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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby Matt » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:49 pm

You may be able to get to the base of the falls. Trails go down there, but get confusing fast.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby champy1013 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:39 pm

I was out here this past November, kinda forgot about the pics, probably subconsciously forgot about them because they weren't that good and the waterflow was lacking. I got to the bottom by walking opposite of the falls then scrambling down the bank.
1st falls (left one)
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Below the first falls:
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Mid way up the 2nd falls:
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A nearby plunge up the road from the park
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lots of 'stuff' in the way, no defined trails to the bottom, viewing is through the trees. I would go back during spring run off - and in fact, may be the only time to go. This reminds me A LOT like 3 Falls Woods in Manlius, which only show it's true character early in the season.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby Matt » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:04 am

i got lost ... found one of the three falls... it was almost dry. So at least you found something.. and got decent photos to boot.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby pgflyer1 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:19 am

Matt: The next time you go down to Clockville,NY, you may want to check out another falls in the general area too.
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.02749,-75.74468&z=15&t=T I met someone recently, He & his wife were down there sometime ago. He had a picture of this falls on his cell phone, that he showed me. It looked like a nice falls and you can see a glimpse of it from the road. I marked it on your acme mapper. There's a " moose " crossing sign on the side of the road where you'll see the falls from road. There is a cave below falls area too, BUT it's a shallow cave with some unusual natural carvings. I saw a picture of that too. When you go to view other falls you marked on map, take someone with you that is either: short & stocky or older. This way if there's any bears in that cave, you'll make a quick exit and let bears take the slower runners LMBO ! Sorry I'm not available :lol: I'll get to the fellow that has pictures on his phone and see if he can email me pixs to post on here. To give you an idea of what the falls looks like. marty
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby Matt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:23 pm

Marty,
that Acme Mapper link just points to the park.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby pgflyer1 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:51 pm

Matt: Maybe I pasted wrong map here. Here's a new copy of link I was talking about:
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.02875,-75 ... ville%20NY
Yes it does show the park area too ! Ballon "B" is where the other falls is that a friend told me about. Once I get over to where he works, I'll get him to email pictures of it to me. That's the best I can do ! If someone is going down there to take pictures where you were ? It doesn't seem to be that far away to go over and check out the other location.... Just trying to help !
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby Matt » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:30 pm

That's still within the park... the park has three major falls each one within the dip in the oxbow shape of the scarp. Two are seasonal, the one you point on that map is the largest of the tributaries.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby Matt » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:35 pm

Fenner official sees big potential in small-scale electric power project at Clockville Creek
Fenner, NY -- Clockville Creek will soon do more than provide a scenic backdrop for disc golf, hiking and other outdoor activities as it winds its way through the 124-acre Oxbow Falls Park in the town of Lincoln.
The small stream’s moving waters will generate enough electricity to power new bathrooms and lighted picnic facilities at the county park in central Madison County, through a micro-hydroelectricity project that alternative-energy advocates hope will be
the first of many across New York state.


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http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... poten.html
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby pgflyer1 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:57 pm

I went to the park today. Took some photos of the top falls. One of the other members in here went with me. We found out that
"Buttermilk Falls" on Timmerman road is "OFF LIMITS" to everyone. The owner owns both sides of this falls. And does not want any visitors.
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Re: Oxbow Falls, Clockville

Postby greengecko » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:44 pm

Just visited oxbow today. Two of the falls were dry or close to it, but the third was running and it was the easiest to get to. When you park at the ball field lot there is a creek you cross to get to the park. Follow that creek downstream and it has a little path beside it going into the woods. The creek goes over a series of falls. I think that's the third falls, but I'm not certain. The other two are on the trail which starts from the ball field.

The other trails are all blazed and marked pretty well and seem to all loop around rather than be one-way, but we only verified that with one trail and not the other. The trails are wide and have bridges, which seem optimistic about water flow, you can skip them.

It was a nice walk through heavy canopy woods with little undergrowth. The bathrooms were really nice and there are shelters with picnic tables.
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