Waterfalls of New York – Database

New York Waterfall Map

With over 600 locations pinned, this is the most comprehensive electronic map of waterfall and rapid locations online. Known public and private waterfalls are marked as so.

Waterfall Map of New York

New York City Waterfall Public Art Project (2008)

In the summer of 2008, Danish artist Olafur Eliasson erected 4 artificial waterfalls around the East River and the New York Harbor. Some say it was worth the effort. Some say it was a huge disappointment. And then there was some controversy about killing nearby trees. These “waterfalls” are long gone, but you can still read an archive of our 2008 coverage of this public art display.

NYC Waterfalls

Waterfalls Listed by County

Click a county below to see all the waterfalls we have found in that area.
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Albany County

Cohoes Falls
A massive falls, 65 ft high and up to 800 ft wide on the Mohawk River, just outside of Albany.

1 waterfall – Map

Dickinson Falls
Nothing is known about these large multi-tiered falls on Hannacrois Creek.

Unknown number of waterfalls. Map

Fox Creek Falls
A series of cascades from 2 to 4 ft high along a short stretch of Fox Creek in the hamlet of Berne. A historic mill and axe factory site.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Hannacroix Ravine
A 30 ft tall cascade in this Helderberg ravine on Nature Conservancy property in the Town of New Scotland. It can be seen from the trail in early spring or after the eaves fall, or you can hike up creek to get to the base.

1 waterfall – Map

Horton Falls
Nothing is known about these massive falls on Vly Creek.

Unknown number of waterfalls. – Map

John Boyd Thacher State Park
This State Park has miles of trails and over 20 waterfalls along the Helderberg Escarpment.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Partridge Run Falls
Several accessible waterfalls in the Partridge Run Game Management Area in the town of Berne, west of Albany.

Multiple waterfalls in 2 or 3 close locations in the WMA – Map

Rensselaerville Falls
A 70 ft falls in the Edmond Niles Huyck Nature Preserve 30 miles southwest of Albany.

1 waterfall – Map

Slide Rock Falls
See Hannacroix Ravine.
Switzkill Farm
A rural park and preserve in the Town of Berne was once a land game farm and estate. The town purchased the land to use as a preserve. There are 2 waterfalls on Switzkill that are within the bounds of the property. There’s a currently a land dispute about the conservation easement and the land is prepping to be put up for private sale. St this time I am not sure if it is accessible.

2 waterfalls – Map

Allegany County

Allen Lake State Forest Falls
Not much is known about these falls in Allen Lake State Forest.

Unknown number of waterfalls. – Map

Cold Creek Falls
See Hume Falls.
Five Falls
A small stretch of Canaseraga Creek east of the village that has 5 drops totally over 25 ft high. Completely on private property and not accessible.

A series of 5 drops – Map

Hume Falls
22 ft and 5 ft high cascades on Cold Creek, village of Hume. It’s right under the NY-19 bridge, but a hike upstream is the best way to view it.

1 waterfall – Map

Mills Mills Falls
A 8-10 ft dam waterfall leads to a series of cascades that are about 20 ft in height (Private Property. No trespassing) Visible from the bridge above.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Sun Valley Campsite Falls
This private campground features three waterfalls along a small stretch of Canaserega Creek.

3 waterfalls – Map

Wiscoy Falls
A 40 ft series of 5 drops make up this picturesque creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Broome County

IBM Glen
On the former site of the IBM Country Club (between Endicott and Johnson City) is now a natural area with old growth trees, bridges and a beautiful waterfall. Accessible from Grays Creek Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Wolfe Creek
A 10-12 ft tall waterfall in this Chenango town park north of Binghamton.

1 waterfall – Map

Cattaraugus County

Buttermilk Falls
See Schoolmarm Falls.
Bridal Falls
A 40 ft high seasonal falls that empties into Stoddard Creek in Allegany State Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Cattaraugus Creek Falls
A 12 ft cascade on Cattaraugus Creek in East Otto. Access is unknown, but it’s close to the road.

1 waterfall – Map

Mill Brook Falls
A small waterfall on a tributary to Cattaraugus Creek. Located on the Cattaraugus Reservation. Little is known about it.

1 waterfall – Map

Otto Falls
See Cattaraugus Creek Falls.
Riceville Falls
Estimated 40 ft high falls on Gooseneck Creek in Riceville. (Property status unknown). Possibly visible from Rt. 240 (county Rt. 32).

1 waterfall – Map

Schoolmarm Falls
Often called Waterman’s Cascade or Buttermilk Falls, this 70 ft high ribbon cascade is a roadside falls east of Zoar Valley.

1 waterfall – Map

Waterman’s Cascade
See Schoolmarm Falls
Zoar Valley Waterfalls
Zoar Valley, a state Multi-Use Area, is home to over 14 waterfalls; most of which are publicly accessible. Zoar Valley falls within Erie and Cattaraugus counties. Some unnamed, private falls are not listed here.

14+ waterfalls total

The falls can be grouped into 2 sections of the valley:

Cattaraugus Creek Falls: 6 Falls
-Barebutt Falls
An 80 ft falls segmented into 7 drops (only 2 being visible).

Map

-Bare buns Falls
See Barebutt Falls
-Bridal Veil Falls
See Ross’s Falls
-Free Fall Falls
See Stony Creek Falls
-Holcomb Falls
An 80 ft drop. Accessible by raft and a short hike.

Map

-Joshua’s Cascade
An 80 ft seasonal cascade down a tributary into Cattaraugus Creek. Accessible by raft and a short hike.

Map

-Plunge Cascade
See Joshua’s Cascade.
-Ross’s Falls
A 120 ft tall, 50 ft wide cascade near the south branch junction.

Map

-Skinny Dip Falls
See Ross’s Falls
-Stony Creek Falls
An 80 ft steep ribbon then falls directly into the main creek. Visible by raft.

Map

South Branch Cattaraugus Creek Falls: 6+ Falls
-Big Falls
An 18 ft plunge into the creek.  This falls is on Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York land. Society members are permitted to visit the falls if permission is granted.

Map

-Buff Falls
A 120 ft tall seasonal ribbon cascade that empties into the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek.

Map

-Deer Lick Falls
An 80 ft falls segmented into 2 drops. Only the bottom 70 ft is visible. This falls is on The Nature Conservancy land and access is not permitted –Though you can still see the lower (6 ft tall) falls from state land.

Map

-Forty Falls
A 75 ft segmented cascade that passes under Forty Rd.

Map

-Gossamer Cascade
A 130 ft tall seasonal ribbon cascade that empties into the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek.

Map

-Plumb Brook Falls
This 45 ft ribbon cascade is on private property (no trespassing).

Map

Waterman’s Cascade
See Schoolmarm Falls.

Cayuga County

Angel Falls
See Carpenter Falls.
Auburn Falls
See Mill Street Dam.
Bear Swamp Cascades
A series of waterfalls along a private stretch of Bear Swamp Creek upstream from Bahar Nature Preserve. Private property.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Carpenter Falls
A difficult trail leads to a breathtaking horseshoe gully with a powerful 90  ft ribbon plunge and a 62 ft freefall/cascade. The large cap rock allows visitors to walk behind the falls (with caution).

4 waterfalls (2 Accessible) – Map

Clifton Falls
On the east end of Cayuga Lake, south of Wells College in Aurora. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Decker Creek Falls
One 10 ft and one 6 ft waterfall only 1/2 mile from Montville Falls. UPDATE – Land is now private

2 waterfalls – Map

Fillmore Glen State Park
Similar to Watkins Glen and Stony Brook. A glacier-carved glen.

5 waterfalls – Map

Great Gully Falls
This deep ravine offers 3 small cascades and one 20 ft plunge. The majority of this gully is on private property.

4 waterfalls – Map

Hackney Falls
A 20 ft high waterfall at an old factory dam complex. Construction has been taking place (around 2019) and it appears as though a viewing platform is being installed. . It’s viewable from the top from the N Division Sr bridge, while access from other points is TBD.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Lower Dam Falls
See Wadsworth Dam
Mill Street Dam
At the north end of Owasco Lake is a hydroelectric and flood control dam (about 22 ft high) that control the flow into the Owasco Outlet. It has a walkway that is accessible from Miller St or from an access road off of Osborne St.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Montville Falls
A giant 75 ft cascade. Decker Creek falls is nearby. UPDATE – Land is now private

1 waterfall – Map

Moonshine Falls
Nothing is known about these falls on Paines Creek.

Unknown number of waterfalls. – Map

New Hope Mill Falls
Two man-made falls help power an historic mill was once accessible, but is now private property and off limits to visitors.

2 waterfalls (dams) – Map

Parsons Falls
A 140 ft waterfall and another one of unknown height south of Owasco Lake near Moravia. Property status unknown.

2+ waterfalls – Map

Simons Dam
An old dam in Sterling yields a waterfall several feet high. It’s on private property, but viewable from 104A.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Sterling Dam
See Simons Dam.
Sterling Valley Falls
A falls created by a dam on Sterling Valley Creek, south of Sterling. It’s on private property, but easily viewable from the 104A bridge. Do not park in what seems to be a parking area on Maroney Rd.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Van Natta’s Falls
See Wells Falls.
Wadsworth Dam
Two dams span the Owasco Lake outlet and sit next to the ruined foundations of the Scythe Manufactory. This stretch of the outlet is a part of the Henry & Allen Brownfield site and is suspected to be contaminated. Property Status is unknown. I recommend you refrain from visiting.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

Chautauqua County

Arkwright Falls
A 25 ft cascade finishes up this well-worn creek-walk up Canadaway Creek. A tributary creates a 28 ft ribbon cascade and pools. (Private Property).

2 waterfalls – Map

Barcelona Falls
Seasonal tribulates that pour over a cliff and onto the beach at Lake Erie in the hamlet of Barcelona.

4 waterfalls – Map

Beaver Creek Falls
Estimated 40 ft falls on Beaver Creek in the town of Sheridan. A short trail from a rest stop on Rt. 39 leads to the falls. Property status unknown.

1 waterfall – no map

Hawley Dam Falls
An old dam once used by the Westfield Waterworks with a 6-8 ft cascade. Several other small cascades can be found on the hike up Chautauqua Creek.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Laona Falls
A roadside dam and cascade at an estimated 12 ft in height, near Fredonia.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Shumla Falls
A 20 ft falls and a smaller falls on Canadaway Creek, south of Laona Falls. (Private Property)

2 waterfall – Map

Skinny Dip Falls
As the name says, the pool below the 6 ft fall is within a nudist area in Chautauqua Gorge, south of Westfield. There are several other small waterfalls you can see on this hike and probably naked butts too.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Walnut Falls
A 20 ft roadside cascade set in the heart of the village of Forestville.

1 waterfall – Map

Chenango County

Buckley Hollow
Incorrect name for Frozen Rocks.
Bucks Brook State Forest
Bucks Brook Rd follows the brook through the forest. From the road you should be able to spot falls along the creek. They are all pretty small, but the natural environment and ease of access makes this route a worthy trek. Start at the intersection of Bucks Brook Rd and Valley View Road and head NE up Bucks Brook.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Buttermilk Falls (New Berlin)
Hunts pond empties into a tributary that exits the state forest at New Berlin to the south and falls down 5 significant waterfalls as it makes its way to the Unadilla River. Some reports indicate that it is accessible. Other’s say only the first falls is viewable from the roadside. Keep an eye out for posted signs.

5 waterfalls – Map

Center Brook Falls
While the surrounding are pretty flat including most of Center Brook, this small little patch of fissures in the creekbed create a pleasing roadside sight with a 3-5 ft jumbled cascade. View it from NY-80 south of Columbus.

1 waterfall – Map

Chenango Lake Outlet Falls
A handful of cascades, including an 8 ft fall one, a short walk from Sheff Rd in the town of New Berlin, east of Norwich. Property status is unknown. It is reported to be private property above the large falls.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Chippewa Falls
A 200 ft high seasonal ribbon falls along the Finger Lakes Trail in the Cuyler Hill State Forest near Cortland.

1 waterfall – Map

Eddy Creek Falls
A 6 ft cascade and a 2 foot drop on Eddy Brook. South of Oxford. Private Property.

2 waterfalls – Map

Frozen Rocks
There are 3 waterfalls on Buckley Creek (near Buckley Hollow) along this stretch of the Finger Lakes Trail (M25TF). One is simple a series of fissures in the flat bedrock. When water is fulling flowing, it looks like cracked ice.

3 waterfalls – Map

Greens Gulf
See Mill Brook Falls (New Berlin).
Mill Brook Falls (New Berlin)
A stretch of Mill Brook Falls on the west side of New Berlin that reportedly has 5 or so cascades of unknown sizes. Property status is unknown at this time, but it appears to be all on private property.

Unknown number of falls – Map

Mill Brook Run
Mill Brook empties into the Unadilla River at this remnant of a man-made mill run. A saw and a grist mill once sat on this spot. It can be seen from NY-80 or Academy St.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Perkins Pond Outlet Falls
A cascade just north of Perkins Pond in the Perkins Pond State Forest east of South Otselic. Best after extended rain. Easy accessible with a short walk from CR-42 near John Lane Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
Within the WMA, a tributary the Thompson Brook has a few waterfalls when there has been recent rainfall. From the parking area marked below, follow the trailhead and white blazes to the creek.

3 waterfalls – Map

Rexford Falls
A 75 ft high drop on Mad Brook within a park in Sherburne. There is a small park to the north off of NY-80 and a historic footbridge over the falls. A trail on the southern side can get you into the gorge and below the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Unadilla Falls
Another site incorrectly labeled this falls, which is on Mill Creek, not the Unadilla River. See Mill Brook Run.
Unnamed falls outside of Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
Another site incorrectly reported this fall as “Otselic State Forest Waterfalls.” The area does not fall within the bounds of the forest property or the WMA and is private property.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Upperville Falls
An 8 ft high freefall on Pleasant Brook in Upperville. Viewable from the Quaker Hill Rd bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

White Store Falls
A beautiful cascade tributary to Unadilla River. It gets its name from a prominent white-painted store that once existed in the hamlet. It’s on private property – Do not access.

1 waterfall – Map

Clinton County

Alice Falls
At over 30 ft high Alice Falls is interesting in that its perpendicular to the river that its on. This is because of adjacent hydro dam that redirects water south beyond the natural flow of the river. It flows behind a small rock island and loops back up to the river basin. The adjacent dam was built with concrete steps at the base, making it seem more natural when flow is high and water spills over. The falls can be seen from the power facility off of US-9.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Anderson Falls
A 10-15 ft high slide-like waterfall on the Ausable River in the village of Keeseville. Easily seen from the Main St bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Ausable Chasm
I have included this in Essex County (based on access)
Cadyville Falls
A 30 ft tall natural cascade that’s perpendicular to a 35 ft tall hydroelectric dam on the Saranac River in the village of Cadyville, town of Plattsburgh. This falls only flows when river levels are high. A set of small drops can be found further downstream near a second hydro station. Park at the lot on the utility road near the intersection with Goddeau Rd.

1 man-made dam and 2 waterfalls  – Map

East Street Dam (Mooers)
A small dam on the Great Chazy River in the villages of Mooers. Visible from the East St bridge or the lot by the monitoring station next to the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Ellenburg Depot Dam and Falls
A small dam and a small waterfall (often referred to as rapids) on the Great Chazy River in the hamlet of Ellenburg Depot. It can be seen from Canaan Rd.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

The Gulf Unique Area
The red trail through this DEC Unique Area leads to cheer cliffs above “The Gulf” and ends at the Canadian border. There aren’t any year-round waterfalls here, but in snowmelt and early spring seasonal run-off will create a cascade that runs 60-70 ft down the cliffs. Ice climbers will frequent this runoff on the coldest days.

1 seasonal waterfall  – Map (approximate)

High Falls (Saranac)
See Saranac Falls (Wilson Rd).
High Falls Dam and Falls
A large hydroelectric dam and and natural falls just south of Moffitsville in the town of Saranac. The dam creates a smooth cascade that is flanks on the east and west sides by steep rock cliffs. When the dam has considerable spillage, these create beautifully roaring falls. that funnel towards the center. There’s a parking area on Wilson Rd, just west of the dam and view can be had from the top in a designated viewing area.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Imperial Mills Dam
A power dam on the Saranac in the city of Plattsburgh. It’s a beautiful modern dam but adjacent to some older industrial buildings and foundations. The dam’s uneven construction makes for a pleasing and frothy cascade. Check it out from the north side of the river where there are athletics fields and some grassy areas.

1 man-made dam – Map

Kent Falls (and Kent Falls Dam)
Kent Falls refers to stretch of the Saranac River, east of Cadyville that features several falls and whitewater. On the west is a large hydroelectric dam that rests on top of a natural falls. Downstream from there, the that narrows into a long connected series of rapids and cascades. This is what is officially dubbed Kent Falls. I’m unsure about access, but there is a road running along the south of the river, leading to the dam and a parking area.

Several waterfalls and rapids as well as 1 man-made dam – Map

Little Falls
See Alice Falls.
Lower Saranac Hydroelectric Project and Falls
There are two dams on the Saranac in this location just outside of the city of Plattsburgh. On the north branch is a V-shaped dam. On the south branch is more of an L shape. Under the long edge of that dam the bed rock slopes, creating a natural cascade under the spillway. Depending on the flow, different sides of each dam have cascades. Further downstream, where the two branches join up again, is a 5 ft natural cascade. A parking area on the island in-between the two dams is the best access point I can find. There may be access to the the south, but this is unverified.

2 man-made dams and 1 natural waterfall  – Map

Mill C Dam
A hydroelectric dam on the Saranac in Plattsburgh. There is a small natural cascade below the falls, but visibility is very limited. Access is through the utility road off of Kent Falls Rd.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Oxbow Falls
See Mill C Dam.
Saranac River Falls (Wilson Rd)
This stretch of the Saranac River descends about 140 ft over a third of a mile. It’s tough to access the river at this point because of the lack of trails and uneven land. Satellite imagery shows multiple drops and rapids of various sizes upstream from here. At least one of the falls is over 50 ft high. Accessibility is unknown.

Multiple waterfalls  – Map

Saranac River Falls (I-87)
I have seen this falls referred to as Pleasant Ridge Falls. This is a 4 ft cascade on the Saranac River on the west side of Plattsburgh. It can be seen briefly from I-87, but to get a closer/longer look you will need to hike along the river from an access point east at the apex of the bend on NY-22.

1 waterfall – Map

Schuyler Falls
A stretch of the Salmon River with very small drops in the village of Schuyler Falls, southwest of Plattsburgh. The creek drops about 40 feet along this run, but each individual drop is pretty small–there are no large falls here. The creek is on private property but it can be seen from above on the Pleasant St bridge.

Multiples waterfalls – Map

Tefft Pond Falls
A set of rapids and a drop totaling 8-10 ft high on the Saranac River, north of Silver Lake in the town of Black Brook. Only accessible to paddlers.

1 waterfall/rapids – Map

Union Falls
An 8 ft hydroelectric dam atop a 15 ft natural rock cascade on the north end of Union Falls Pond in the town of Black Brook. You can park on Union Falls Rd, just west of the dam.

1 man-made dam and natural waterfall – Map

Woods Falls
A 15-20 ft cascade on the Great Chazy River in the town of Mooers. You can spot it from the Woods Falls Rd bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Columbia County

Beaver Cotton Mill
Also known ad Beaver Mill Falls, this dam-topped waterfall in Valatie was the home to several cotton and paper mills/factories.

1 waterfall and dam – Map

Bebe Hill Falls
A 5 ft and 20 ft cascade in Bebe Hill State Forest.

2 waterfalls – No map

Columbiaville Rapids
A series of small ledges on Stockport Creek just south of Columbia. Can be seen from the CR-22 bridge.

Rapids – Map

Davenport Falls
Near Spencertown, NY.  Private Property – No trespassing.

2 waterfalls – No map

High Falls
A 70 ft or taller ribbon falls and a historic dam in the High Falls Conservation Area in Philmont.

1 waterfall – Map

Rossman Falls
Nothing is known about these man made falls on Kinderhook Creek.

Unknown number of waterfalls. – Map

Stuyvesant Falls
Two waterfalls, one with a man-made dam top on Kinderhook Creek, south of Albany. A popular local watering hole.

