Abs Mag:


 Beisel Rating:

3.63 (Class 4)


4 feet

 Tallest Drop:

4 feet

 # of Drops:





Little Otter Creek






USGS Vergennes East 7 1/2"


Aerial Photography


38 F6



The falls from the base, click to enlarge

 A wide angle view of the falls, click to enlarge



Ferrisburgh , Addison County, VT , USA


No Known Alternate Names



The falls from the base



This is perhaps the smallest named waterfall I've encountered in the time I've been maintaining this site. It's not here for any other reason than it is a named historic falls. The Little Otter Creek leaves a big swampy pond, slithers over a short jagged rocky outcrop, and immediately forms another big swampy pond.


Geology and Bedrock Structure:



The falls are named for Walter Birkett, who used the falls to generate power for his wheelwright shop. According to the town history, he made mostly oxcarts.


Photography Notes:

It's possible to take a decent shot of the falls. Composition is a factor, as the bridge behind the falls doesn't add to the beauty of the falls, a zoom lens can be helpful. Bring your polarizer as there is a lot of reflected light here.



Take Satterly Road, off Route 7 just north of Vergennes, and park at the bridge over Little Otter Creek. The falls are visible downstream. Unless you're a dedicated waterfall-bagger like me, don't bother.