Northern New York Waterfalls 

Buttermilk Falls


From Gloversville, go northeast on NY30.  Just past the village of Mayfield, turn left on the Jackson Summit Road East.  The second left should be the Jackson Summit Road West.  In a little over 0.3 mile, there will be a dirt road on the right.  This becomes a trail in about 500'.

County: Fulton
Town: Mayfield
USGS Map: Jackson Summit
Waterway: Unnamed stream
Latitude: N 43° 08' 03"
Longitude: W 74° 17' 43"
Drop: NA
Type: NA
Region: Northeast of Gloversville
Parking: NA
Trail type: NA
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: NA
Accessibility: NA
Name: Official

Jackson Summit Quadrangle

We have not yet been to this waterfall, but it is listed on the USGS GNIS.  From the point at which the trail starts, walk about 400'.  The trail will then split.  Take the left branch and proceed about 200 yards when you should reach the creek.  From here, proceed another 100 yards or so where the trail may split again.  The falls should be upstream a short distance on your left.

This is somewhat of an unusual situation.  Many waterfalls are unnamed.  This one is officially named, but is on a waterway that doesn't have any kind of name indicated.

If anyone has any information on this waterfall, we would like to hear from you.

This unnamed waterway flows into another unnamed waterway that appears to be the outlet of the Jackson Summit Reservoir.  This empties into the Great Sacandaga Lake, which is part of the Sacandaga River.  This flows into the Hudson before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.

Note:  We have found one reference on-line for Buttermilk Falls near Stratford NY.  This reference didn't locate it specifically and gave no details.  Stratford and Mayfield are both in Fulton County, about 20 miles apart.  Since this was a website promoting Stratford, we have come to the conclusion that it was referring to this Buttermilk Falls.

Last update:  October 12, 2016

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