2 waterfalls – Map

Summit Dam
An old dam on the top of “Factory Hill” and above High Falls in Philmont.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Cortland County

Bud Brook Falls
Numbers small falls (1-3 ft tall) along this stretch of Bud Brook, south of Dryden. Accessible through the Finger Lakes Trail.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Enchanted Hollow Falls
A small, seasonal waterfall, set in a beautiful section of Morgan Hill State Forest, along the Onondaga section of the Finger Lakes Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Hemlock Falls
See Enchanted Hollow Falls.
Maxon Creek State Forest
Several small falls on Maxon Creek and its seasonal tributaries.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Morgan Hill Falls
Several small falls on Morgan Creek near Truxton. Property status unknown.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Spicer Falls
A 50 ft falls spread out like a fan. The Onondaga section of the Finger Lakes Trail passes through here, yet the property status of the falls is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Tinker Falls
This tributary to Labrador Creek jumps 50 ft from a hanging caprock and then cascades another 30.

1 waterfall – Map

Delaware County

Bryants Brook Falls
The creek in Canada Hollow is a tributary to Bryant’s creek. Just upstream from where they join is this 2-3 ft waterfalls in a beautiful section of the creek. Park roadside and take a short hike to the brook to see it.

1 waterfall – Map

Canada Falls
Located west of Margaretville along NY–28, on an unnamed creek that flows through Canada Hollow, this waterfall is estimated to be 20 ft tall or more, and has two tiers. Little more is known. Private Property, but slightly visible from the roadside.

1 waterfall – Map

Canada Hollow Falls
Improper name. See Bryants Brook Falls.

Unknown number of waterfalls. – Map

Emerald Falls
The outlet from a marsh in the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary (south of Oneonta) creates this cascade in a dense forest. I’m not 100% sure this falls within the bounds of the sanctuary as claimed by some less diligent websites. Keep an eye out for posted signs.

1 waterfall – Map

Hardenburgh Falls
A 20 ft high falls, that is about half plunge and half cascade, on Bear Creek just before it empties into the Schoharie Reservoir near Prattsville. It can be spotted from the Intake Rd bridge above the falls. To get down to the creek bed below a fishing permit is required.

1 waterfall – Map

More Falls
A moderately sized, but seasonal series of roadside falls (approximately 15 ft tall) on an unnamed tributary to the East Branch of the Delaware River between Grand Gorge and Roxbury. It seems to have 3 distinct drops (although there may be more upstream). It can be seen from NY-30, of which the bottom cascade is found underneath.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Russel Brook Falls
A 30 ft tall cascade in a secluded glen in the Delaware Wild Forest south of Prepacton Reservoir in the town of Colchester. There are reportedly a few more waterfalls upstream, but difficult to access.

2 waterfalls – Map

Stratton Falls
A 25 ft horsetail falls that is a part of a newly opened luxury boutique hotel The Roxbury (which looks awesome). Guests at the hotel will have access to the falls via a trail the owners were building (as of 2020). Others can view the falls from Cold Spring Road where there is a pullover. Respect the privacy of the hotel guests.

1 waterfall – Map

Tompkins Falls
Estimated to be 26 ft in height on the Barkaboom Stream. Property status unknown, but it can be viewed from the road.

1 waterfall – Map

Watauga Falls
Watauga Falls is pretty sizable, with multiple tiers at least 60 ft or taller in total. Photos often only show parts of it. Old postcards show a picturesque 3-tiered falls, which is only the bottom half.  Reports of trespassing arrest tells us this is on Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Watauga Falls (Lower)
A 12 ft overhanging drop downstream from the larger Watauga Falls. On Private Property and not accessible. Do not trespass.

1 waterfall – Map

Dutchess County

Dover Stone Church
2 small cascades Stone Church Brook with one inside an 80 ft tall natural rock grotto.

2 waterfalls – Map

Erie County

Akron Falls
Lower Akron Falls is roughly 44 ft high and Upper Falls is less than 30. Both are located along Murder Creek in Akron.

2 waterfalls – Map

Buttermilk Falls
A steep cascade totaling almost 70 ft high in a tributary to Eighteenmile Creek in the Town of Lakeview. A well-worn trail leads down from the road, and it does seem accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Cazenovia Creek Falls
A series of small cascades under the Orchard Park Bridge in West Seneca, east of Cazenovia Park. Visible from the bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Cazenovia Park Falls
A U-shaped cascade in the middle of a park designed by the Olmstead Firm. Depending on the water level of Cazenovia Creek, the falls can be as tall as 9 ft. Best seen in moderately low flow.

1 waterfall – Map

Clarksburg Falls
A 20 ft  falls on Eighteenmile Creek in Clarksburg. Somewhat visible from the road. Private Property – No trespassing

1 waterfall – Map

Colden Falls
A 15 ft drop at a sharp bend in the west branch of Cazenovia Creek in the village of Colden.

1 waterfall – Map

Como Park Dam
Como Lake Park is a 250+ acre park that sits along Cayuga Creek east of Buffalo. A 8 ft dam spans the creek on the western end of the park.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Ellicott Creek Falls at Bowmansville
The Genesee St Bridge over Ellicott Creek in Bowmansville has short cascades on either side. They can be seen from the shoulder of the bridge. Best in lower flow.

Multiple small falls – Map

Emery Park Falls
This county park in South Wales hosts 4 falls. North Emery Falls is roughly 30 ft high, South Emery Falls is less than 15 ft high, Emery Falls is 40 ft high, and Harrigan’s Falls is 10 ft high.

4 waterfalls – Map

Eternal Flame Falls
This unique, 30 ft high cascade is made from shale with high natural gas content. Small flames can be lit from the gas leaking from the rock behind the falls.

3 waterfalls – Map

Franklin Gulf County Park
An undeveloped park in North Collins with 5 waterfalls in a branching ravine.

5 waterfalls – Map

Glen Falls
A multi-tiered falls, totaling 27 ft high in a small park in the village of Williamsville.

1 waterfall – Map

Griffins Mills
A small set of cascades  on the West Branch of Cazenovia Creek that seem accessible.

2 waterfalls (?) – Map

Harrigan’s Falls
See Emery Park Falls.
Scoby Dam Park
A 30 ft high historic dam next to a small park on Cattaraugus Creek in the town of Ashford.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Serenity Falls
A small series of cascades within Forest Lawn Cemetery. Buffalo’s only natural waterfall.

1 waterfall – Map

Spring Brook Falls
A 5 ft tall drop across Cazenovia Creek near Spring Brook in the town of Elma. Viewable from the road or a small pullover on Northrup Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Tannery Falls
A 20 ft cascade into the west branch of Cazenovia Creek south of East Aurora.

1 waterfall – Map

West Branch Falls
See Griffins Mills.
West Falls
A man-made dam of 5 ft with some small natural ledges bellow. In the village of West Falls, town of Aurora.

1 waterfall – Map

Zoar Valley Falls
Zoar Valley falls within Erie and Cattaraugus counties. Click here.

13+ waterfalls

Essex County

A Mill Dam Falls (LaChute River)
There are several dams on the LaChute River in the hamlet of Ticonderoga as it travels from Lake George to Lake Champaign. They are lettered from A through D. This one is at the outlet of Lake Gorge to the south. The dam appears to be 20 ft high with a natural cascade over large boulders just below it. Park on Alexandria RD, just south of the dam and walk the footpath.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Adirondack Mountain Reserve
The ADR is a 7,000 acre private wildlife reserve owned by the Ausable Club. An easement allows for hikers to access most of the property, with some restrictions (such as no pets). The reserve contains the Upper & Lower Ausable Lakes and the upper reaches of the East Branch Ausable River. There are numerous notable waterfalls in this area, and countless small unnamed and unmapped falls. Artists Falls, Beaver Meadows Falls, Gill Brook Steps, Gill Brook Flume, Fairy Ladder Falls, Pyramid Falls, Rainbow Falls, Wedge Brook Cascades, and Wedge Brook Falls are all listed below.

Multiple waterfalls – DEC Trail Map

Alice Falls
Access is through Clinton County.
Allen Falls
A mountain runoff cascade on Allen Brook. It’s a few hundred feet up Allen Mountain from Skylight Brook. It can be seen from the last stretch of the Allen Mountain Trail. It’s less than 10ft high and can be easily missed.

1 waterfall – Map

Anderson Falls
This is listed in Clinton County.
Artists Falls (Adirondack Mountain Preserve)
A 20 ft high cascade in Gill Brook in the Town of Keene. It is located within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract.  Additional small falls can be found upstream. It can be found on the Gill Brook Trail, which may be best accessed from the North Hudson parking area.

Multiple falls (along Gill Brook) – Map

Ausable Chasm
A private attraction on the Ausable River that features 7 waterfalls, including Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls, as well as caves. Guided tours are also available. Admission is charged for pretty much everything. The more you pay, the more you see.

Multiple falls – Map

B Mill Falls (LaChute River)
There are several dams on the La Chute River in the hamlet of Ticonderoga as it travels from Lake George to Lake Champaign. They are lettered from A through D This one is just north of A Mill. There is an L-shaped dam up top, but since it is long since decommissioned, water often doesn’t flow over the top, rather the sides where there are open spillways. From there it falls gradually about 15 ft over the upper section, then a more dramatic drop 10ft downstream, and then about 50 ft further downstream is a very small cascade, almost rapids. Access is from a parking area off of Lord Howe St.

1 man-made dam and 3 waterfalls – Map

Beaver Meadows Falls (Adirondack Mountain Preserve)
A beautiful 60 ft cascade falls on a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract. It can be found on the West River Trail, at the north end of the marsh downstream from Lower Ausable Lake. Beaver Meadow Trail will also get you there.

1 waterfall – Map

Beede Brook Falls
A steep gully in Keene Valley. A nearby “Dipper Pond” may be why it’s often called Dipper Brook, but GIS info shows this is the source of Beede Brook, not a tributary. About a half mile up the gully from NY-73 is a roughly 30 ft high bridal-veil-style falls that cuts through a steep cliff. There are a few additional, but small waterfalls to encounter downstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Beer Walls Falls
A 150 ft cascade down a sheer cliff in the Keene Valley, just west of Chapel Pond. The cliffs here often used by both rock and ice climbers. It’s accessible from NY-73 where a trailhead with a wooden footbridge takes you westward into the woods. The falls are only flowing in early spring or after heavy rain.  Take one down and pass it around!

1 waterfall – Map (approximate)

Birmingham Falls
See Rainbow Falls (2)
Black Mountain Chute
A narrow chute falls on a tributary to Nichols Brook on the south side of Black Mountain in the town of Keene. It drops just over 10 ft through a shallow V-shaped notch of mossy rock. It can be found by heading up the tributary from the Jackrabbit Trail that runs along Nichols Brook

1 waterfall – Map

Blue Ridge Falls
A stretch of The Branch near Blue Ridge Falls Campground that features several small, turbulent drops totaling 15-20 ft. It can be seen briefly via drive-by from Blue Ridge Rd (NY-84), and there’s a parking area right at that clearing if you want to scramble down and wade in the river.

1 waterfall/rapids – Map

Bouquet River Falls (North Fork)
The river runs over a large solid rock escarpment here, creating a few drops, slides, and pools that add up to 30 ft of descent or more. It’s accessible from the Boquet Forks Trail, which starts at NY-73 to the east.

1 waterfall – Map

Bouquet River Falls (South Fork)
Several small falls on this stretch of the South Fork.

Multiple falls – Map

Bushnell Falls
A 5 mile hike up Johns Brook Primitive Area (via the Phelps Trail), will lead you to this 20 ft fall within a secluded gorge. Access starts at “The Garden” parking area at the end of Interbrook Rd east in the hamlet of Keene Valley.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Chesterfield)
A large cascade, possibly over 120 ft high, created as Little Trout Brook descends the mountainside towards Lake Champlain. The falls is on Private Property, but the owners have been known to grant access to respectful visitors.

1 waterfall – Map

C Mill Dam Falls (LaChute River)
There are several dams on the LaChute River in the hamlet of Ticonderoga as it travels from Lake George to Lake Champaign. They are lettered from A through D. This one is is located towards the center of Ticonderoga, where the river changes direction from northward to the east. This is an old mill pond dam (a few ft high) on top of one natural ledge. There’s a parking area an historic marker off of Lord Howe St.

1 man-made dam – Map

Cascade Lake Falls
A large cascade, dropping over 100 ft from cascade mountain near Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes. Easily seen from Route 73 and a small park at it’s base. A trail leads from there to the small gorge below the falls. IT dries up by summer.

1 waterfall – Map

Champagne Falls
Several small cascades on the East Branch of the Ausable River just south of hamlet of Keene. Private property, but visible from Hulls Falls Rd.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Clifford Falls
A hodgepodge of small falls (including slopes, cascades, and drops) on Clifford Brook, north of the hamlet of Keene. The falls are on Private Property and only visible form the Clifford Falls Rd Bridge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

D Mill Dam (LaChute River)
This one is is located towards the center of Ticonderoga, near Montcalm St. This dam is one of the more modern ones on the river, and is used to generate power.  The dam is 6-8 ft high and in high flow some natural cascades form on the sides. There’s a roadway that passes by the dam  near the intersection of Lake Gorge Ave and Father Jogues Pl.

1 man-made dam – Map

Deer Brook Falls
An 80 ft cascade is the centerpiece of Deer Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, north of Saint Huberts. Deer Brook has numerous small waterfalls downstream from the big one. The Deer Brook Trail will  get you there. Pick it up from the east at NY-73.

Multiple falls – Map

Dipper Brook Falls
See Beede Brook Falls.
Fairy Ladder Falls (Adirondack Mountain Preserve)
A 90 ft high staircase cascade on Gill Brook within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract. Located upstream from Artists Falls, this is considered to be the highest (elevation) waterfall in the Adirondacks.

1 waterfall – Map

Falls Brook
Several waterfalls, some on Private Property on this small creek north of Minerva. Falls Brook Yurt Rentals offers cabins that may allow access for some of the falls.

Multiple falls – Map

Falls of Clarion
Downstream from Lachute Falls, on the Ticonderoga River (the outlet of Lake George) is this wide falls and covered bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

The Flume Fall
A series of 3 drops in a narrow stretch of the West Branch of the Ausable River located between Wilmington and High Falls Gorge/Whiteface Mountain. There’s a parking lot by the bridge and small trails allowing for up close views.

3 waterfalls – Map

Giant Washbowl Falls
A seasonal waterfall on a cliff (known as Creature Wall) below Giant Washbowl that forms in early spring or after periods of heavy rain. It’s at least 30 ft high. Park at the Chapel Pond lot off of NY-73 and head up the ridge trail,  then veer left down Creature Wall Access Pat which will get you to the cliff.

1 seasonal waterfall – Map

Gill Brook Flume (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
A waterfall just over 10 ft in height in this very narrow slice of gorge on Gill Brook in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract.  Access is through a small trail off of Lake Road (a private rd–foot traffic only). There are several waterfalls along Gill Brook.

1 waterfall – Map

Gill Brook Steps (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
Very small and uneven drops along Gill Brook in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract. It’s not much to look at, but they are one of many stops along Gill Brook one can easily see. They are located near the north end of the Gill Brook Trail by Lake Rd (private road, foot traffic only).

Several very small drops – Map

Hague Brook Falls
A 15 ft high and a 10 ft high roadside falls on Hague Brook near Hague.

2 waterfalls – Map

Hanging Spear Falls
A beautiful 80 ft high, horsetail falls and pool on the Opalescent River near Calamity Mtn. Access is from the East River Trail, which can be picked up at the end of Opalescent Rd, a few mile to the south. The trial gets you to other falls along the Opalescent.

1 waterfall – Map

High Falls Gorge
This commercial property along the West Branch of the Ausable River near Lake Placid that features well-maintained trails and bridges to get you excellent views of Climax Falls (50 ft), Rainbow Falls, Mini Falls, and Main Falls—one right after another. A café is also on the premises. The waterfalls here total roughly 80 ft and the hike to see them all is a third of a mile. Admission is charged at the door.

4 waterfalls – Map

Hoffman Notch Brook
Several small waterfalls along the steep northern end of Hoffman Notch Brook.

Multiple falls – Map

Hoisington Brook Cascade
A small (6 ft) cascade under a footbridge in Lee Park in the hamlet of Westport. This park is also a great place to access Lake Champlain.

1 waterfall – Map

Horseshoe Falls (Ausable Chasm)
See Ausable Chasm.
Hulls Falls
Two drops (totaling about 20 ft high) falls on the East Branch of the Ausable River, south of Keene. The lower can be seen from the Hulls Falls Rd (13A) bridge, the drop that’s under the bridge can be seen via short scramble below.

2 waterfalls – Map

Indian Falls
A 25 ft high sloping falls on Marcy brook in the town of Keene, that overlooks the MacIntyre Mountain Range and is a popular rest stop for hikers on their way to Mt Marcy; NY’s highest peak. Either the Indian Falls/Lake Arnold Crossover Trail or the Van Hoevenberg/Indian Falls Trail will get you there.

1 waterfall – Map

Jay Falls
The East Branch of the Ausable River drops roughly 8-10 feet down this rock outcropping in the village of Jay. While the falls itself isn’t much, just upstream is a large wooden covered bridge, making this a very picturesque scene. Parking is available on both sides of the bridge and there’s a small gravel parking area and path downstream from the falls that leads to the the rock outcropping and nice views.

1 waterfall – Map

Knob Lock Mountain Falls
Two large cascades along this tributary to The Branch, in the Green Mountain Wilderness area. The hike to see them would involve scaling about halfway up Knob Lock (about 600 ft ascent max). Start from the North Trail trailhead off of NY-9N and head south. Keep and eye out for a western trail offshoot that heads to this creek. Best in early spring.

2 waterfalls – Map

Lee Park (Westport)
See Hoisington Brook Cascade.
Lake Arnold Outlet Falls
3 cascades can be found on this small outlet from an equally small lake tucked away in the valley east of Mt Colden. The Lake Arnold Trail can be picked up from the Indian Falls Trail/Van Hoevenberg Tail to get here.

3 waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Lake Colden Dam
A small dam, that also serves as a trail footbridge to cross the Opalescent River, at the south end of Lake Colden creates a small 2-3 ft waterfall. It’s where 3 trails meet and offers a breathtaking view of the lake.

1 man-made dam – Map

Linsey Falls
A stretch of very mild rapids on the Schroon River in the town of North Hudson. The USGS has this listed as “Falls,” but it’s very far from that. It’s barely noticeable as a rapids. It’s more of a “babbling brook” section of the river. I’m only listing it for informational purposes. Access is questionable.

Rapids – Map

Lower Ausable Lake Dam (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
A 4 ft dam at the north end of the Lower Ausable Lake within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract. It can be seen on the way to Rainbow Falls.

1 man-made dam – Map

MacIntyre Brook Falls
The journey along the Algonquin Peak Trail to Wright Peak in the Town of North Elba will lead you to this 15 ft cascade on MacIntyre Brook.

1 waterfall – Map

Mill Brook Falls (Port Henry)
Mill Brook creates several cascades as it makes it’s final descent towards Lake Champlain in the hamlet of Port Henry. There are at least 6 cascades upstream from the NY-9N bridge, but access is limited to just views from the bridge, which is the last 2 of them.

2 visible waterfalls – Map

Millers Falls
A cascade on Cold River in the town of Newcomb’s northwest corner. More info is needed. The Northville-Placid Trail runs along the northern bank of the river.

1 waterfall – Map

Mink Falls
Several waterfalls (possibly 3) on the Nate Pond Brook as it becomes the outlet from Mink Pond in the town of Minerva. The gradient increases drastically as the outlet approaches the Hudson River  just west of Virgin Falls. The first of these falls is often a quick stop for Hudson River rafting tours. I know of no other way to access the falls on foot.

At least 1 waterfall – Map

Monument Falls
A 6 ft high cascade on the Ausable River, near Lake Placid and High Falls Gorge. It’s named for nearby monuments erected to commemorate the state’s preserve system. They are located just a few hundred ft south at the parking area.

1 waterfall – Map

Mossy Cascade
A 40 ft high cascade in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River, North of St. Huberts. Another 10 ft cascade is found further downstream. Park to the south on NY-73 just south of the bridge over the Ausable at a pull-off, grab the trailhead from here.

2 waterfalls – Map

Niagara Brook Falls
A 30+ ft waterfall formed by Niagara Brook as it descends Sunrise Mountain in the town of North Hudson.

1 waterfall – Map

Natural Stone Bridge
The commercial attraction Natural Stone Bridge and Caves on Trout Brook features an 8 foot waterfall, a marble natural stone bridge, and several caves (one of which with a waterfall within).

