Located on property owned by the Nature Conservancy, Barberville Falls cascades a stunning 100 feet as it splashes into the Poestenkill. I popped over one fall day after dropping my son off at school and took the opportunity to snap a few photos.
|Sign at the entrance to the trail leading to the falls.|
This is the sign that you see at the entrance to the short, but steep, walk down to the base of the falls. You are not supposed to park on the road; however, the sign says you can’t park during the summer months. I went in October and that month wasn’t covered by the sign, so I parked on the road. From the parking area, it’s about a .3 of a mile walk on a shoulder-less road, so I was happier parking nearer the entrance.
|Signs at the parking area on Plank Road|
But, if you go to see the falls in the spring or summer, then you’ll have to park on Route 351/Plank Road, before the falls. You will see a sign at the parking area on your left across from Brookside Cemetery. There are about five parking spots. You’ll walk down Plank Road, take your first left onto Blue Factory Road (or Ives Corner Road) and then you’ll see the sign at the entrance (above) on your immediate left.
|On the path to the falls.|
|The falls coming into view.|
|My little rock sculpture to memorialize my fun day!|
Directions from Albany: Head East on Interstate 90 to Exit 8 to Route 43/West Sand Lake Road. Drive through West Sand Lake and take a left onto Route 351/Reichards Lake Road. Cross over Route 66 (you’re now on White Church Road). In Poestenkill, take a right onto Route 355/Plank Road. Look for the parking area and sign on your left in a couple of miles. Park and walk .3 miles to Blue Factory Road. Take a left and you’ll see the entrance sign on your left. Follow the little path toward the sound of the falls, be careful as the path steepens, soon you’ll be at the bottom of the falls. enjoy!
I’m partying at:
Virginia’s Sweet Pea
Bye for now,