After spending some time along the banks of the creek, I headed back up the trail and on my way to the Falls. Unfortunately, to get to the falls trail, you must walk along a well traveled two lane road for about a third of a mile. Certainly not my favorite walking to do but the Falls are definitely worth the effort. Walking down to the base of the falls gives you the best view and an overall appreciation for the size and raw power of these falls. They are over 80 feet high and absolutely gorgeous.
Directly across the road from the Barberville Falls parking lot and sitting high on a hill is Brookside Cemetery. It is a very picturesque cemetery, but especially so in the fall.
After leaving, I continued exploring rural Rensselaer County through Poestenkill and eventually Nassau. Along Route 66 in Sand Lake, I happened upon this nice view of the sun shining on Glass Lake.
After getting home at about 5:30pm I thought about settling in for the night, but it was just too nice of an evening so I ventured out to the RPI Tech Park, located about 10 minutes away from my apartment in North Greenbush. For someone unfamiliar with the area, it can be very tricky finding the trails. The Tech Park is a very big area with many different side roads, buildings and fields throughout. It took me several tries to actually find my way around but now that I'm familiar with the park, I can navigate it fairly easily. The trail begins in a wide open meadow that quickly becomes overgrown with high weeds and has a trail cut through.
A little further down the trail I came upon the second falls. It is a smaller waterfall, but you can get much closer to this one.
Loving autumn every day!