Multiple falls – Map

New Russia Falls
A small (5 ft) cascade (composed of 2 distinct drops) on the Boquet River in the hamlet of New Russia. It’s on private property so this one may only be for paddlers.

1 waterfall – Map

Nichols Brook Tributary Falls
See Black Mountain Chute.
Olmstedville Dam
A 5 ft tall manmade dam on Minerva Stream on the west side of the hamlet of Olmstedville in the town of Minerva. There’s parking off of A P Morse Hwy on both sides of the bridge and a small park along the stream.

1 man-made dam – Map

Opalescent Falls
A 15 ft cascade on the Opalescent River in the town of Newcomb, just upstream from Hanging Spear Falls. The East River Trail runs along the Opalescent and passes quite a few waterfalls along the way.

1 waterfall – Map

Opalescent Falls (Upper)
This one is tough to see, but with the other falls present along this trail, it’s worth a shot. This is located between Opalescent Falls and Hanging Spear Falls (both on the East River Trail). You can spot it through the trees.

1 waterfall – Map

Opalescent Flume
This steep flume falls inspired the classic painting The Flume of the Opalescent by Alexander Helwig Wyant. It’s found on the section of the Opalescent that flows northwest through the mountains south of Mt Colden towards Lake Colden. It’s a very narrow falls that flows through a steep fissure in the rock, estimated at 20-30 ft high, although some of it is obscured from view. There is a small cascade just downstream. It’s accessible from the Mount Marcy Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Ord Falls
A set of class II rapids on the Hudson River south of Newcomb. Access may be for paddlers only.

Rapids – Map

Outlet Dam Falls (La Chute)
See A Mill Dam (La Chute).

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Paradise Alley
A few small cascades on Hewitt Pond Brook, just west of Hayes Mountain in the town of Minerva.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Phelps Falls
A multitiered cascade (estimated 6 ft high) on Phelps Brook northeast of Keene Valley. This waterfall is named after Orson “Old Mountain” Phelps (1817-1905), an Adirondack pioneer guide who named many of the high peaks. The falls appears to be on private property, but it’s possible it can be spotted form the Barret Road side.

1 Waterfall – Map

Pyramid Falls (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
Pyramid Creek, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a 20 and 15 ft drop at a bend in the creek. The falls fan out from a notch above the bulbous cliff-face, forming a pyramid shape. After a pool at the bottom, the water drops again in a narrow crevice. This is one to see in early spring or after heavy rain. It’s accessed from the loop that takes you to Cathedral Rocks from the West River Trail.

2 waterfalls – Map

Rainbow Falls (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
A spectacular 150 ft cascade on Cascade Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River at Lower Ausable Lake. The falls is in a deep and secluded gorge in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract, which it often fills with mist. The A. W. Weld Trail, which can be picked up at the Lower Ausable Lake Dam, leads to the Rainbow Falls Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Rainbow Falls (Ausable Chasm)
See Ausable Chasm.
Rices Falls
A series of cascades (totaling about 20-25 ft in height) on The Branch just west of the hamlet of Elizabethtown. There’s a roadside parking area off of NY-9N and a pathway that leads down the the stream.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Richards Dam
An old mill dam on the LaChute River in Ticonderoga. The mill sits atop a sloping slab of bedrock, thus the dam’s height varies along it’s length. In High flow, more water spills over onto this stone. On the north end is an old mill wheelhouse. There’s a parking area off of Adirondack Park.

1man-made dam – Map

Roaring Brook Falls
A tall and narrow falls that drops nearly 300 ft in two segments. The flow is low and it looks best in spring or after heavy rain. It’s located southeast of Saint Huberts in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area. A trail leads from a parking area just west on NY-73.

1 waterfall – Map

Rocky Falls
A small 6 ft falls over a massive rock outcropping on the Indian Pass Brook near Heart Lake in the town of North Elba. The Heart Lake Parking lot is the best place to start. Take the Indian Pass trail to get to an offshoot to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Russell Falls
A small falls and remands of a power dam and plant on the East Branch of the Ausable River, adjacent to the Ausable Club Building. It’s partly on private property and off limits.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Schroon Falls
A tiny drop on the Schroon River in the middle of Schroon Falls, NY. At one time there was a stone mill dam here. While there are some ruins left of the dam, all that’s left is this tiny drop, nothing I would consider a “true waterfall.” Nonetheless, hopefully I saved you some time hunting for it.

1 small ledge (barely a waterfall) – Map

Split Rock Falls
A popular and picturesque multitiered cascade over a beautifully jagged rock that tends to split the first drop into two. They rejoin at a pool at in the middle and then fall a second time as a single cascade. Further downstream a rock outcropping creates another cascade of about 10 ft high. Located on the Bouquet River in the southwest corner of the town of Elizabeth town. A parking area is on the shoulder of US-9.

2 waterfalls – Map

Stag Brook Falls
At least 1 sizable waterfall on this mountainside stream at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. The stream is small, so it’s best to visit in early spring when there’s plenty of water. Park in the main lot and head over the bridge, past the main lodge (on your left) and then the Edu center (on your right). Look for a marker denoting the trailhead. The main falls, which is a 30 ft high horsetail cascade comes right after the start of the trail. There are plentiful smaller cascade upstream, but I’m not entirely sure of they are accessible.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Staircase Falls
4 drops lined up on Putnam Creek near Crown Point Center in the town of Crown Point. They vary in height from 3 ft to one over 15 ft high. They seem to be on posted land, so seeing them all is a matter of getting on the right road for the best vantage point. There’s a small pull-off on Middle Rd next to the bridge that leads to a pathway to one of the falls.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Underwood Falls
Not an official name. See Unnamed Falls (Bouquet River near Split Rock).
Unnamed Falls (Ausable River in the Adirondack Mountain Preserve)
While there are many unnamed falls on the Ausable in the Adirondack Mountain Preserve, this one stands out. At over 20 ft high, it pours out of an isolated bend in a deep section of the gorge. Best seen from the West River Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Unnamed Falls (Bouquet River near Split Rock)
A cascade 20-30 ft in height located on private property just downstream (northeast) of Split Rock Falls. Views can be had from the roadside. Park at the split rock area and carefully walk the US-9 for about700 ft to the next bend.

1 waterfall – Map

Unnamed Falls (Lake Colden Tributary)
Several cascades are reported in this mountain gorge north of Lake Colden. The creek is unnamed and seasonal, so the best time to see falls will be in early spring or after heavy rain. The Algonquin Trail runs the length of the gorge and can be picked up from the Lake Colden Trail.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Unnamed Falls (near Boquet Forks Trailhead)
A nice little seasonal cascade over 20 ft high tucked away in the woods near the parking area for the Boquet Forks Trailhead off of NY-73 in Keene. From the parking on the side of the road, head eat up towards the hill. It’s only a short walk. Flows in early spring or after heavy rain.

1 waterfall – Map

Unnamed Falls (near Lake Colden)
A 25 ft cascade near Lake Colden with other smaller falls along the way.

Multiple falls – Map

Unnamed Falls (Nichols Brook)
Several cascades (two large falls) on this tributary to Nichols Brook. Southwest of Keene.

Multiple falls – Map

Unnamed Falls (Boquet River and NY-73)
In addition to the other falls near the Boquet Forks Trailhead and NY-73 in the town of Keene, this set of cascade and pools (less than 10 ft tall in total) is easily seen on the west side from the NY-73 bridge as you pass over the river. Parking is located just north of the bridge if you want a close look.

3 small waterfalls – Map

Uphill Falls Brook
Uphill Falls Brook starts between Mt Redfield and Mt Skylight and descends over 440 ft northwest to the Opalescent River. Along the way there are several small cascades, including one just over 10 ft tall.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Upper Dam Falls
See D Mill Dam.
Virgin Falls
A waterfall on the the outlet from Huntley Pond just before it meets with the Hudson River at the Blue Ledge Rapids in the town of Minerva. A blue-blazed trail from North Woods Club Road will get you down to the Falls and River.

1 waterfall – Map

Wadhams Falls
A large waterfall on the Bouquet River in the center of Wadhams, near Lake Champlain. It’s topped by a dam 6-8 ft in height, then after gradual cascade over uneven stone it drops about 20 ft into a pool. Just before it crosses under the NY-22 bridge, the river constricts through a narrow fissure in the rock, creating a flume.

1 waterfall – Map

Wanika Falls
A tight series of 3 cascading drops totaling over 100 feet along the Chubb River and the Northville Placid Trail in the Town of North Elba.

1 waterfall – Map

Wedge Brook Cascades (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
Upstream from Wedge Brook Falls is this giant cascade over a stone outcropping. Follow the wedge Brook Trail up the left side of Wedge Brook Falls and shortly you will reach the Cascades. In total this could be 80-90 ft tall.

1 waterfall – Map

Wedge Brook Falls (Adirondack Mountain Reserve)
Wedge Brook Creek, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has this chute-like 45 ft waterfall that runs through a fissure in rock with what seems to be large boulder wedged into its middle section. It’s within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Conservation Easement Tract in the town of Keene. The west River Trail leads to the Wedge Brook Trail, right at the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

West Mill Brook Falls
A large 2-tiered ribbon cascade (60-80 ft) that tumbles off an exposed cliff  just south of Macomb Mountain in the town of North Hudson. It’s located about a mile west of the end of the West Mill Brook Trail. This is a pretty seasonal stream, so visit in spring or after periods of rain.

1 waterfall – Map

Willsboro Dam and Falls
A 3 ft high dam and gradual waterfall on the Bouquet River in the hamlet of Willsboro, just west of Lake Champlain. The falls following the dam is pretty smooth, almost like a slide. Views can be had from one of two parking areas on the east side off of Gilliland Ln. From the dam to the last drop, it extends about 600ft, dropping less than 40 ft along that length.

1 waterfall, 1 man-made dam – Map

Wilmington Flume
See The Flume Fall.
Wilmington Notch Falls
A powerful 50 ft cascade that cuts through a rock outcropping on the West Branch of the Ausable River in the town of Wilmington. The best view is from the Wilmington Notch Campground and Day Use Area. There may be a fee.

1 waterfall – Map

Franklin County

Ampersand Chasm Falls
See Chateaugay Chasm.
Augerhole Falls
A series of rapids in a narrow section of the West Branch of St. Regis River, north of McDonald Pond in the town of Waverly. In rare times of low flow there are small drops visible, but for the most part this is not a true waterfall. Private Property.

Rapids – Map

Brayton Hollow
At Brayton Hollow (in the town of Chateaugay), the Chateaugay River narrows and speeds up creating a series of rapids that stretches nearly 400 ft long, dropping nearly 60 ft along the way. There are at least 2 drops that can be considered waterfalls. Accessibility is unknown.

2 small waterfalls and rapids – Map

Brushton Dam
A beautiful 12-15 ft high stone masonry mill dam on Little Salmon Creek in the village of Brushton, torn of Moira. Easily seen from Washington St.

1 man-made dam – Map

Burke Falls
A 15 ft cascade on the Little Trout River in the south end of the Village of Burke. An island splits the river just below the falls. After downstream from the island there are a few small riffles, but nothing to count as a second falls. Parking is roadside on Depot St. A trail leads from behind St. George’s Church to a spot downstream from the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Chasm Falls
A hydroelectric dam sits atop the this massive 120+ ft waterfall on the Salmon River northwest of Owl’s Head. From the 8 ft dam, water tumbles and slides down a rock outcropping for 30 ft or so. It levels out for a bit and then enters a narrow chasm and mostly out of view as it travels north for nearly 300 ft, dropping over 60 ft more. The falls widens as the gorge opens up at its base, but because of the dam, the falls is rarely at full flow. There’s a parking area near the dam at Fayette St. A grass pathway leads downstream towards the base of the falls.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Chateaugay Chasm
A narrow gorge on the Chateaugay River between the village of Chateaugay and Brayton Hollow. The river drops over 120 ft along this run. The existence of the Ampersand Chasm Falls Hydro Plant leads me to believe there’s a waterfalls here. Accessibility is unknown.

Unknown number of falls – Map

Chateaugay Lake Dam
See Forge Dam.
Cobbie Rd Dam
A man-made power dam southeast of Dickenson Center, town of Dickenson. It can be seen from Cobbie Rd.

1 man made-dam – Map

Deer River Flow Dam
A man-made pond dam and small falls on the Deer River within the Deer River Primitive Area in the Town of Santa Clara.

1 man made-dam and waterfall – Map

Deer River “Rapids”
USGS maps label this as “Rapids” but it’s actually a series of small ledges and a 6 ft waterfall. It’s located within the Deer River Primitive Area in the town of Santa Clara. Trails are not well established here, so paddling or bushwhacking is probably the only want to access it. There’s is a dirt access road off of Red Tavern Rd (CR-14) just west of hear that leads to the river a ways upstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Everton Falls
A complex cascade no more than 20 ft high on the East Branch of the St. Regis River northwest of Stacy Mountain in the town of Santa Clara. The falls is over a rock outcropping in the river and creates cascades, slides, a chute, and an island. Park along Red Tavern Rd and there’s a pathway just downstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Everton Falls (unnamed falls downstream)
Located about 3/4 of a mile downstream (west) of Everton Falls, this unnamed waterfall is a just a small 2-3 ft cascade and a small set of rapids. It’s within state forest land and accessible.

1 waterfall and rapids – Map

Forge Dam
Also referred to as “The Forge,” this man-made dam on the Chateaugay River in the town of Bellmont is about 10 ft tall. There’s a parking area and small park next to the dam off of Cromp Rd.

1 man-made dam – Map

Franklin Falls
A hydroelectric dam and natural waterfall on the Saranac River, in the town of Franklin, that creates Franklin Falls Pond. The dam is roughly 30 ft tall and the natural cascade bellow is estimated at another 5-10 ft. Unfortunately it’s posted and not accessible.

1 man-made dam and waterfall- Map

High Falls (Chateaugay)
Located on the Chateaugay River in High Falls Park within the town of Chateaugay. Comprised of two large tiers, the top is a plunge, while the bottom cascades over several steps. Estimated at 120 ft tall, and surrounded by lush foliage, it’s one of the more picturesque falls in the region. A nominal fee is charged for park entry.

1 waterfall – Map

High Falls (Bellmont)
Located on the Salmon River 1.5 miles west of Mountain View in the town of Bolmont, is this multitiered winding waterfall in the Titusville Mountain State Forest. At about 30 ft high, it starts out as a set of small drops and rapids in a narrow gorge just above the main drop. A parking area and trail can be found east at Barnsville, Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Howe Road Falls
A very gradual cascade between two marshes west of Saint Regis Falls in the town of Waverly. Accessibility is  unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Lake Ozonia Outlet Rapids
Small drops (and rapids on the Lake Ozonia Outlet as it approaches the St Regis River between Nicholville and Saint Regis Falls. Easily spotted from the Santa Clara Rd Bridge (both sides).

Rapids – Map

Lamica Lake Dam
A hydroelectric dam on the Salmon River just north of the village of Malone. Accessibility is not known.

1 man-made dam – Map

Lower Falls (Raquette River)
See Raquette Falls.
Malone Dam
A man-made dam on the Salmon River in the village of Malone. It can be seem from the Main St Bridge.

1 man-made dam – Map

Malone Dam (NCCC)
A man-made hydroelectric dam on the Salmon River adjacent to North Country Community College. There’s a parking area at the back of the college near the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Meacham Falls
A cascade on the St Regis River, just west of Meacham Lake, in the town of Duane. The river drops about 15-20 ft over a stretch of 150 ft. About 100 ft upstream from the falls is a small 2 ft tall dam at Meacham Lake. There’s a parking area at the dam.

1 waterfall and 1 man-made dam – Map

Raquette Falls
There are 3 rapid-like waterfalls on this half-mile stretch of the Raquette River in Harrietstown. Furthest upstream is Upper Falls, a 6-8ft drop followed by some small rapids. Raquette Falls, itself, is a series of small drops and rapids totaling 10-12 ft in height. Downstream is Lower Falls, which is drop and small set of rapids about 5ft high that occurs at a bend in the river. The Raquette Falls Trail can be picked up about 5 miles north at Ampersand Rd near Coreys Rd.

Rapids – Map

Santa Clara Falls
A gradual cascade estimated at 20-30 ft in height on the St Regis River near the hamlet of Santa Clara. Property access is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

St. Regis Dam and Pumphouse
A picturesque hydroelectric dam and wooden pumphouse o the St Regis River in Saint Regis, just upstream from the camp and St. Regis Falls.

1 man-made dam – Map

St. Regis Falls
A 350-30 ft high cascade on the St Regis River within the St. Regis Falls Scenic Campsite, town of Waverly. The best access is through the campsite, which doesn’t seem to charge a fee. There’s a viewing platform next to the falls as well as a footbridge downstream that offers nice views.

1 waterfall – Map

Shingle Mill Falls
Small drops totally about 10 ft high on the Heron Marsh Outlet near Paul Smith’s College in the town of Brighton. Park at the pull-off on Keeses Mill Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Upper Falls (Raquette River)
See Raquette Falls.

Fulton County

Broomstick Lake Outlet
A moderate uphill hike to Broomstick Lake in the town of Caroga has a few small waterfalls and a 15 ft slide-like falls. A trail leads from NY-10 where there is roadside parking.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Mayfield)
A 6 ft high cascade on a unnamed tributary to the Jacksonville Reservoir at Jackson Summit in the town of Mayfield. The trail leads from the bend on Jackson Summit Road West It seems to be an ATV Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Cayadutta Creek Falls (Johnstown)
A few sources claim a waterfall here on Cayadutta Creek, just west of the city of Johnstown. GIS and satellite information disagree. It seems to be rapids. There is a dam just to the north. Accessibility is unknown.

Unknown – Map

Crum Creek
Waterfalls reported on Crum Creek in the town of Oppenheim, in the southwest corner of the county. This extends south into Montgomery County. Accessibility is unknown, but it appears to be on private property.

Unknown – Map

Diamond Hill Falls
There are three drops and rapids  along Spruce Creek as it descends from Spruce Lake down Diamond Hill in the town of Salisbury. Reports indicate they are private property. The middle drop, at about 10 ft high is visible through the trees from Dairy Hill Rd.

3 waterfalls – Map

Dolgeville Mill Falls
A hydroelectric dam and small gradual cascade on East Canada Creek in the village of Dolgeville. The best views are had from the Fulton County side of the creek at Dodge Ave Ext.

1 man-made dam and 1 waterfall – Map

High Falls (Dolgeville)
A large hydroelectric dam followed by a natural waterfall on East Canada Creek at the south end of Dolgeville. Access is not permitted, but a brief view can be had from CR-120 as you pass by.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Nine Corner Lake Trail
A series of waterfalls, including cascades and slides along the Nine Corner Lake outlet as it descends towards the Canada Lake Valley in Caroga. The trail starts at a paved parking area off of NY-29A, just west of Pine Lake Park.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

North Creek Tributaries
Several hill-top lakes, of which Spectacle Lake is the largest, drain through a handful of valleys into North Creek just east of Knappville in the town of Stratford. Spectacle Lake, Long Pond, Dexter Lake, Knapps Long Lake, and Waters Millpond all have outlets that darin down into the valley creating small waterfalls as they go. These are mostly seasonal and getting to them would require bushwhacking and navigation skills.

Multiple waterfalls – Map (Approximate)

Sprite Creek Falls (Stratford)
A small falls on Sprite Creek, north of Middle Sprite, in the town of Stratford. Accessibility is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Third Lake Outlet
Several small falls reported on this small hillside outlet from Third Lake to Long Lake in the northeast corner of the town of Statford. This is at the start of North Creek.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Stoner Lakes Outlet
Small waterfalls reported on the outlet from Stoner Lakes, south of Roster Hill in the town of Caroga. Park on E Stoner Lake Rd near the intersection with NY-10.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Redhouse Lake Outlet
Small waterfalls reported on the outlet from Red Lake, next to Oregon Mountain, in the north end of the town of Stratford.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Genesee County

Buttermilk Falls
A 70 ft tall falls on Oatka Creek north of Leroy. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Darien Falls
A seasonal waterfall in Darien Lake State Park on a tributary to Eighteenmile Creek and adjacent to the Finger Lakes Trail. I don’t have any other details.

1 waterfall – Map

Indian Falls
A 20 ft falls on Tonawanda Creek. Enjoy this falls from the Log Cabin Restaurant.

