Van Hornesville Gorge, NY

By Carol at 10:28 pm on Thursday, June 5, 2008

We missed the ADK hike to Van Hornesville Gorge, but made the trip later in the week with Nancy and Faith, photographer friends. A very easy and beautiful walk took us to some caves and the steep steps leading to Creamery Falls. We spent about an hour at the foot of the falls. This spot is perhaps the most enchanting place that I have ever been. The gorge is ringed by layers of rock, covered with hanging gardens and mysteriously misshapen tree roots. “Fairy houses” and ferny glades are everywhere, and the sound and spray of water adds to the magic.

trail to creamery falls

The trail to Creamery Falls

cave house

A tiny cave shelter in the roots of an old tree.

rock gardens

Rock gardens near the falls.

Creamery Falls

The cascades of Creamery Falls.

mid-stream

Mid-stream, beneath the falls.

streamside

Rocks and vegetation along the stream.

rocks and water

sinuous roots

Fantasy forms in roots and trunks.

roots like hooves

cascades and spray

The lower falls.

stone steps

These steps take us back to the trail.

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