbridge Falls

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"This roadside falls tumbles over many levels and slides smoothly under a bridge.

Back when construction began on the Erie Canal (which opened in 1825), a special kind of limestone called hydraulic lime was discovered near Stockbridge Falls. Because of its high clay content, hydraulic lime can provide a much faster initial set time underwater than other kinds of limestone, and it does not require expansion joints, which made it a hot commodity for building a 363-mile-long, water-bearing cement ditch from Albany to Buffalo.

Once the quarry here had run its course, the falls became the site of the local schoolhouse—which still stands nearby on Stockbridge Falls Road, though it became a private home in 1938."

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200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide (Footprint Press)
Rich & Sue Freeman
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"The view from the bridge over Oneida Creek is unique for waterfalls in the area. The water travels in a series of drops (10, 15, 6, 2, 10, and 5 feet respectively) for a total of 100 feet over pink rock spotted with green algae. The water continues dropping under the bridge and below it on the downstream side. Even if you don’t see posted signs, this is private property, so please don’t trespass." Read more

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Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-10 minutes
Madison County Planning Department, PO Box 606, Wampsville 13163; (315) 366-2376;
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 62
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Dec 2018