1 waterfall – Map

LeRoy Falls
A 6 ft high natural waterfall and 11 ft high dam spanning over 150 ft across Oatka Creek in the center of LeRoy.

2 waterfalls – Map

Morganville Falls
A 25 ft cascade down a jagged cliff on Black Creek, near Batavia. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Old Buttermilk Falls
See LeRoy Falls
Pembroke Falls
Two small cascades that can be see from Rt-5 in Pembroke. Best in low flow.

2 waterfalls – Map

Greene County

Artist Falls
A 15 ft tall waterfall below a covered footbridge on Kistatom Brook at the north end of Winter Clove (town of Cairo). Artist Falls starts out as a flume and then plunges into a pool. Upstream is Venus Bath. Access is through the Winter Clove Inn, and thus private property, but the resort tends to let visitors access it given permission. This policy could change at any time, so be sure to ask at the desk.

2 waterfalls – Map

Ashley Falls
See Mary’s Glen.
Austin Falls
A wide cascade across Catskill Creek, south of Leeds in a section called Austin Glen. Estimated at just under 10 ft high, the best chance of a view is from the NY-23A bridge. There’s no parking nearby, so you may need to walk a distance to get a view.

1 waterfall – Map

Austin Glen Cascades
Where the NYS Thruway crosses Catskill Creek, there are several cascades on either side. They are not easily viewable while driving, and stopping is discouraged. Land around the stretch of drops seems to be private and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Bastion Falls
A roadside set of 2 falls on Spruce Creek, downstream from Kaaterskill Falls.  NY-23A swoops upstream and turns back right at the base of the falls. The first drop is about 20 ft and the last is roughly 50. A trail leads down from Kaaterskill Falls and the parking lot on Laurel house Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Beaches Corners Falls
Several small cascades on East Kill near the old Camp Beecher site, in the town of Jewett. Maps show this is surrounded by private residential land, but you may be able to view the falls from an access point at the end of Beaches Corners Rd on the north end. Maps show the road crosses the kill, but that bridge has been removed recently.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Becker Hollow Falls
A broken concrete dam and a multitiered cascade of about 8-10 ft tall on the trail leading up to Hunter Mountain, through Becker Hollow. There is a DEC parking area off of NY-215 near Lane Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Black Chasm
Multiple falls line this ravine, a tributary to Platteskill Clove and Kaaterskill Creek. The tallest falls are estimated at 80 ft. A very difficult and dangerous hike with no defined trails.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Bridal Veil Falls (Plattekill Clove)
At 90 ft tall, this is the tallest falls in Plattekill Clove. It’s located just below Plattekill Falls and only the top is accessible on a difficult down-gorge trail that starts out at Platte Clove Rd. Climbing down is not advised.

1 Waterfall – Map

Bridal Veil Falls (Cairo)
See Glen Falls.
Bronck Mill Flume
The outlet from Broncks Lake and Reservoir flows east and down a cliff at the old Bronck Mill Site in Coxsackie. The flume is estimated to be over 30ft in height. A cascade is reported to be above it. It’s on private property.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Bushnellville Creek Falls
See Halcott Falls.
Buttermilk Falls (Kaaterskill Clove)
See Buttermilk Ravine.
Buttermilk Falls (Athens, near Greens Lake)
Three waterfalls (20 ft,  6ft, and 30 ft tall) on an unnamed tributary west of Greens Lake, near the hamlet of Leeds. Best in the wet season. This is a part of the Athens Forest Preserve and parking can be found off of Buttermilk Falls Rd.

3 waterfalls – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Hunter)
See Buttermilk Ravine.
Buttermilk Ravine
Buttermilk Ravine is one of several waterfall-filled mountainside creeks that can be visited if you branch off of the Long Trail, which runs the length of Roundtop Mountain and High Peak, in the town of Hunter. While this ravine has no official name, it is known locally for the most prominent falls within. Here you can find about 4 large waterfalls and several small cascades, although hey tend to be a trickle by late-summer.

This site includes (from mountaintop down):

  • Paradox Falls: At about 60 ft high, it may split into 2 or 3 separate ribbon cascades in low flow. It’s located upstream from Long Trail.
  • Buttermilk Falls: refers to series of 9 drops, depending on who’s counting. The first of these, a 45 ft high cascade/plunge combo, is what is often referred to as Buttermilk Falls. In the gorge just below, there is another 30 ft high cascade. 20 or so ft downstream from the second drop is the 3rd, which is roughly 40 ft high. The 4th drop is further downstream and is a cascade estimated at 100 ft high. The last drops in this part of the gorge are not very accessible. They are estimated to vary in height from 10-50 ft in height.
  • Triple Falls: At about 20-25 ft tall, the tributaryflows through notches in the caprock, creating separate ribbons, up to 3 of them, depending on how much flow.
  • Lower Buttermilk Falls: As the tributary reaches Kaaterskill it takes one more tumble. This last cascade is about 45 ft tall and empties directly into Kaaterskill. This one can be access from a path that leads down to Kaaterskill Creek from NY-23A.

Multiple large waterfalls – Map

Camp Beecher Falls
See Beaches Corners Falls.
Cauterskill Rd Falls
Where Cauterskill Rd crosses over Kaaterskill Creek, in the town of Catskill, there is a small dam under the bridge and a small drop downstream.

1 man-made dam, and 1 small waterfalls – Map

Colgate Lake Dam
A dam and footbridge on Colgate Lake, within the Colgate Lake Wild Forest in the town of Jewitt. It’s filled by East Kill comes from the east at Lake Capra, where there is another dam. There’s a parking area on the other side of CR-78.

1 man-made dam – Map

Countryman Kill Falls
Countryman Kill is a small stream that starts out at Stoppel Point and becomes Dutcher Creek near the base of the mountain (in the town of Cairo). There are a total of 5 waterfalls (from 10-25 ft high). The Dutcher Notch Trail has some offshoots that lead to the upper falls. The Yankee Smith Trail branches from the Winter Clove Trail for an approach from the south.

5 waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Coxsackie Creek Falls
Coxsackie Creek makes its way through a preserve, protected by the Greene Land Trust, just before it joins with the Hudson River in the town of Coxsackie. On the west end of the preserve there are several rock outcroppings along the way that form multiple cascades. There’s no parking that I know of. You may need to find a shoulder to pull onto and walk towards the creek.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Crystal Brook Resort Falls
See Riedbauers Waterfall.
Deans Mill Falls
Hannacrois Creek cascades about 30 ft down striking large rock layers and boulders in the town of East Baltimore. The falls is on private property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Delmura Falls
A 20-25 ft tall waterfall of a ledge along Kaaterskill Creek, east of Haines Falls, in the town of Hunter. A small gravel parking area on NY-23A has a trailhead for a short downhill path that leads to the falls. Five Cascades can be found upstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Diamond Notch Falls
A 10 ft falls located in Diamond Notch Hollow between Hunter and West Kill mountains. The Diamond Notch Trail from the west at the wend of Spruceton Rd. Along there way, assuming the flow is decent, there may be some smaller cascades to see.

1 waterfall – Map

Drummond Falls
A 2-3 ft drop with a large pool on Kaaterskill Creek, southeast of Palenville. It’s a popular swimming location for locals. The land around the creek and falls is posted. I am unsure if this includes the falls, so proceed with caution. Park on Drummond Falls Rd, on the north (wooded) side of the bridge and walk upstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Durham Falls
Where NY-145 crosses over an unnamed tributary in the hamlet of Durham, some small drops can be seen on either side.

A few small ledges – Map

East Durham Falls
A 25 ft high waterfall in a deep gorge on Throp Creek in East Durham. There’s parking next to the Stonebridge Rd Ext. The falls is viewable from the bridge. Upstream from the large falls are some small ledges and a mill pond dam.

1 large waterfalls, some small cascades, and a man-made dam – Map

East Kill Falls (Near Colgate Lake)
As the Colgate Lake Trail reaches East Kill, in the town of Jewett, there are two falls from 6-12 ft high.

1 waterfall – Map

Evergreen Falls (Plattekill Clove)
At 40 ft high, Evergreen Falls starts out as a cascade over and overhanging jagged cliff, then it plunges into a emerald pool. It’s located downstream from Red Rock Falls, in Plattekill Clove.

1 waterfall – Map

Fawns Leap
A constriction in the jagged gorge creates a 30 ft flume-like falls falls on Kaaterskill Creek (within Kaaterskill Clove, town of Catskill). Roadside parking is scarce, and the cliffs here are pretty dangerous. Moore’s Bridge Cascade is just downstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Ferndale Falls
See Niobe Falls.
Five Cascades
A beautiful series of five cascades on Kaaterskill Creek that total about 150 ft. Just upstream is Haines Falls, which, if included in this height total, would push the height to over 360 ft (the tallest in the state). The 5 drops in Five Cascades seem to zigzag through the gorge, one after another, making this one of the more picturesque falls in the region. It’s on private property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Gavin’s Irish Country Inn
This family resort in East Durham is located along Thorp Creek. There is an large cascade on the west end of the property (estimated at 30 ft high) and a small cascade downstream. Guests have access to the trails and falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Glen Falls
Glen Falls is a 30 ft high waterfall on Kiskatom Creek near the hamlet of Round Top, town of Cairo. A 25 ft high ribbon cascade, known as Bridal Veil Falls, can be seen across the gorge from the viewing platform. The management of the adjacent Glen Falls House may grant  access to the viewing platform to see these 2 falls, although the 3rd waterfall, the 25 ft high Icebox Falls, is only accessible to booked guests.

3 waterfalls – Map

Gray Rock Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A 10-12 ft high waterfall in Plattekill Clove, located downstream from Evergreen Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Haines Falls
Estimated at 160-180 ft tall, Haines Falls marks the start of Kaaterskill Clove. Located just upstream from Five Cascades on Kaaterskill Creek, it is, unfortunately, on private property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Halcott Falls
Right next to NY-42, but hidden away in the wooded roadside, Halcott Falls is a 40 ft cascade down a jagged cliff within the Catskill’s Deep Clove. The falls is on a seasonal tributary and thus dries up pretty quickly. A parking area for Halcott Mountain trailhead is found immediately north of the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Hannacroix Creek Falls
A 20 ft drop on Hannacoix Creek, within the Hannacroix Creek Preserve, southeast of New Baltimore. Just below the falls is the historic New Baltimore Swimming Hole. The Laverne Irving Trail will get you there.

1 waterfall – Map

Helena Falls
2 drops on Kaaterskill Creek in Palensville. NY-32A crosses the creek between the two drops, and is the only point at which to view them. The upper drop is about 10 ft tall and the lower drop is about 6 ft tall.

2 waterfalls – Map

Hell’s Hole
Multiple falls follow this short, but steep, gully before it enters Plattekill Clove.

Multiple small falls – Map

High Falls (Catskill)
A 40-50t ft waterfall in a narrow gorge on Kaaterskill Creek in the town of Catskill. It starts cascading over a few rock layers and then plunges down into a sizable pool. It can only be seen from above if you walk down into the gorge from the bridge. Upstream from the High Falls bridge is another cascade of about 20 ft.

2 waterfalls – Map

Hillyer Ravine
Hillyer Ravine is one of several waterfall-filled mountainside creeks that can be visited if you branch off of the  Long Trail, which runs the length of Roundtop Mountain and High Peak, in the town of Hunter. Here you can find about 20 large waterfalls, although hey tend to be a trickle by mid-summer.

This site includes (from mountaintop down):

  • Viola Falls (Upper): 3 falls. A series of rocky cascades over 100 ft high; A 30 ft plunge; and a 45 ft multitiered cascade.
  • Shelving Rock Falls: a 35 ft plunge followed by a 10-12 ft rocky cascade.
  • Viola Twin Cascade: A stepped cascade, about 40 ft high, that sometimes splits into two streams in higher flow.
  • Viola Falls: A beautiful and steep cascade down a mossy cliff. Two parts totaling about 35 ft high.
  • Viola Falls (Middle): A chute, possible 20 ft tall or more down and extremely narrow ravine. This is actually the beginning of the lower falls.
  • Viola Falls (Lower): The lower ravine is not very accessible and seems dangerous. Here the creek drops hundreds of feet across multiple waterfalls. It’s possible a hike upstream from Kaaterskill Creek may get you there.
  • Shadow Falls: At about 70 ft tall, this falls is found on a small branch in the ravine just east of Viola Falls (Lower) and requires a different approach.

Multiple large waterfalls – Map

Horseshoe Falls
See Bastion Falls.
Horseshoe Bend Falls
See Gray Rock Falls.
Icebox Falls
See Glen Falls.
Japanese Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A steep multitiered cascade, totaling over 100 ft in height found in Plattekill Clove, just bellow Rainbow Falls. This section of the gorge is very difficult to access.

1 waterfall – Map

Kaaterskill Falls
A massive 231 ft falls in two tiers, Kaaterskill Falls is as tall as it is iconic. The first drop, an overhanging plunge, is 167 ft tall. A 3/4 of a mile hike down from the Laurel House Road parking area isn’t an easy hike, but well-travelled. Hike further down to see Bastion Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Klein’s Falls
A 12 ft cascade on Kaaterskill Creek, west of the village of Catskill. The falls spans a particularly wide section of the creek. There’s a small pullover area on CR-30 (Cauterskill Ave) and a short path that leads to the base of the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Lake Capra Dam
A dam on Lake Capra, in the town of Jewitt. It drains into East Kill which fills Colgate Lake, where there is another dam. There’s parking , and a viewing area next to the dam. There is a resort on this lake and I’m not sure if the dam is on the property of the resort.

1 man-made dam with 2 spillways – Map

Leeds Falls
This section of the Catskill Creek, at the southern end of the hamlet of Leeds, has 3 cascades. The Lower of which is historically referred to as Leeds Falls. It now has an old dam on top of it. The two upstream cascades are just around the bend from the pond. Private Property.

3 waterfalls; one topped with a man-made dam – Map

Lover’s Glen Falls
See Diamond Notch Falls.
Lucas Kill Waterfalls
Lucas Kill carves a relatively small ravine out of the plateau just north of Plattekill Clove. There are 4 waterfalls to be found near the top. Flow is generally low, so visit after periods of rain. the first three falls are 15, 60, and 58 ft in height. The largest in the bunch is over 100 ft, but doesn’t seem to be accessible due to steep cliffs. An offshoot from the Huckleberry point trail near a mountaintop stream crossing is the most direct route there.

4 waterfalls – Map

Mary’s Glen
A 40 ft high waterfall (Known as Ashley Falls) located within the North-South Lake Campground of Catskill Park. It’s located along the Mary Glen Trail just after the first junction. There are a few smaller waterfalls further upstream. A day pass purchase is required if not staying at the campground.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Meadow Falls
USGS maps have this waterfall marked an unnamed tributary to Hannacrois Creek in the town of New Baltimore, but information in scarce. Property status is unknown.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Mill Pond Falls (Leeds)
See Leeds Falls.
Moore’s Bridge Falls
Downstream from Fawns Leap, this 10 ft cascade, near the bridge where NY-23A crosses over Kaaterskill Creek, in the town of Cairo. The falls and pool below are popular with tourists.

1 waterfall – Map

Niobe Falls
Niobe Falls is located on Kaaterskill Creek, between Kaaterskill Clove and Palenville. It’s an 8 ft tall drop off of a large slab of uneven rock. Downstream there are some smaller drops off of very straight ledges. Private Property. Access is for guests of The Waterfall House.

1 small waterfall – Map

Old Footbridge Falls
A very small drop on Kaaterskill Creek in Palenville. It’s not much, but easy to see from Mill Rd.

1 small waterfall – Map

Old Mill Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A 10 ft falls in two parts below a footbridge just upstream from Plattekill Falls in Plattekill Clove. This is the most accessible of the falls in the Clove and is an easy walk from the trailhead at Platte Clove Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Onteora Pond Dam
A dam under a bridge on the south end of this pond in the town of hunter. Access is via Kip Rd.

1 man-made dam – Map

Paradox Falls
See Buttermilk Ravine.
Plattekill Clove
Often erroneously called “Platte Clove” (which is the name of the old settlement on the west end and now the surrounding preserve) Plattekill Clove is a very steep ravine mostly in the town of Hunter, Greene County, but ends in Saugerties, Ulster County. The Clove, which was carved out by Kaaterskill Creek, features several large waterfalls, some of which are in the top 10 largest in the state. Unfortunately, getting to the majority of involves a dangerous hike, with climbing, risk of flash floods, and no maintained trails.  I have listed the known waterfalls in the clove separately in their respective counties.
Plattekill Falls (Plattekill Clove)
An estimated 60 ft high waterfall Plattekill Clove. All falls located in the Plattekill Clove are considered dangerous and extreme caution should be exercised when visiting and climbing around.

1 waterfall – Map

Pomeroy Falls
See Platteskill Falls.
Potuck Reservoir Dam and Falls
The east side of the reservoir, in the town of Coxaskie, flows over this dam and than a natural falls, on it’s way to Potic Creek.  The only access is through the filtration plant at the dam, and it is off limits.

1 man-made dam and natural waterfall – Map

Rainbow Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A beautiful ribbon plunge down a mossy cliff in Plattekill Clove, just below Bridal Veil Falls. Getting down here is difficult and not advised.

1 Waterfall – Map

Red Barn Falls
See Old Footbridge Falls.
Red Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A waterfall in Plattekill Clove, downstream from Gray Rock Falls, that is about 30 ft in height and often split into two distinct drops, the left being a cascade straight down a mossy cliff, while the right one winding more gradually around rock.

1 Waterfall – Map

Red Falls (Prattsville)
A jumbled series of cascades and ledges that occurs over an outcropping of stone in the Batavia Kill east of Prattsville. The outcropping totals over 25 ft and the falls takes on different characters based on flow. It can be seen from NY-23 or pull over to get a closer view.

1 Waterfall – Map

Red Rock Falls (Platekill Clove)
There are 3 parts to this falls (although most websites state just and upper and lower sections) within Plattekill Clove. A small cascade of 3-4 ft high empties into a small pool, which then tumbles down the Upper Falls (estimated at 25 ft high). after another small pool, the creek goes over the Lower Falls (35 ft tall) often in two distinct ribbon cascades, and then winds up in a larger pool. The lower falls is the most accessible of the bunch, and while very dangerous, still seems to attract swimmers.

3 waterfalls – Map

Riedlbauers Waterfall
A 20-25 ft plunge on Crystal Brook, south of Glen Falls, in the town of Cairo. Located in a wooded area near Crystal Book Resort property, but it seems to be accessible via the Riedlbauers Waterfall Trail coming from the north (start at Riedbauers Resort).

1 waterfall – Map

Rip Van Winkle Falls (Leeds)
See Leeds Falls.
Rip Van Winkle Hollow Falls
The Sleepy Hollow Trail is a footpath that runs up Rip Van Winkle Hollow (AKA Sleepy Hollow) on the east side of North Mountain. Here is the foundation of the Rip Van Wrinke House, which was build over Stony Brook where there are several cascades. The site of the old “mountain house” is on private property and not accessible, but the falls can be seen from the trail. The trailhead is located at the end of Mountain House Rd to the east.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Roaring Kill Falls
There are a few small cascades on Roaring Kill, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, along a trail that follow the kill. The Roaring Kill Parking area leads to the Pecoy Notch Trail. Instead of using this path, head northwest to where Roaring Kill Rd crosses the kill and look for a footpath on the left.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Rumble Tumble Falls
See Zoom Flume Water Park.
Santa Cruz Falls
See Santa Cruz Ravine.
Santa Cruz Ravine
Santa Cruz Ravine is one of several waterfall-filled mountainside creeks alongside Roundtop Mountain and High Peak, in the town of Hunter. Santa Cruz Ravine is located west of Buttermilk Ravine and runs through private property. Landslides is recent years has made the location very dangerous. There are at least 4 large waterfalls here, but only one is accessible. The rest are off limits.

This site includes (from mountaintop down):

  • Upper Santa Cruz Falls 1: This is the only waterfall in this ravine that you are allowed to access. It’s located upstream from the Long Path trail. While the water cascades will over 70 ft here, because it’s so high up the mountain, it doesn’t carry much water. Visit right after rain.
  • Upper Santa Cruz Falls 2: A cascade no taller than 20 ft. It’s located on private property and is not accessible.
  • Upper Santa Cruz Falls 3: Another cascade no taller than 20 ft. It’s located on private property and is not accessible.
  • Santa Cruz Falls: Possibly the tallest waterfall in the state, with an estimated height of 300 ft. It has plunges, steep and gradual cascades, as well as some separate drops in higher flow. While the larger drops are massive, a very gradual cascade over a gentle sloping rubble is what adds to its massive height. It’s completely off limits.

Multiple large waterfalls – Map

Shadow Falls
See Hillyer Ravine.
Shelving Rock Falls
See Hillyer Ravine.
Shimmering Falls
See Zoom Flume Water Park.
Silver Lake Dam
A dam and covered bridge at the south end of Silver Lake, in the town of Windham. It’s on private property, but viewable from High Peak Rd.

1 man-made dam – Map

Silver Spur Road Falls
A waterfall is reported to be on this unnamed tributary to Catskill Creek, south of Cairo.  The tributary runs down about 60 ft down to the valley, but details on the falls here are scarce. It seems to be on private property.

1 waterfall – Map

Sleepy Hollow Lake Dam
A large dam at the south end of Sleep Hollow Lake, which is fed by Murders Creek. The dam is mostly covered in grass, but the west end has a 360 ft long spillway. A utility road extends to the spillway from Sleepy Hollow Rd on the west side.

1 man-made dam – Map

Sleepy Hollow Notch Falls
Downstream from Rip Van Wrinkle’s house and falls, is this series of 3 waterfalls, near the trailhead by Mountain House Rd. Reportedly 12, 6, and 4 ft tall.

3 waterfalls – Map

Stony Brook Falls (Catskill)
Reported, but unconfirmed, waterfall in this tributary to Kaaterskill Creek in the town of Catskill. Accessibility is unknown.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Stony Notch Falls
A seasonal mountainside cascade in Devils Tombstone, which is within the Stony Notch area of the town of Hunter. A parking area is off of NY-214 at Notch Lake. Take the Devil’s path trail up from there and veer right to an offshoot after about 300 ft.

1 waterfall – Map

Surprise Falls
When driving on NY-81 in the town of Greenville, there is a waterfall on a unnamed creek hidden in the woods to the south. Look for it as you pass over the creek, across from hours number 3224. Best seen then the leaves are off the trees.

1 waterfall – Map

Tannery Bridge Falls
A 2 ft drop along Kaaterskill Creek in Palenville. It’s just below the Woodstock Ave bridge. There’s a small parking area along the road north of the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Timber Lake Dam
A man-made dam at the southern end of North Timber Lake in the town of Lexington. Stones piled on the dam give it a natural appearance. It’s located within Timber Lake Camp, which is private.

1 man-made dam – Map

Triple Falls
See Buttermilk Ravine.
Unnamed Cascades (Plattekill Clove)
Downstream from Japanese Falls, in Plattekill Clove, the gorge narrows and several small waterfalls can be found (relative to the massive falls found upstream).

5 waterfalls – Map

Unnamed Waterfall (Schoharie Creek west of Tannersville)
An old broken dam and ruins of a mill on Schoharie Creek, west of Tannersville. Accessibility is unknown.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Viola Falls
See Hillyer Ravine.
Wildcat Falls
See Wildcat Ravine.
Wildcat Ravine
Wildcat Ravine is one of several waterfall-filled mountainside creeks that can be visited if you branch off of the Long Trail, which runs the length of Roundtop Mountain and High Peak, in the town of Hunter. Wildcat Ravine is located in-between Hillyer and Buttermilk Ravines. Within the ravine are 5 large waterfalls, although they tend to dry up by late-summer.

This site includes (from mountaintop down):

  • Wildcat Falls 1: The first waterfall down the ravine is actually 3 separate cascades, one right after another. In total it measures about 35 ft in height. It can be found upstream from the trail.
  • Wildcat Falls 2: A bit further down the gorge is this 60 ft high falls that starts out with a plunge from an overhanging ledge, then continues to plunge and cascade down.  It can be found upstream from the trail.
  • Wildcat Falls 3: A straight drop off of a sheer cliff that’s about 70 ft high.
  • Lower Wildcat Falls 1: The lower falls are difficult to get to. This first one is a 60 ft drops that bounces off of a few ledges along the way.
  • Lower Wildcat Falls 2: Estimated at 30-35 ft high.

Multiple large waterfalls – Map

Winter Clove Falls
Large multitiered cascade that runs almost 100 ft along Kiskatom Brook, within Winter Clove, about halfway up North Mountain. Take the Winter Clove Falls Trail, which can be picked up from the Webster’s Pass Trail in Winter Clove.

1 waterfall – Map

Woodstock Dam and Falls
An old broken dam and a few waterfalls on Catskill Creek in Woodstock in the town of Cairo (not the . The upper falls can be seen from the NY-32 bridge. The lower falls can be access through a path on the south side. You may have to park far down the road and walk to the site.

2 waterfalls – Map

Zoom Flume Water Park
Amidst the chlorinated attractions at this water park in Durham, a tributary to Cornwall Creek carves out a gorge and creates two natural waterfalls that flow through the park. Rumble Tumble Falls and Shimmering Falls downstream can be best seen from the footbridges over the creek.

2 waterfalls – Map

Hamilton County

Arietta Falls
A cascade down rock formation that intersects with the West Branch of the Sacandaga River in the town of Arietta. There’s a roadside parking area and trailhead just west on NY-10.

1 waterfall – Map

Auger Falls
A series of drops totaling roughly 100 ft high in this slanted narrow gorge on the Sacandaga River in the town of Wells. The trail loop can be picked up to the west on NY-8. There are small drops and wading areas in the gorge upstream from the falls.

Multiple falls – Map

Austin Falls
A 40 ft long gradual chute-like falls, tumbling across large slanted rock formations, in a narrow section of  the Sacandaga River in the town of Well (east of Lake Pleasant). There are some pull-over areas on NY-8 with trails to get to the river. One common one is to the south near the Old Rt 30 bridge is.

1 waterfall – Map

Beaver Brook Falls
As Beaver Brook makes it’s last descent towards Indian Lake, it drops over over 50 ft over a few hundred yards. I am unsure just how much of a waterfall this makes.

1 waterfall – Map

Bray House Falls
In the southwest corner of the town of Arietta, East Canada Creek that drops about 15 feet over a bulge of rock creating a foaming falls. There are some pools and few small drops downstream. Park on Powley Road and follow the trail east to the creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Buckhorn Lake Falls
A small 30-40 ft cascade in a small gorge on the outlet of Buckhorn Lake, east of Piseco Lake, in the town of Lake Pleasant. The Northville-Placid Trail, can be picked up from the north-west off of NY-8, near Rudeston. The trail will get you to a footbridge over the outlet, and an offshoot from there goes to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Arietta)
A wide and frothy cascade on the Raquette River in the town of Arietta. Tucked away in a scenic valley, this 25 ft high waterfall is probably one of the most popular waterfalls in the Adirondacks. Park roadside on North Point Rd (CR-3) and follow short the path into the woods and to the river.

1 waterfall – Map

Cascade Falls
A 35 ft waterfall off a sheer cliff in the town of Inlet. It occurs on the Cascade Lake Inlet, with the lake just downstream. The Cascade Lake Trail will get you there. The parking area is on Bog Moose Rd, just north of the hamlet of Eagle Bay.

1 waterfall – Map

Cascade Pond Outlet
Cascade Pond, South of Blue Mountain Lake, in the town of Indian Lake, flown north through a mountaintop marsh, then turns east, dropping over 80 ft in a 5th of a mile.  Along this stretch there is a 5 foot waterfall and a handful of very small drops.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Cedar River Falls
A small set of rapid-like drops on the Cedar River in the town of Indian Lake. It’s more rapids than falls. It’s located right next to the Cedar River Golf Course. A small trail leads from Dear Trail Road.

Rapids – Map

Christine Falls
An estimated 40 ft. tiered cascade and hydroelectric dam in a narrow gorge on the Sacandaga River in the town of Wells. Access is from a pull-over on NY-8 right at the falls, or head a quarter mile upstream, cross the 12-ton wooden bridge and loop around to see it from the other side.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Cold Brook Falls
5 and 20 ft cascades on Cold Brook, a tributary of the West Sacandaga River. It’s just north of Big Hedgehog Mountain. West Sacandaga River Falls which is less than half a mile up the river. The Northville-Placid Trail runs east of here and an offshoot heads west towards this falls.

2 waterfalls – Map

Cold Stream Falls
Two waterfalls reported on Cold Steam in the Town of Arietta, north of Piseco Lake. The Northville-Placid Trail runs east of here. Getting here may involve some bushwhacking.

2 waterfalls (unconfirmed) – Map

Cotter Brook Falls
A small 4 ft cascade on Cotter Brook in the town of Wells. The hike starts at the Gorge Creek Trailhead off of NY-8 to the north, and then turn right onto the Cotter Brook Trail intersection.

1 waterfall – Map

County Line Brook
3 waterfalls can be found within the first 2 miles up County Line Brook, in the town of Wells. One is reported to be over 20 ft tall. A trail runs up the west side of the brook.

3 waterfalls – Map

Crotched Pond Outlet
At least 1 waterfall reported on this outlet from Crotched Pond (in the town of Indian Lake) as it leads down to Indian Lake. A trail begins at the end of Crotched Pond Road.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Death Falls
This 50 ft high cascade just south of the Golden Beach campground on Indian Lake. Named for Death Brook, the creek it empties into. It’s often called Death Brook Falls, but it’s not actually on Death Brook. There is a well known trail that can be accessed from a dirt road off of NY-28 (near the campground entrance.

1 waterfall – Map

Dug Mountain Falls
One 4 ft and one 40 ft cascade on Dug Brook, just before it empties into the Jessup River, south of Indian Lake. May not be completely accessible on foot, but a branch of the old Dug Mountain Road can be picked up from Deerfoot Lodge Rd, off of NY-30. It leads to the brook and pretty close the falls. The rest of the way may require some bushwhacking. The falls is a popular stop with paddlers travelling up the Jessup River.

2 waterfalls – Map

East Inlet Brook
Several small cascades can be found on this valley south of East Inlet Mountain, in the town of Long Lake.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Extract Brook
Extract Brook runs from Macomber and Buckhorn mountains in the town of Wells, south to the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. Along the way there are multiple small cascades.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Falls Pond Outlet
At least one waterfall on the outlet from Falls Pond in the town of Inlet. The outlet is on the north end of the pond. There’s a parking area on Otter Brook Road, and take the Brooktrout Lake Trail to where it branches off to the Falls Pond Trail. The outlet parallels this trail.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Fishing Brook Falls
A small pond dam under a foot bridge over Fishing Brook in the town of Long Lake. It’s about 4 or 5 ft tall and has a pile of stones at the base, giving it some natural characteristics. The land is posted, but it can be seen from NY-29N (Newcomb Rd).

1 man-made dam – Map

Frenchs Vly Falls
A 10-15 ft cascade on a tributary to Frenchs Vly, near the base of Bethune Mountain in the town of Morehouse.

1 waterfall – Map

Goldmine Falls
A waterfall of about 30 ft high, the top 3rd tumbles over jagged rock, and then flows through a narrow channel for the last 2/3rds. It’s located on Goldmine Creek in the town of Arietta. The trail, which starts out in the east on Powley Rd, is not well marked, but leads directly to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Griffin Falls
A beautiful stretch of the East Branch of the Sacandaga River in the town of Wells that has a series of short drops totaling 5-8 ft in height. There’s a dirt road (Teachout Rd) of of NY-8 that leads to a bridge just upstream from the falls.  Park roadside just north of the bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Goff Creek Falls
Three falls on Groff Creek in the towns of Hope and Benson, just south of Southerland Mountain. The lower fall is a thin 18 ft ribbon cascade. The middle falls, also a ribbon cascade, is about 30 ft in two parts. The upper falls is a 15 ft ribbon cascade over a steep mossy cliff. River Road terminates east of the gorge, but continues on as a trail, leading right to the falls.

3 waterfalls – Map

Harris Rift
The Harris Rift is the name given to a stretch the Hudson River that cuts a deep gorge in the mountains. There are mild rapids that run along this area. The Kettle Rapids are just west of here.

Rapids – Map

Hatchery Creek Falls
See Whiskey Brook Falls.
Hope Falls
see Tenant Creek Falls
Indian Head Rapids
A stretch of Rapids on the Indian River north east of Lake Abanakee, in the town of Indian Lake. Some paths lead straight down from Chain Lakes Road.

Rapids – Map

Indian Lake Outlet
Located within the West Canada Lake Wilderness, the Indian Lake Outlet runs northwest from Indian Lake, in the town of Morehouse, to the Indian River. Along the way there are 3 sizable cascades, and several very small drops.

3 waterfalls – Map

Indian River Falls (Indian Lake)
See Indian Head Rapids.
Jimmy Creek Falls (East)
Three cascades, ranging from 20-30 ft high on a trail that follows Jimmy Creek in the town of Wells. There’s a parking area at the trailhead off of NY-8.

3 waterfalls – Map

Jimmy Creek Falls (West)
A 15 ft and 30 ft falls on Jimmy Creek in the town of Wells. There’s a spot to park on West River Road just west of the bridge over the creek. A trail leads upstream and to the falls.

2 waterfalls – Map

Jockeybush Outlet
The Jokeybush Outlet runs from Jockeybush Lake, in the town of Arietta, east towards Pine Mountain and the West Branch of the Sacandaga River. Along the way there are a few cascades, one of which is is just over 20 ft high. The Jockeybush Lake Trail runs from NY-10, up the outlet and to the lake.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Johnny Mack Brook
A 10-15 ft cascade can be seen on Johnny Mack Brook, just off the southern end of the Rock Lake Trail, in the town of Indian Lake.

1 waterfall – Map

Kettle Mountain Rapids
Just upstream from the Harris Rift, thee rapids on the Hudson River are shorter in length, but there are some defined ledges that could be considered small waterfalls by some.

Rapids – Map

Kunjamuk River Falls
A small set of letches on the Kunjamuk River near Poplar Hill in the town of Wells. The Southern part of the Kunjamuk River Trail passes by here.

Several small ledges – Map

Lake Algonquin Dam
A 6-8 ft tall hydroelectric dam on the south end of Lake Algonquin, in the hamlet of Wells. There’s a small parking area off of CR-5.

1 man-made dam – Map

Lambda Falls
Unverified report of a waterfall on a tributary to Robbs Creek in the town of Wells. The Robbs Creek Trail follow the main branch. This falls is reported to be on the tributary coming in from the east.

Unknown – Map

Loon Brook Ledges
A set of small ledges on Loon Brook have been washed out by rising levels of Utowana Lake. The Ledges are no more.

No longer exists – Map

Macomber Creek Falls
A waterfall reported on Macomber Creek just before it empties into the Sacandaga River, just north of Auger Falls. A snowmobile trail on the east side of the Sacandaga goes from Teachout Rd in the east, passes Auger Falls, and then crosses Macomber Creek. At the creek head downstream.

1 waterfall – Map

North Branch Sacandaga
A small cascade can be found on the North Branch of the Sacandaga River near Sherman Mountain in the town of Arietta. A trail heads from NY-10 in the south. It branches about a half mile in. Take the left/north branch. The falls is a bit off the trail near when it meets up with the river.

1 waterfall – Map

OK Slip Falls
A massive multi-tiered falls totaling about 150 ft in height. It’s on a newly acquired tract of state land and is once again accessible to the public. It’s even visible from from Kettle Mountain across the valley. Parking is off of NY-28 where it branches off briefly to Old Rt 28N. It’s then a 3 mile hike on a clearly-marked trail north to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Owl Pond Outlet Falls
A 6-10 ft sliding cascade on the outlet from Owl Pond as it runs downhill to the West Branch of the Sacandaga River in the town of Arietta. I am unaware of any trails that lead here.

1 waterfall – Map

Pashley Falls
Barely a waterfall, but an enjoyable hike along the Cedar River near Indian Lake. The Pashley Falls Loop can be picked up at the end of Pelon Rd in Indian Lake.

1 small waterfall – Map

Potholers Falls
See Bray House Falls.
The Rifts
See Harris Rift.
Robbs Creek Falls
see Lambda Falls.
Rock Dam
A natural rock wall forms a dam-like structure across the South Branch of the Moose River (right where the Red River meets it). Located in the town of Inlet. When flow is moderate, the dam creates a small drop. There’s a Parking area to the northwest on Rock Dam Road, and a 1.4 mile trail that leads to the site.

1 natural dam – Map

Rock River Cascades
A few small drops on the Rock River, just north of Rock Lake in the town of Indian Lake. The Rock River Trail, which starts to the south on NY-28, runs by here, but doesn’t get too close to the river, so some off-trail exploring may be needed.

1 waterfall – Map

Round Lake Stream
An old man-made dam and a few small cascades/rapids  can be found on this outlet that flow north from Round Lake in the town of Long Lake. The Round Lake Trail leads to the outlet, and the outlet can be hiked downstream.

1 man-made dam and multiple waterfalls/rapids – Map

Sampson Bog Outlet Falls
A 4-6 ft sliding cascade on the Sampson Bog Outlet in the West Canada Lake Wilderness, town of Arietta. The Northville Placid Trail passing over the outlet on a footbridge and the falls nearby this bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Secret Falls
see Death Falls.
Shingle Brook Falls
A multitiered ribbon cascade on Shingle Brook just before it meets with the Kunjamuk River in the town of Wells.

1 waterfall – Map

Shingle Brook Falls (Upper)
A multitiered cascade on Shingle Brook found about a mile and a half upstream (east) of the other falls on Shingle Brook, town of Wells.

1 waterfall – Map

Squaw Brook Falls
A small (8-10 ft height) roadside falls below a bridge on the west side of Indian Lake in the Adirondacks, town of Indian Lake. The falls can be seen from the NY-30 Bridge above, if you peer over. One side of the falls is posted, but it appears the other is accessible. It’s possible that construction of the road here created the falls. When lake levels are high, the falls empties directly into the lake. When low, it travels downward over rock another 20-30 ft, if it has any water flowing at all.

1 waterfall – Map

South Inlet Cascades
A few small drops (totaling about 3 ft) on the South Inlet to Raquette Lake. The Sagamore Lake Trail can be picked up from Sagamore Rd. A link head north towards the inlet and crosses just over the cascades. Alternatively the Sacamore Cascades Trail is further north on Sagamore road, leads more directly to the inlet.

1 waterfall – Map

T Lake Falls
Estimated to be over 500 ft total drop (possibly even 600 ft, depending on how one measures). Making it possibly the highest in the state. The falls is on an unnamed tributary of the South Branch West Canada Creek in the town of Arietta. It is an outlet of T Lake. The slope of the upper reaches of the falls is slippery and a number of deaths have occurred here over the years. A trail leads from CR-24 in Piseco, passes by T Lake, and leads to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Tenant Creek Falls
A 40 ft tall cascade on Tenant Creek, just north of Rand Mountain in the town of Hope. A trail leads from Mudcreek Rd, passes by the fall and leads to two smaller falls within a mile and a half upstream. The trail, falls, and the pool below the falls are pretty popular in the region.

3 waterfalls – Map

Touey Falls
A falls of unknown type/height on the Salmon Lake Outlet in the town of Long Lake. I couldn’t find any trails leading to this location.

1 waterfall – Map

Twin Lakes Falls
A waterfall on the Twin Lakes Outlet in the town of Piseco. Take the trail to T Lake Falls, follow a branch leading south to get to Twin Lakes. The falls are located just south of the Twin Lakes.

1 waterfall – Map

Utowana Lake Spillway
A small dam on the west end of Utowana Lake. A dirt road leads up from NY-28 and there’s a hand craft launch site adjacent.

1 man-made dam – Map

Vly Creek Falls
A 30 ft cascade on Vly Creek in the south end of the town of Wells. A trail leads up the creek from the end of Hermandez Rd to the north.

1 waterfall – Map

Wakely Dam
A 6ft dam under a bridge at the north end of the Cedar River Flow, near the Cedar River Campsites (town of Lake Pleasant).

1 man-made dam – Map

West Sacandaga River Falls
12 and 8 ft cascades in a narrow section of the West Sacandaga River in the town of Wells. The Northfield-Placid Trail branches west, crosses Cold Brook, and heads to the falls here.

2 waterfalls- Map

West Sacandaga River Falls 2
10 and 20 ft high waterfalls on the West Sacandaga River in the town of Wells. The Northfield-Placid Trail branches west, crosses Cold Brook, passed the first set of fall on the river, and heads to the falls here.

2 waterfalls – Map

West Stony Creek Falls
A small 4 ft cascade along the North Branch of West Stony Creek  in town of Benson. The Northville-Placid Trail will get you there.

1 waterfall – Map

Whiskey Brook Falls
A small 6 ft high cascade on Hatchery Creek, just north of Lake Pleasant. There’s room to pull over on NY-30, and the falls is a short walk from there. Whiskey Brook is actually a tributary to Hatchery Creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Yale Brook
I could not verify reports of 1 or 2 waterfalls on Yale Brook, east of Panther Mountain, in the town of Inlet. A logging road passes through here.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Herkimer County

Alder Creek Falls (near Cowboy Beaver Meadow)
A waterfall on Alder Creek, just east of the county line, that seems to be an old mill site. It’s possible there is a dam here. There is a building nearby, so I’m not sure if this falls is accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Baby Lake Falls
See Jacks Falls.
Barbara Smit Young Arboretum Waterfall
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Beardslee Falls
A 40-50 ft falls on East Canada Creek on the border of Herkimer and Montgomery Counties. The upper portion is a gradual cascade, which ends in a pond. The creek then follows a narrow channel on the Herkimer side of the creek as it makes its way to the lower falls. The dam holding back East Canada Lake diverts a great deal of the water that would make this falls a pretty amazing sight at full flow. The falls is on private property and is currently posted.

1 waterfall – Map

Beaver River Cascades (near Moshier Falls)
Downstream from Moshier Falls are a few rock outcroppings that create small cascades along the Beaver River in the town of Webb. Private Property.

Multiple waterfall – Map

Beckus Gulf
Beckus Gulf, in the town of Litchfield, descends over 250 ft as it heads towards the Ilion Gorge. The gorge can be hiked along Jerusalem Hill Rd, starting from NY-51. Along the way this beautiful creek has several very small cascades.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Black Creek (Norway)
A small stretch of Black Creek in the town of Norway that has some drops over a rock outcropping. This is just east of the Gray-Wilmurt Rd bridge over the Creek. Property status is unknown.

Several small drops – Map

Bloodsucker Pond Outlet
The outlet of this small pond in the town of Webb almost immediately slides down a 120ft hillside. In that short span, there’s at least one small waterfall.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Boyer Lake Outlet
See Stony Brook.
Buttermilk Falls (Frankfort)
A cascade in an undeveloped gorge along Starch Factory Creek, south Of Utica. Access is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Little Falls)
An unnamed creek has this beautiful 40 ft waterfall in the city of Little Falls. A small park least to a trailhead. Park at the lot at the end of Burch St.

1 waterfall – Map

Castle Road Falls
See Old City Falls.
Cheese Box Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Clapsaddle Falls
A tall cascade located on an unnamed tributary in South Ilion. Access is through Sapsaddle Farms, which has events and activities open to the public.

1 waterfall – Map

Cold Brook
I have seen this referenced as “Cold Brook,” but according to the USGS this waterway is unnamed. Located between an upland marsh and the Middle Branch of the Black River, in the town of Ohio, this brook drops about 120 ft as it approaches the Black River, creating at least 4 small waterfalls along the way. A trail starts out at Wolf Creek Road to the west and crosses the brook.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Creamery Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Dave’s Look Out Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Dolgeville Mill Falls
Access is best through Fulton County.
East Canada Lake Dam
A hydroelectric dam on the south end of East Canada Lake, just north of Beardslee Falls. Currently posted and off limits.

1 Man-made dam – Map

Farrington Road Falls
See Old City Falls (Upper).
Faville Falls
A series of cascades, over 60 ft in total height, on Ransom Creek in the town of Manheim. There’s roadside parking on Peckville Rd, just west of where it merges with Moore Rd. A short trail leads south and to tall the falls.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Foxes Falls
There is some confusion on the name. This is a small tributary to Spinnerville Gulf, which is northeast of Spinnerville. This creek walk features multiple waterfalls and one Foxes Falls, which is one of the most unique in the state. Framed by a massive jagged limestone cliffs, the falls cascades over 30 feet into the cathedral-like gorge. There are smaller waterfalls to find downstream. A dirt access road off of Spinnerville Gulf Road can get you there. I’m unsure about accessibility.

Multiple waterfalls – Map (Approximate)

Frankfort Gorge
A stretch of Moyer Creek, west of the village of Frankfort that features several roadside drops. They can be spotted from NY-171 or park at the intersection of Furnace Rd and NY-171 and head there on foot.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

High Falls (Dolgeville)
Access from Herkimer County is off limits. A view is possible from the Fulton County side.
High Falls (Old City)
See Wolf Hollow Falls.
High Falls (Wilmurt)
A 10 ft high U-shaped waterfall on West Canada Creek, north of Butler Lake, in the town of Ohio. Views can be had from the Gray-Wilmurt Bridge over the creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Hinckley Reservoir Dam
Constructed in 1915 to feed the Erie Canal, Hinckley Reservoir has a surface area of about 4.5 miles. The Southwest end has a large dam and moderately sized power facility. There is a parking area off of Cady Rd.

1 man-made dam – Map

Hole in the Wall Falls
See November Falls.
Honnedaga Falls
See Jacks Falls.
Jacks Falls
A 30 ft high cascade on Honnedaga Brook, downstream from Honnedaga and Baby Lakes in the town of Cold Brook. There are a few smaller cascades along the brook. The Baby Lake Falls Trail follows the brook and passes the falls.

Multiple Falls – Map

Kelly Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Kettle Hole Falls
3 small waterfalls on the outlet from Raven Lake as it drains into the Stillwater Reservoir in the town of Webb. There’s a trailhead of of Necessary Dam Rd to the north.

3 waterfalls – Map

Limekiln Falls
A 6 ft high waterfall on the South Branch of the Moose River in the town of Ohio. A trail heads southwest from the Limekiln State Campground, site #87 for the trailhead. A day use fee may be charged at the campground.

1 waterfall – Map

Little Falls
A series of 4 dam drops and rapids where the Erie Canal splits and rejoins the Mohawk River in the middle of the city of Little Falls. They are easily visible from the NY-167 bridge and various business parking lots along the river.

Multiple man-made dams and rapids – Map

Little South Lake Dam
A man-made has a spout that creates a waterfall kicking off the South Branch of the Black River, in the town of Ohio. A trail passes by here, but I’m not sure of the name of it.

1 man-made dam – Map

Maltanner Creek Falls
A handful of small cascades and drops on Maltanner Creek, in the town of Fairfield. They can be seen from the NY-29 stone arch bridge over the creek.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Middle Branch Black River (near North Lake)
The Middle Branch of the Black River descends about 100 ft just before it joins with North Lake in the town of Ohio. There are some small cascades along this stretch. A walk upstream from Wolf Creek Rd is probably the best wat to explore this area.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Middle Branch Lake Outlet
The outlet from Middle Branch Lake, in the town of Webb, has a single waterfall. The best way to reach it is to take the Big Otter Lake Trail to the lake. You then may need to bushwhack a bit to get to the south end and then follow the outlet to the falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Mill Creek Falls
A handful of small waterfalls appear on Mill Creek in the town of Russia, east of Trenton Falls. You can park by the intersection of Russia and Hinkley Roads, then scramble down to the creek from Russia Rd.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Miracle Mile Cascade
A seasonal runoff ribbon cascade on the south end of Little Falls, right along the Miracle Mile Fitness Trail. Easily seen from Danube St.

1 waterfall – Map

Morgan Dam
A hydroelectric dam at about 4 ft high and a small natural drop just downstream. It can be seen from the Dover Rd Bridge.

1 man-made dam and 1 small waterfall – Map

Moshier Falls
A hydroelectric dam tops this 600 ft long cascade on the Beaver River in the town of Webb. Over that length, the river droops over 65 ft. This one is best when water level are high. Park along Moshier Rd, and head towards the river where there is a kayak put in area.

1 man-made dam and 1 waterfall – Map

Newport Dam
A 6ft tall hydroelectric dam on West Canada Creek in the town of Newport. The best views are from the historic stone arch bridge that crosses just downstream from the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Nobleboro Falls
Listed as a waterfall on some website, this is a barely noticeable single drop on West Canada Creek in the town of Ohio. There is a scenic overlook off of NY-8 and Haskell Rd that gives a direct view of it.

1 small waterfall – Map

North Gage Road Falls
A series of small waterfalls and slides on an unnamed tributary to West Canada Creek in the town of Newport. Some are visible from North Gage Rd. The property status for land around the falls is unknown.

Multiple waterfall – Map

November Falls
A waterfall of unknown characteristics reported on Twin Lakes Stream in the town of Forest Port. The Twin Lakes Trail runs along the north side of the creek, but uphill from the water.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Ohisa Creek Falls
Ohisa Creek cuts out a sizable gorge as it heads north through the town of Stark. From NY-168, you can hike south along the Creek passing several small drops, 10 and 15 ft waterfalls, and reach the 80 ft cascade at the end.  Start the creek walk from a pullover just west of the creek on NY-168. The hike is just over a mile one way (head southwest). Best in higher flow.

3 waterfalls – Map (parking)

Old City Falls (Lower)
A 45 ft cascade in two sections just below an old stone arch bridge on Wolf Hollow Creek. This location, known as “Old City” was one of the first settlements of Herkimer County. The bottom half of the falls is viewable from the stone arch bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Old City Falls (Upper)
A 12 ft cascade in two sections upstream from the lower falls. It’s on private property, but viewable from Farrington Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Partridge Hill Falls
A 40 ft cascade on an unnamed outlet of a man-made pond in the hamlet of Trenton Falls, town of Trenton. The falls is on Private Property (do not trespass), but clearly visible from Partridge Hill Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Poly-Miller Gulf
See Foxes Falls.
Remsen Falls
A short set of rapids, with a drop of only a few feet, on the Moose River South Branch in the town of Webb. The Remsen Falls Trail leads north to the falls from  Wolf Lake Landing Road.

Rapids – Map

Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center
The Owen D Young Central School District has developed this historically and naturally significant trail and opened it for the public to enjoy. This stretch of Otsquago Creek in Van Hornsville hosts 7 waterfalls and a few limestone caves across a short hike. Visitors will also find a remnants of an old dam, sawmill, and foundation of an old cheesebox factory.

Multiple falls and caves – Map

Sand Lake Falls
Sand Lake drains into Woodhull Creek which drops over 150 ft along the first mile. The Sand Lake Trail passes by two sets of rapids and a cascade at this point. A third set of rapids can be found by exploring further downstream.

1 waterfall and 3 sets of rapids – Map

Saw Mill Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
Sliding Falls
USGS maps have this waterfall listed on the Robinson River in the town of Webb. I can’t find any photographs or information on the falls. Satellite images don’t show anything promising. It’s possible there’s rapids or a very shallow slide over flat rock. Accessibility is unknown.

Unknown – Map

Smokey Hollow
Two small waterfalls can be found on Shed Brook as it joins with Smokey Hollow in the town of Newport. The falls can be seen from the side of Newport Rd.

2 waterfalls – Map

Spinnerville Gulf
See Foxes Falls.
Spruce Creek Falls (Salisbury Center)
2 moderately-sized waterfalls on Spruce Creek in the hamlet of Salisbury Center. The upper falls is about 10 ft high and slide-like. Upstream from here is a historic covered bridge. The bridge has some small drops/rapids below it. Downstream from the upper falls is another slide, also 10 ft high. There’s a parking area on Fairview Rd, and the north end of the creek has a short pathway offering nice views of the falls and bridge.

2 waterfalls and rapids – Map

Spruce Lake Dam
A hydroelectric dam at the south end of Spruce Lake in the town of Salisbury. There’s a parking area at the end of Tucker Drive and a footpath to the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Stony Brook (near Boyer Lake)
Boyer Lake is in the northeast corner of the town of Salisbury. It’s outlet is Stony Brook. Just southwest of the lake, the outlet runs down a hillside creating at least one small drop just before it reaches a small marsh.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

T R Proctor Park
A man-made step cascade on Starch Factory Creek as it passes under Welsh Bush Rd at the south end of this municipal park in Utica.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Trenton Falls
West Canada Creek is half in Herkimer and half in Oneida. Access to these waterfalls are through Oneida County.
Twitchell Creek Falls
A slide-like waterfall no more than 10 ft tall, just south of Twitchell Lake, in the town of Webb. It’s a short hike to the creek from Twitchell Rd before.

1 waterfalls – Map

Van Hornsville Falls
See Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center.
White Pond Outlet Falls
This short outlet from White Pond, in the town of Forestport, runs down a 8 ft cascade just before it empties in a smaller, unnamed pond. White Pond Trail starts out to the south off of Rock Dam Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Windfall Pond Outlet
A small cascade on Windfall Pond Outlet in the town of Webb, near the second bridge on the trail. The trailhead is off of Big Moose Rd.

1 small waterfall – Map

Wolf Hollow Falls
Upstream from Old City Falls, this is a slide-like falls with a few small drops in this narrow section of Wolf Hollow. It’s about 15 ft high in total. Accessibility is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Woodhull Creek Falls
See Sand Lake Falls.

Jefferson County

Adams Dam Falls
A dam and a small v-shaped ledge on Sandy Creek in the middle of the village of Adams. It’s viewable from the S. Park St Bridge (be mindful of traffic) or via a small footpath on the north end of the bridge.

1 man-made dam and small ledge. – Map

Barrett Creek Falls
Reported waterfall on Barrett Creek south of Clayton. The presence of a mill pond upstream leads me to believe there is a dam. It’s on private property.

Unknown – Map

Beaver Falls
A 20 ft cascade on an unnamed tributary to the Beaver Meadows Marsh, southwest of Watertown. Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Beebee Island Main Dam
See Great Falls (Watertown).
Belleville Falls
A series of small ledges along Sandy Creak in Belleville. It’s not much, maybe a foot tall in total. Surrounded by Private Property and fishing rights to not extend this far.

A series of very small drops – Map

Black River Falls
See Black River Power Dam.
Black River Power Dam
At the north end of the Black River Trail (near the village of Black River) is the Black River Power Dam. It creates a roughly 20 cascade over steep, almost concave, surface. It then tumbles over a few feet of natural rock layers. On the west side is a modern power house, and on the right is a small wheelhouse and the foundation for a much older mill or power plant. Parking is off of NY-3 at the trail Rd. You can also get a good view from the bridge. Other websites classify some small seasonal runoff into the gorge as waterfalls, so if you want to find those, head south on the trail.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Black River Trail Falls
See Black River Power Dam.
Black River Village Falls
A series of small drops (no more than 3 ft or so in total) on the Black River in the village of Black River. It is flanked by the foundations of an old dam. It can be seen from the S Main St bridge, or from E Dexter St. See the Kamargo Power Dam nearby.

1 small waterfall – Map

Bovine Falls
When flowing Philomel Creek drops 40 ft off a steep cliff into the Black River Gorge in the village of Brownville. To see it, park in the lot on the other side of the Bridge St bridge and catch a view from the opposite side of the gorge. It’s best in high flow, so early spring or after several days of heavy rain.

1 waterfall – Map

Boynton-Jacobs Falls
A several waterfalls, including a sizable waterfall where Boyton Creek meets Jacobs Creek in Watertown. While many sites list these falls as different locations and using various names, I have listed them as one since they are in one potentially viewable location. Private Property/No Trespassing.

Estimated 3 waterfalls – Map

Brownville Falls
See Bovine Falls.
Burrs Mill Falls
See Burrville Falls.
Burrville Falls
A large natural and frothy cascade toped by a small dam behind an rustic cider mill on Jacobs Creek in the town of Watertown. While it can be seen from Plank Rd (CR-156), a large portion of the 30 ft falls is below the road’s view. Stop into the mill to grab some snacks and check out the falls from the viewing deck.

A series of very small drops – Map

Buttermilk Creek Falls (Clayton)
Buttermilk Creek is a small tributary to the Chaumont River just south of the hamlet of Depauville in the town of Clayton. As the creek emerges from the CR179 culvert it falls roughly 30-40 ft over jagged layers of rock, creating a frothy cascade.  The very top of it may be visible from the roadside.  Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Butternut Falls
A 35 ft cascade on an unnamed tributary to the Black River. The watershed for this creek is Rutland Hollow, which is sizeable, so it can get decent flow at times, but it usually dries in late summer. The first 30 ft are gradual over thin layers of stone, and then reaches a ledge near the bottom and then drops another 4-5 feet. Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Butterville Falls
A 20 ft cascade on a seasonal tributary to Crystal Lake in Butterville, west of Adams. The falls is on Private Property, but it’s easily seen from CR-75 (Butterville Rd).

1 waterfall – Map

Cantwells Carrier Ridge Falls
See Carrier Ridge Falls.
Carrier Ridge Falls
A pre-historic and flooded St Lawrence River created land ridges outlining the lake and marking the old shoreline. Carrier Ridge passes by the village of Clayton, crating a handful of small seasonal waterfalls as small tributaries head towards the River. One of these falls is here. A trail leads to it from the end of Cantwell Drive, but a report says the falls may be on private property. The ridge itself is 20-60 ft high depending on location. I’m not sure of the height of this falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Carrthage Dams (Black River)
There are at least 5 dams on the Black River between Carthage and West Carthage (more if you count the smaller segments). The centermost dam (officially called Carthage State Dam) has rapids extending downstream. This often referred to as “Long Falls” for which the original settlement was named after. There’s a park at the end of Riverside Drive that will allow for a view of the longest dam above the falls. It may also be possible to drive down Bender S Ln to the island and get a view from there.

Multiple man-made dams – Map

Catfish Falls
The Chaumont River drops about 20 ft over this waterfall hamlet of Depauville. A storage building, which may have been built over the foundation of a mill bisects the falls into two parts. From the CR-179 bridge you can see just above the falls, but unfortunately this gem is not viewable from the other side. Private Property.

2 waterfalls – Map

Chaumont River Falls
The Chaumont River meets an outcropping of large stones southeast of La Fargeville, creating this waterfall. Part of it can be seen from Zang Rd but it’s not much.  I suspect the outcropping gets quite a bit of white water in high flow, but unfortunately the land seems to be on Private Property, so better views will have to wait.

1 waterfall – Map

Childs Falls
A 12-15 ft cascade on Black Creek, just south of the village of Philadelphia. The falls is on private property, but part of it may be visible from CR-29 (plant Road) although the angle isn’t perfect.

1 waterfall – Map

Cider Mill Falls
See Burrville Falls.
Clayton Country Club Falls
See Carrier Ridge Falls.
Cook Road Falls
An old dam and waterfall on Jacobs Creek southeast of Watertown. Located on private property and not accessible.

1 unknown type of waterfall – Map

Deferiet Dam (Black River)
A 700 ft long hydroelectric dam on the Black River southeast of Deferiet. Accessible from a fishing access site off of NY-3 in Daferiet. A trail leads to the bank near the power station, which is on the northern end of the dam.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Delano Island Diversion Dam
The Black River has at least 17 dams with 8 of them in the Watertown area. This dam is on the east side of Delano Island and was built to control water flow to the power house downstream. It spans about 700ft and creates a waterfall a few feet high. View it roadside from the south  on Ridge Rd.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Delano Falls
Delano Falls is a natural waterfall on the Black River in Watertown that has been built over with a U-shaped hydroelectric dam (Watertown Municipal Power Dam). Because the river has so many dams and man-made pools, it’s often flooded to the top. In low water levels you can see more of the natural rock layers just below the dam. The man-made portion drops about 3 ft onto a jumble of natural stone for about 5 more feet. Best seen from the Eastern Blvd bridge (NY-3).

1 waterfall surrounded by a man-made dam – Map

Dexter Dam and Falls
As the Black River passes through the village of Dexter it is diverted by islands, marsh, and this set of dams, one of which has an overflow that tumbles down natural bedrock. The dams are about 20 ft high and in substantial flow this section of the river can be quite a sight. See it all from the NY-180 bridge over the river, or from the south bank where there is a small parking area near the bend on Lee Rd.

2 man-made waterfalls, 1 natural waterfall (in high flow) – Map

Diamond Island Dam
On the channel across the Diamond Island Diversion Dam is this dam at the Diamond Island Power Station. The 3-4 ft waterfall created by the plant’s outlet can be spotted from Water Street. The dam itself is behind the plant and is only visible from private property.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Diamond Island Diversion Dam
This dam on the Black River in Watertown divers water towards the hydroelectric power house on the opposite channel. It spans 230 ft and creates a falls about 3-6 ft high. It can be spotted from the roadside south on Huntingtin St.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Dry Hill Falls
A small 2-3 ft falls created by an old dam. Easily seen roadside from Cagwin Rd northeast of Adams Center. Not worth the trek.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

East Rodman Falls
A 10-15 ft cascade on Sandy Creek in the village of East Rodman. It’s on private property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Evans Mill Falls
See Pleasant Creek Falls.
Felts Mills Falls
A small drop on the Black River in the hamlet of Felts Mills, south of Fort Drum. An old stone dam spans half the river channel here. Check it out from the end of Island Drive.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

French Creek Falls
See Sperrys Falls.
Gillette Creek Falls
A waterfall roughly 8-10 ft in height found between CR-15 (Perch Lake Rd) and I-80 just outside of the Perch Lake State Game Management Area. While a trail leads there from Perch Lake Rd, I have seen reports that this is private property. You can see it for a split second as you pass by on I-80 northbound.

1 waterfall – Map

Glen Park Falls
While on property owned by the Glen Park Hydroelectric Project, the land surrounding this hydroelectric dam in the village is accessible to the public during daylight hours. On warm weekends, 11am to 4pm, less water is diverted allowing the 15 ft waterfall to shine and whitewater enthusiasts to conquer the falls. There is parking just west of the dam on the north side off of NY-12E. Cross the dam to get views of the falls.

1 waterfall and 2 man-made dams – Map

Great Falls (Watertown)
A very interesting looking waterfall topped by a u-shaped dam on the Black River in Watertown. The 25 ft falls and adjacent power house is easily seen from the sidewalk on the Mill Street Bridge, or downstream from Newell St.

1 natural waterfall capped by a dam – Map

Helsinki Falls
A 15ft cascade on Staplin Creek north of Burrs Mills.  Private Property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Herrings Dam (Black River)
An L-shaped hydroelectric dam on the Black River in Herrings. An access road on the north side leads to the dam. There is a trail network on the south side, but access is unconfirmed for both locations.

1 man-made dam – Map

High Falls (Theresa)
See Theresa Power Dam.
Indian River Dam (Theresa)
This is a dam and power station on a narrow channel in the Indian River south of the village of Theresa. Access status is unknown.

1 man-made dam waterfall – Map

Indian River Falls (Philadelphia)
A diversion created by a mill dam creates an island in the middle of the Indian River west of Philadelphia. In high flow, the diversion drops almost 40 feet over boulders. It can be seen from Sandy Hollow Road.

1 waterfall – Map

Jacobs Creek Dam Falls
A concrete dam creates a 10 ft plunge on Jacobs Creek. Private Property and not accessible.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Kamargo Dam (Black River)
With a similar name to the dam just west of here, this diversion dam is unique in that is spans 600 ft across the river creating a long 8ft high cascade. The sides are flanked by natural stone, and in high flow these can overrun with a rush of water. Access is questionable. It seems viewable from Poors Island on the east end of the Kamargo Trail, but this needs confirmation.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Kamargo Power Dam (Black River)
This hydroelectric dam in the village of Black River runs lengthwise along the south branch of the river in two parts, creating 2 man-made falls. In very high flow the longer end of the dam can overrun allowing water to spill over the natural rock of the island creating a jumble of water just below the dam at top. The southern end can be seen from the S Main St bridge (along with Black River Village Falls) and the longer western part can be seen from a parking area on W Dexter St. The dam height varies from about 10-20 ft.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

Kamargo Power Dam (Black River)
This hydroelectric dam in the village of Black River runs lengthwise along the south branch of the river in two parts, creating 2 man-made falls. In very high flow the longer end of the dam can overrun allowing water to spill over the natural rock of the island creating a jumble of water just below the dam at top. The southern end can be seen from the S Main St bridge (along with Black River Village Falls) and the longer western part can be seen from a parking area on W Dexter St. The dam height varies from about 10-20 ft.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

Lefebvre Mill Dam
An old mill dam east of Felts Mills built in 1907-1910 and used by a paper mill (the foundation of which can be found on the southern bank). There are two dams here arranged in a V shape. The northern stretch of the eastern arm often has a spill creating a waterfall. A trailhead from Old St Rte 3 heads to the southern bank and the abandoned mill. On the north side, the Black River Trail (at Great Bend) will get you there.

Man-mad dams creating a few falls – Map

Limerick Falls
A waterfall (possible over 10 ft in height) and an old mill foundation on the Perch River west of the hamlet of Limerick. Private Property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Long Falls (Carthage)
See Carthage Dams.
Lowell Creek Falls
A tiered cascade over thick layers of limestone on Lowell Creek north of Pamelia Four Corners, before it joins with Gillette Creek. Just upstream from this site Lowell creek dips underground for about 500ft before it reemerges just before Keyser Rd. Private property and not accessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Lower Jacobs Falls
See Jacobs Creek Dam Falls.
Mill Creek Falls (Redwood)
Historical records referred to this feeder stream that runs from Mud Creek to Butterfield Lake in Redfield as “Mill Creek” although that name doesn’t seem to be on a modern map. Topo information shows a steep gradient, and satellite images show a hint of a waterfall. It seems to be on private property.

Unknown – Map

Monitor Mill Falls
This dam and waterfall on Sandy Creek north of Ellisburg is on private property. Public fishing rights, and a DEC owned parking area can be found south of the Monitor Mills Rd bridge. Reports say that the landowner doesn’t mind visitors to the falls, but definitely keep an eye out for posted signs. It can also be seen from the bridge above. The dam, built in 1905 to replace one built in 1854, is about 8 ft above the rock. After the dam, water drop down a 5 ft natural cascade, turns 90 degrees, and then drops down another 5-6 ft.

1 man-made dam and natural waterfall – Map

Natural Bridge Falls
One of the most interesting waterfalls sites in the state, Natural Bridge refers to a section of the Indian River in the hamlet of Natural Bridge, east of Fort Drum. There are 5 waterfalls here (satellite imagery may show a very inaccessible 6th in high flow). 2 Falls, both less than 10 ft in height are visible from the CR-4 (Depot St) bridge. Below the bridge is a dam that creates a 10 ft drop. From N Croghan Rd we west-most falls may be visible, but it’s down in the gully and trees are in the way. The largest falls, a stepped cascade of about 20-25 ft on the east side, is hidden away on restricted land and cannot be seen at this time.

5 waterfalls  – Map

Paper Mill Falls (Brownville)
See Bovine Falls.
Philadelphia Falls
There are several waterfalls on the Indian River in this small section of the west side of the village of Philadelphia. The river here splits, twists, and turns several times as it makes it’s way through a jagged rock outcropping. There are at least 4 falls here, with the most picturesque ones being viewable from private property. The upper falls and some rapids are viewable from the Garden Rd Bridge. Everything else is heavily posted.

1 man-made dam falls and at least 4 natural falls – Map

Philomel Creek Falls
See Bovine Falls.
Pine Hill Falls
Reported seasonal waterfall(s) over 30 ft high (?) in tributary to Stony Creek that is fed from a hilltop marsh Near Pine Hill, west of Adams Center. Property Status unknown.

Unknown – Map

Pleasant Creek Falls
A 2-tiered cascade, about 10 ft tall on Pleasant Creek in Evans Mills. Spot it from foot above on the N Main Street bridge, or head behind the Public library for a view from below.

1 waterfall – Map

Old Dam (Adams)
An old mill dam along Sandy Creek in Adams. Some of the mill wheelhouse foundation can be seen on the north bank. It’s only a couple of feet tall, but it’s a little interesting in it’s state of decay. There’s an empty lot north of the falls that may provide access.

1 man-made dam – Map

Old Dam (Great Bend)
An old and broken mill dam on the Black River in Great Bend, south of Fort Drum. It often has 1 or 2 spills over some collapsed portions creating waterfalls roughly 4 ft high.

1 man-made dam – Map

Really Cool Water Walking Place
See Sandy Creek Flat Rock (Woodville).
Redwood Falls
See Mill Creek Falls (Redwood).
Rutland Hollow Falls
A waterfall above Butternut Falls that is estimated to be 20-30 ft in height, possibly taller if some upstream drops are considered. Like Butternut Falls, it is on private property.

1 waterfall – Map

Sackets Harbor Falls
A very small set of drops on Mill Creek on the east side of Sackets Harbor. It’s maybe about a foot tall. Easily spotted from the Military Rd bridge.

1 small waterfall – Map

Salisbury’s Mills Falls
The village of Henderson was once called Salisbury Mills due to the prominence of the mill here that were once owned by Lodowick Salisbury. The mills one Stony Creek on are gone, but the dam still exists, creating a 15 ft tall drop. A small park off of NY-178 allows for access.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Sandy Creek Falls – General Note
Another waterfall website lists several “waterfalls on Sandy Creek” (between Woodvile and Adams). They obviously are looking at any white water on satellite imagery and logging it, rather than investigating if these sites is a worthwhile waterfall and not a simple riffle. I find that lazy, misleading, and a disservice to readers. I have investigated these locations. All of them, except the ones listed here, are not worth a visit, cataloging, or mapping. So I didn’t.
Sandy Creek Flat Rock (Woodville)
Google maps has this labeled as “Really Cool Water Walking Place” by a user, which is an inaccurate but creative name. This part of Sandy Creek, north of Woodville, doesn’t have an official name. Often, stretches of waterways that dry up to reveal large flat and traversable bedrock are referred to “Flat Rock.” That’s what you will find here in summer. It apparently IS a “really cool water walking place” if conditions are favorable. In early spring the creek levels are high, making walking a challenge. A handful of drops about a foot in height make for some nice white water. There’s a parking area right off of Allard Rd.

2 small waterfalls in a walkable section of the creek – Map

Sewalls North Channel Dam
A 90 ft dam on the Black River in Watertown. It crosses the north channel to Sewalls Island creating a waterfall roughly 6-10 ft in height. It can be spotted from an empty lot to the north off of Water St.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Sewalls South Channel Dam
This is an L-shaped power diversion dam on the Black River in Watertown. One end spans 240 ft across the river while the other side runs 380 perpendicular and creates a taller. The falls are about 8 ft in height. There’s a small hydroelectric station at the end. It’s visible from a pull-off on Huntington Street.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

Second Falls
See Rutland Hollow Falls.
Shaver Creek Falls
Not much of a waterfall here. Normally I wouldn’t classify it as such. It’s some very small ledges across 20 yards totaling about 2-3 feet in height. It’s located just west of Three Mile Bay. It’s on private property but can be seen from the roadside (Empie Rd) if you are so inclined to leave your car for it.

A few very small ledges. – Map

Shingle Gulf Falls
Shingle Gulf skims the northing end of the Tug Hill State Forest. A tributary to the gulf creates a 60ft high cascade in early spring and after heavy rain. The top is accessible from the trail heading north from the end of Plank Rd.

1 cascade – Map

South Park Street Falls
See Adams Dam Falls.
South Sandy Creek Falls 1
This waterfall appears on USGS Maps. Located on South Sandy Creek east of Ellisburg. It appears to be on Private Property, but is unconfirmed.

Unknown – Map

South Sandy Creek Falls 2
This waterfall appears on USGS Maps. Located on South Sandy Creek east of Ellisburg, further upstream than the first falls. Satellite imagery shows a decently-sized waterfall surrounded by Private Property, but it is unconfirmed.

Unknown – Map

Sperrys Falls
Two waterfalls on an unnamed tributaries to French Creek in the Town of Clayton. A DEC fishing access trail leads towards the bottom falls (a 20 ft cascade) and a climb will need to the upper falls (6-8 ft stepped cascade). These dry up quickly so visit in early spring.

1 waterfalls – Map

Staplin Creek Falls
Several waterfalls along a mile stretch of Staplin Creek, upstream from Helsinki Falls (north of Burr Mills). Property access is unknown.

Unknown number of falls – Map

Talcott Falls
A beautiful cascade on Big Stony Creek in Talcott Corners in the town of Adams. It is on Private Property, but viewable from US-11 if you are careful.

1 waterfall – Map

Three Mile Creek (Lyme)
A 5 ft falls over a stone outcrop on Three Mile Creek in the town of Lyme. I’m unsure of property status, but it may be visible from Robinson Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Theresa Power Dam
A hydroelectric dam on the Indian River in the village of Theresa that creates a falls more than 30 ft high. Access may be possible through a portage put in behind a red brick building on Main St, but that route may require a hand launched craft.

1 man-made dam waterfall – Map

Totman Gulf
Fox Creek passes through Totman Gulf, which is south of Adams. While Fox Creek itself lacks any falls, a tributary coming from the north creates a beautiful 45 ft horsetail falls that empties into a popular swimming hole. A pull-off to the south where Lemay Rd meets Mooney Gulf Rd leads to a short walk to the falls. Save this one for the wet season.

1 waterfall – Map

Towle Gulf
A small gully that runs parallel to CR-97 in the town of Lorraine. Another site reports a waterfall here. This is unconfirmed. In my research, I have found this area is not a part of the adjacent park and may be private property.

Unknown – Map

Trout Brook Falls
A 15-20 ft cascade on private property north east of Evans Mills. It’s slightly visible from Elm Ridge Road when the leaves are off the trees. Do not trespass.

1 waterfall – Map

Watertown Falls
See Great Falls (Watertown).
Watertown Municipal Power Dam
See Delano Falls.
Watertown Power House
Jest west of Delano Falls, the Watertown Power House uses the Black River to generate electricity for the city. When in operation this outlet from the plant creates a powerful plunge back into the river. You can see it from the Waterworks Park trail across the river off of Huntington St.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Willow Creek Falls
An unnamed tributary to Fish Creek creates this 15 ft cascade as it falls into the Fish Creek gully south of Rodman. It can be spotted from Washington Park Rd (CR-97). Since it’s within 10 ft of the road, it should be accessible for a closer look.

1 waterfall – Map

Woodville Falls
Sandy Creek is wide, but this waterfall is barely worth venturing out for. I’m only listing it to assist enthusiast who need to fact check the less-reliable sites that will list anything they find as a waterfall. This is a series of tiny drops along Sandy Creek In Woodville. In high flow, you would never see it. There’s public fishing access on the south bank that will get you close enough to see it, but you have to head west on CR-12 and find the parking area and trailhead. You can spot it from above on the NY-193 bridge.

Barely anything – Map

Lewis County

Agers Falls
A natural waterfall (18 ft) a man-made dam, and class III rapids on the Moose River in Lyonsdale. A park off of Lyonsdale Rd provides views.

1 natural waterfall, 1 man-made dam, rapids – Map

Beaver Falls
The village of Beaver Falls (town of New Bremen) has two hydroelectric dams one right after another. The upper dam is easily seen from the park on the north end. The park also has a swimming beach for the pond. The lower dam is not accessible/viewable.

2 man-made dams, small natural ledges underneath – Map

Belfort Dam and Falls
This hydroelectric dam (~15 ft tall) on the Beaver River creates Belfort Pond. You can see the dam and it’s smooth and convex cascade from the Belfort Rd Bridge. Below the dam the water tumbles down natural stone about 10 more feet as the gorge narrows.

1 man-made dam, small natural waterfall – Map

Bisha’s Mill
An old mill site on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. There are remnants of the dam. I’m not sure if it still creates a drop. There’s some confusion about this being called “Besha Falls.” Besha is a misspelling of Bisha, who owned a cheese factory here in the early 1900s. I’m unsure about access.

1 man-made dam – Map

Blanchard Creek Falls
This one is kind of out in the middle of nowhere. Combine it with a trip to Jerden Falls, which just is to the south. Find a very small cascade in the woods just across from the dirt road and take a short walk into the woods. It’s not more than 10 ft tall and will dry up in summer.

1 waterfall – Map

Burnt Falls
An 11 ft gradual cascade over a rocky outcropping on the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Diana. Private Property. The only way to see it is by kayak/canoe.

1 waterfall – Map

Collinsville (falls near)
A seasonal tiered cascade on a small tributary to the Black River, west of Lyons Falls in Collinsville. Because of the farm upstream, it appears as though the source of the flow is farm runoff. This may be a man-made cascade with very limited flow.  It can be seen from NY-12D near the intersection with Payne Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Copenhagen Falls
Not much of a waterfall here. In moderate to high flow these small ledges won’t even be visible. The Deer River has many of these small ledges as it winds through the village of Copenhagen. See them from the High St bridge.

Multiple small drops – Map

Croghan Island Mill
As the Beaver River passes through the village of Croghan, it splits and creates and island. Each side of the island has an old mill dam. On the island is a historic red sawmill, built around 1840, that is still family owned and operated. You can see the northern dam easily from a small area across the road from the mill. The southern dam is obscured by the mill.

2 man-made dams – Map

Crystal Falls
A stretch of the Moose River, just west of the Powerline Rapids that features a 25 ft drop and class V rapids. Accessibility is primarily by kayak or connecting with a paddling group to tag along and catch photos. Public access may be better received during the Moose River Fest (October). The access point is through the Fortis US power office off of Lyonsdale Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Deer River Falls
Located in the hamlet of Deer River (town of Denmark). The Deer River turns here to the falls looks parallel to the path of the river. Adding to that oddity the 13-15 ft drop is over jagged steps of limestone, making for a very interesting falls. It can be seen from the NY-26 bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Denley Dam (Black River)
A man-made dam on the Black River, south of Port Leyden, with some boulders near the bottom, giving it some natural features. Estimated at 8 ft tall. Accessible from the lot adjacent to the hydro building off of NY-12.

1 man-made dam – Map

Double Drop
Some refer to this as “Falls” some call it “Rapids.” It often depends on who’s a kayaker or not, and what the water level is when you are looking at it. When the water is high it appears to be just rapids. In low-to moderate flow, it’s clearly a waterfall made up of two drops, totaling about 12 ft in height. It can be seen from a parking area on Lowdale Rd (across from the Twin Rivers Paper Company) or the footbridge just north of there. Lyonsdale Falls and T-Bone falls are also in this spot.

1 waterfall – Map

Double Eddies
See Taylorville Dam Falls.
Eagle Falls
Beaver River just south of the Soft Maple Reservoir. There are two sections on this stretch that different sources call Eagle Falls. Historically an extremely narrow section of the north gorge with some powerful rapids was referred to as Eagle Falls. Further downstream 10 ft falls on a small S-shaped bend. I see this referred to Eagle Falls more commonly. The cliff just above the falls is a popular rock climbing location. Further upstream is a dam with waterfall below it. Parking can be found on the dirt road off of Soft Maple Rd.

1 waterfalls and a man-made dam – Map

Eatonville Falls
This refers to a set of 3 falls/rapids on Otter Creek in the town of Greig. They are each less than 8-10 ft tall and can be easily mistaken for rapids in high flow. There’s a parking area and trails just north of the Eatonville Rd bridge over Otter Creek.

3 waterfalls – Map

Effley Falls
The dam atop these falls creates Effley Falls Pond, while water empties from the falls into Elmer Falls Pond. Because water levels in the lower pond may vary, the height of the falls also does. While the lower portion can easily be enveloped, times of low flow can reveal a falls 50 ft or higher as the gorge the ponds occupy are pretty deep. Access to this location is unknown. There is a dirt road on the north side, but I’m unsure if it is public.

1 waterfall topped with a man-made dam – Map

Elmer Falls
An L-shaped dam and waterfall next to a hydroelectric plant on the Beaver River in the town of Croghan, west of Effley Falls. The dam creates Elmer Pond upstream. Not accessible to the public.

1 waterfall topped with a man-made dam – Map

Fall Brook Falls (Osceola)
A series of waterfalls 20 to 30 ft in total just north of Osceola in Fall Brook. Finding it is tough. There’s a small footpath from the west off of N Osceola Rd near the intersection with Nichu Rd (there are actually 2 ATV trailheads there. Follow them into the woods and look for a footpath heading east into the woods.

Multiple waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Fey Mill
An old mill/manufacturing site (still in operation) with an old mill dam and waterfall on Point Rock Creek in the town of West Leyden.  The creek has public fishing access rights, but the mill site is presumably on private property. Access may come from entering the creek from the south at Fey Rd and heading upstream.

1 waterfall of unknown type – Map

Fish Creek Falls
A small (4 ft) waterfall on Fish Creek in the town of Greig. It somewhat visible from Fish Creek Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Fowlerville Falls
Fowlerville Falls is pretty high volume falls on the Moose River in the town of Lyonsdale. It’s about 30 ft high 45° cascade, often with two distinct flows across the escarpment. There’s an old diversion dam that spans 2/3rds of the top of it. It’s accessible to paddlers only.

1 waterfall – Map

Fowlerville Lower Falls
Downstream from Fowlerville Falls is this small drop. It’s no more that 6 ft in height and in high flow it just looks like a short stretch of rapids. There’s a small island in the center. Paddlers only.

1 waterfall – Map

The Funnel
Just past Fowlerville Falls, in the town of Lyonsdale, the Moose River hits an abrupt rock ridge which diverts the flow 45° and down a narrow channel. Here the water speeds up as it plows through the channel. There’s a distinct drop of about 4 ft at the start then a gradual procession of white water another 5 ft from there. Paddlers only.

1 waterfall/rapids – Map

Gleasmans Falls
Gleasmans Falls refers to a series of small cascades on a narrow section of the Independence River in the town of Watson. It can be accessed from the trailhead at the end of Beach Mill Pond Rd to the northwest.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Goulds Mills Falls
The name references two falls in the Moose River, split by an island, east of the village of Lyons Falls. On the northern channel the water drops down a diversion dam, building up whitewater as it tumbles over a uneven patch making it’s way to a large drop where it turns 90 degrees. from there it makes its way around large rock formations. Overall the waterfall travels about 70 feet downstream as it makes it’s way 35 ft down. On the southern channel there hydroelectric dam. The release here is pretty much straight down half of the way, then hits the natural rock, creating some frothy whitewater. Park on the side of Shibley Rd, near the intersection with Kosterville, Rd and follow the trail.

Multiple waterfalls and 2 man-made dams – Map

Grunerts Falls (Rapids)
Water tumbles creating rapids as it flows over a rounded protrusion of bedrock on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Croghan. This is one of those borderline rapids/falls spots where, depending on the amount of flow, it could be either. The drop is pretty significant at over 30 ft. There’s a DEC fishing access parking lot on Long Pond Rd just after the bridge. A trail leads to these falls and further downstream.

Multiple waterfalls and 2 man-made dams – Map

Hidden Falls
A series of rapids and drops on the Independence River, east of the village of Glenfield, in the town of Greig. It can be seen from the Rudd Rd bridge over the falls. I’m unsure about the property status of the falls themselves.

Multiple waterfalls/rapids – Map

High Falls (Copenhagen)
A man-made dam and twisting cascade that drops 166 ft into the deep Deer River Gorge just east of the village of Copenhagen. There are conflicting reports on its accessibility. The land around it is private. Some say it’s accessible from hiking the gorge upstream from King Falls. Either way, the gorge is a dangerous spot to be in because of flash floods. Use caution and don’t trespass.

1 man-made dam and 1 large waterfall – Map

High Falls (Croghan)
A hydroelectric dam and natural waterfall on the Beaver River north of Croghan. When flow if high, water can flow over a 700ft long stretch of the dam. The dam itself is roughly 40 ft high, followed by another 30 ft or so of natural rock, which brings the total to 70 ft or more. Below the dam, there are a handful of small islands and various drops of differing heights. It’s quite complex to categorize this one. It can be accessed from a dirt road leading to the hydro facility off of High Falls Rd.

1 large man-made dam and waterfall – Map

High Falls (Croghan – Oswegatchie River)
A cascade (50 – 60 ft tall) on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River northwest of the village of Croghan. The land is private but the DEC has a conservation easement that allows public access. A plan revealed in 2019 lists the future development of more trails, campsites, and parking areas in the area, so access may improve. Access is best (as of 2020) from the DEC fishing access lot and trailhead to the east on Besha Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

House Creek Falls
An irregular 40 ft cascade on House Creek, south of the hamlet of Glenfield in the town of Turin. It’s on private property, but you can see it from the roadside (Lovers Lane Rd) when the leaves are off the trees.

1 waterfall – Map

House Creek Falls (Houseville)
A series of falls just west of the other House Creek Falls. This one is at a private residence just outside of the hamlet of Houseville in the town of Turin. In total, the 3 falls are about 25 ft high. Private property, but partially visible from E Rd.

3 waterfalls – Map

Iowa Falls
Two falls on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River, north of Grunerts Falls, in the town of Croghan. The waterfalls are estimated at 35 ft tall. An island divides the river, with the wider eastern side having a very irregular cascade (often with multiple ribbons of falls in low flow) and a narrower western sliding falls. A DEC fishing access trail from the parking lot near Grunerts Falls will get you there.

2 waterfalls – Map

Jerden Falls
Here the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River narrows as it passes though a hard rock formation. There’s a small drop of about a foot and then the river slides another 20 ft down winding left and right and creating some pretty exciting whitewater. The location used to be a part of a tannery. Access is through a trail that starts at a small dirt parking area to the north on Blanchard Creek Truck Trail. Stay right on that trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Johnson Dam (Black River)
A large dam on the Black River just north of Port Leyden. Accessibility unknown.

1 man-made dam – Map

Kilbourn Falls
A 35-40 ft cascade on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Croghan (southeast of Jerden Falls). There is a fishing access site lot and trail to straight to the south off of Kilbourn Rd at the end of an unnamed unnamed dirt road.

1 waterfall – Map

Kimballs Mill Falls
A series of several small cascades on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the Town of Diana. The largest of the falls is several feet high. A trail leading downstream from a small parking area just west of the Kimballs Mills Falls Bridge leads to the downstream falls (about 500 ft downstream). Maps show this is not a part of the state forest and that it may be private property, but this is unconfirmed. There are some drops upstream from the bridge, but no apparently trail to access them.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Kings Falls
At 38 ft high, Kings Falls is a uniquely beautiful waterfall on the Deer River in the town of Denmark. A stepped cascade through beautifully parallel rock strata, the face is cut by two large fissures that have eroded away to create channels for ribbons of water. A pool below the falls has been a popular swimming hole for over 100 years. A large serrated dam crowns the falls. Unfortunately recent drownings and vandalism as cause the owners to post the property. Private Property – No trespassing.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Knife Edge (Rapids)
As the Moose River heads west towards Lyonsdale, it hits a series of ridges aligned southwest, which changes the direction of the river into a straight path along those ridges for about a half-mile. The ridges also constrict the flow, causing the water to deepen and speed up. Depending on waterflow, the rapids can be anywhere from 300 to 600 ft in length. Park at the intersection of Lyonsdale and Lowville Rds, across from the paper factory, then head northeast across the bridges. Continue down the road and look for a trailhead on the right.

Rapids – Map

Kosterville Falls
See Magilla Falls.
Lyons Falls
A large and powerful 63 ft cascade on the Black River in the Village of Lyons Falls. The best place to see it is from the eastern bank, off of Lyons Falls Rd, at the end of a short dirt road that leads down to the river.

1 waterfall – Map

Lyons Falls Hydroelectric Gouldtown Dam
See Goulds Mills Falls.
Lyonsdale Falls
A beautiful 20 ft cascade with an hour-glass shape and a decent amount of flow. There’s a small hydroelectric dam up top. The river splits here, creating two falls, but the northeast channel’s drop is commonly referred to as T-Bone Falls. You can see this one from the same trail used to get to Double Drop and Knife Edge (Lowdale Rd.)

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Magilla Falls
A 25 ft falls topped by hydroelectric dam on the Moose River just east of Goulds Mill (and Falls). It’s accessible from the hydro plant property on the north shore, just off of Shibley Rd.

1 waterfall and man-made dam – Map

Martinsburg Falls
A small falls in a narrow gorge (reminiscent of a Finger Lakes region gorge) on Roaring Creek in the hamlet of Martinsburg. There is a chute-like section and smaller cascades. It’s just below the Cemetery Rd bridge over the creek, or take a small path through the brush on Alger Rd.

A few small waterfalls – Map

Milk House Falls
A few waterfalls on Douglass Creek from this location and a half mile east as the creek enters the Black Creek Valley. I don’t have any further information. This is most likely Private Property.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Mill Creek Falls (Turin)
A 20 ft cascade on Mill Creek in the town of Turin, north east of the village of Lyons Falls. The falls can be partially seen from the roadside where Turin Rd crosses Mill Creek. Further east there are a few cascades as the creek descends into the valley, but these are on private property.

1 accessible waterfall – Map

Mill Drop Falls
A 24 ft tall cascade on the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Diana, just east of the Frank E Jadwin Memorial State Forest. Private Property. Accessible by kayak/canoe only.

1 waterfall – Map

Moores Falls
3 cascades between 4 and 20 ft high on Silver Creek on the west side of Lowville. Private Property. No trespassing.

3 waterfalls – Map

Natural Bridge Falls
Most of this waterfall is found in Jefferson County.
Osceola Falls
See Fall Brook Falls (Osceola).
Point Rock Creek Falls
See Fey Mills.
Port Leyden Dam and Falls
A man-made dam built between the gaps of large rock boulders. It sort of looks like large boulders were dropped on it. In total it’s about 6-8 ft high. See it from the small hydro plant on the east bank, off of E. Main St or on the west from the woods nest to the elementary school (when not in session).

A man-made dam with natural elements – Map

Powerline Rapids (Moose River)
A quarter mile stretch of the Moose River west of Lyonsdale with class III rapids and large protruding rocks. No waterfalls, but a very exciting park of the river and worth checking out if you are visiting the other falls in the area. Use parking lot off of Lyonsdale Rd.

Rapids – Map

Rainbow Falls (Dianna)
Two beautiful cascades over large jagged rock layers on the Middle Brand of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Diana. Both falls are roughly 10 ft high each with decent sized pools beneath. Unfortunately they are on Private Property and only accessible to paddlers. I could not find fishing access rights for this stretch of the river.

2 waterfalls – Map

Rainbow Falls (Pinckney)
A 100 ft cascade created as a tributary meets Gulf Stream in the Tug Hill State Forest in the town of Pinckney. Take the Inman Glide Trail for about a mile to see it. Getting into the gorge for a close look isn’t possible. Enjoy it from a distance. Start the hike from the John Young Trailhead off of Williams Rd and make a right as it meets the Inman Glide Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Roaring Brook Falls – Lower (Brokeback Gorge)
There are two big and beautiful Roaring Brook waterfalls in this gorge west of Martinsburg. This one seems to be the most people miss. About 1.55 miles upstream from the trailhead, a hanging valley comes in south from the main branch, pouring over and creating a beautiful 60 ft cascade.  There’s a parking area and trailhead on W Rd (CR-29). On the way, see the lower falls. It’s possible some of this hike is on private property. I could not verify this. Obey posted signs.

1 waterfall – Map

Roaring Brook Falls – Upper (Brokeback Gorge)
There are two big and beautiful Roaring Brook waterfalls in this gorge west of Martinsburg. This one seems to be the most people find. It’s located about 1.75 miles upstream on the northern branch. It’s a beautiful multi-tired cascade that emerges and widens from a narrow gorge. The falls seems to be well over 50 ft high, but it’s hard to tell if there’s more hiding back in the gorge. There’s a parking area and trailhead on W Rd (CR-29). On the way, see the lower falls. It’s possible some of this hike is on private property. I could not verify this. Obey posted signs.

1 waterfall – Map

Rock Island Dam and Falls
Located on the Black River just east of Port Leyden is this hydroelectric dam with a set of falls/rapids just beneath. Access it from the lot at the powerplant by following the access road east from Lincoln St.

1 man-made dam, waterfall, and rapids – Map

Rome Reservoir Dam
A large dam that creates the Rome Reservoir and falls on the East Branch of Fish Creek. Estimated at 30 ft in height, the dam creates a smooth cascade with its overflow. Hydro Dam Rd leads to a small parking area and access to the dam.

1 waterfall – Map

Scenic Overlook Falls
See Soft Maple Reservoir Dam and Falls.
Shingle Mill Falls (Oswegatchie Rapids)
These appear to be more like rapids than falls, but when the flow is low, you can see more distinct drops, but they are pretty small. Located on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River between Bisha’s Mill and High Falls.

Rapids – Map

Shingle Mill Falls (Otter Creek)
A series of 3 cascades on Otter Creek, north of Brantingham Lake in the town of Greig. The falls are a few feet each and one right after another. A parking area and trailhead can be found just to the south on Partridgeville Rd.

3 waterfalls – Map

Shurform (Falls)
A 20-25 ft roaring cascade on the Moose River between Kosterville and Lyonsdale

3 waterfalls – Map

Singing Waters Falls
Singing Waters Park is a camping and picnic area on Fish Creek in the town of Greig. There are a few very small cascades and some rapids. A parking area is on the side of Fish Creek Rd and a footbridge over the creek leads into the park.

Multiple waterfalls and rapids – Map

Silver Creek Falls/Silver Mine Falls
See Moores Falls.
Sluice Falls
A very narrow section of the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River in the town of Diana. The river is redirected into southwest by a ridge in the bedrock. It narrows and speeds up creating rapids as it goes over two 10-12 ft cascades. Only accessible to paddlers.

2 waterfalls and rapids – Map

Sugar River Falls
See Talcottville Falls.
Soft Maple Reservoir Dam and Falls
A dam on the Beaver River in the town of Croghan creates a 10-15 ft smooth cascade, and then downstream there are a few small cascades to explore in the woods (from 3-20 ft high). There’s a roadside dirt parking area off of Soft Maple Rd just west of the dam. Follow the trail north from there to see the first natural falls. Follow the river no more than 1,000 ft downstream to see the rest.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Swancott Mill Dam
See Rome Reservoir Dam.
Swans Falls
A multi-tiered cascade on Whetstone Creek in the hamlet of Glendale (northwest of Glenfield) in the town of Greig. It’s on private property, but the bottom tiers are visible from Glendale Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

T-Bone
This is the name of a small, but infamous stretch of rapids on the Moose River in Lyonsdale. It’s on the north branch of the River, which is split by an island at this point. The lower branch contains Lyondsdale Falls. While the total drop in elevation can’t be more than 15-20 ft, the T shape is quite unique and gives the spot its name. Water speeds up as it enters the narrow channel under the bridge and as it approaches the island it is diverted by a rock channel (common in this area) that redirects the water in the SW and NE directions.

1 waterfall – Map

Talcottville Falls
An estimated 20 ft cascade on the Sugar River in the village of Talcottville, town of Leyden. Several feet above the falls there is an old mill dam of about 2 ft tall. The falls are on private property, but access is common from a pull-off on 12-D and a dirt path that leads to the river. I am not 100% sure that path is private or not. Alternate access is to view it from the roadside from the intersection of NY-12D and Cheese Factory Rd.

1 waterfall and a man-made dam- Map

Taylorville Dam Falls
Two dams create Taylorville Pond on the Beaver River in the town of Croghan just east of Belfort. The southern dam is about 370 ft long while the northern section, separated by a small island, is about 300 ft long (with an overflow of about 120ft in length). The dams create cascades of about 20 ft high and from there the river tumbles over rock formations creates rapids and drops for about another 20 ft. Downstream from the southern falls is another series of rapids/drops. Access is through a small lot at the hydroelectric building at the north, at the end of Double Eddy Rd.

3 waterfalls/rapids and 2 man-made dams – Map

Trout Falls
A 20 ft cascade on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River on the west side of the town of Croghan near Long and Round Ponds. It’s accessible from the Jakes Pond Trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Twin Bridges Rapids
A stretch of rapids and very small drops on Black Creek in the town of New Bremen. Viewable from the Erie Canal Rd bridge. There’s a roadside parking area just south of the bridge and a trailhead just to the north.

Rapids – Map

Unnamed Falls near Port Lyden
A seasonal cascade on an unnamed tributary to the Black River, just north of Port Lyden in the town of Lyden. Estimated at 80 ft high, it could be considered over 100 ft high if accounting for the drops up to and past the road. There are a few small cascades up the hill on private property. Property status is unknown, but it can be spotted from NY-12.

1 waterfall – Map

Whetstone Gulf State Park
Whetstone Creek carved this three mile gorge out of the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau in the town of Martinsburg. A 50 ft cascade is the main attraction, but there are several smaller falls along the way. Trails loop the gorge with one heading up the creek itself. Some of the falls may require some exploration in the upper section of the gorge.

Multiple falls – Map

Whitaker Falls Park
This Martinsburg town park (Whittaker Falls Park) on Roaring Brook, features a large flume, sizable cascade and a few smaller drops.

Multiple falls – Map

Livingston County

Allens Brook Falls
No information on this one yet. Property status unknown.

1 waterfall ? – Map

Ashantee Falls
Smack in the middle of Ashantee, NY is this 10 ft high man-made falls. You can see it from Littleville Rd. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Beards Creek Falls
An estimated 60 ft plunge falls on a gorge in Leicester, west of Geneseo. Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Canaseraga Falls
A roadside waterfall south of Ossian. One viewable from the bridge over the creek. There are several cascades downstream  (lower falls) accessible from small pathway from Faulkner Road.

Upper Falls – Map
Lower Falls – Map

County Line Falls
On an unnamed tributary to Hemlock Lake, a 50 ft and 25 ft cascades in s small ravine in the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest.

2 waterfalls – Map

Fall Brook Falls (Geneseo)
A spectacular 80+ ft falls just south of Geneseo. (Private Property, but accessible via a private arrangement)

1 waterfalls – Map

Honeoye Creek
In North Bloomfield the creek falls over several serial 1-2 ft drops.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Indian Fort Falls
Two waterfalls in ravines that were a part of a 15th century Seneca stronghold. Located in Indian Fort Preserve, south of Geneseo.

2 waterfalls – Map

Keshequa Creek Falls
Sonyea State Forest features several small ledges, a gradual slide over a slanting slab of rock, and a 4 ft cascade.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Littleville Falls
This 20 ft falls (and small dam above it) is locted upstream from Ashantee Falls. This falls is on (Private Property), but you may be able to spot it through the trees as you drive by.

1 waterfall – Map

Letchworth State Park
The “Grand Canyon of the East.” 3 Major waterfalls on the Genesee River. Several other falls.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Papermill Falls (Gibsonville)
A 45 ft cascade in three parts. In the vanished village of Gibsonville, within Letchworth State Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Paper Mill Falls
A 15 ft cascade within a small community park.

1 waterfall – Map

Patterson Gulf
Not much is known about this gully. Said to hold numerous large sized falls.  (Private Property).

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Reynolds Gully
On the south end of Hemlock lake, Near county line falls. 3 of these falls are Private Property- no trespassing.

6 waterfalls – Map

South MacMillan Creek Falls
Roughly 20 ft high in 2 segments. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – No map

Stone Falls
Estimated to be 30 ft. (Private Property).

1 waterfall – Map

Sugar Creek Glen
A private campground with an excellent creek-walk.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Madison County

Albert J. Woodford Memorial State Forest
3 seasonal arcades on a small stream (unofficially called Blair’s Brook) found on a hike up Tassell Hill.

3 Seasonal waterfalls – Map (best guess)

Buttermilk Falls (Canastota)
A 30 ft cascade on private property south of Canastota. It is possible to see the falls from the roadside in winter and fall when the leaves are off the trees.

1 waterfall – Map

Button Falls
A 40 ft falls visible from the road or from the edge of a steep gorge. Some have been able to get to the bottom. Private property. Do not visit.

1 waterfall – Map

Canastota Falls
Found on the north end of the Ridges of Madison County “Link Trail” near an abandoned waterworks pumping station. Pick up the trail from the west on Nelson Rd where there is a pullover.

2 abandoned dams – Map

Chittenango Falls
A 167 ft cascade carved through 40 million year old rock.

1 waterfall – Map

Delphi Falls
Two beautiful waterfalls on Limestone Creek, south of Pompey. Once private, it is now a public park, offering views of the lower falls.

2 waterfalls – Map

Frostbite Falls
See Albert J. Woodford Memorial State Forest.
Lost Pond Outlet Falls
Tucked away in the Charles E Baker State Forest this seasonal creek creates several beautiful and relatively unknown falls. The first fans out from a narrow notch in the caprock, followed by a few small cascades. The final falls is a 25 ft tall cascade. Visit in spring or after heavy rain and follow Truck Trail 1 to where a small creek flows underneath it (between Truck Trail 5 and Truck Trail 2) head downstream.

3 waterfalls – Map

Oxbow Falls
3  100 ft foot waterfalls cascading down the Helderberg Escarpment in a county park.

3 waterfalls(possibly more) – Map

Perryville Falls
Just northeast of Chittenango Falls, this cascade tumbles down the same rock. Estimated 150ft high. Most likely on Private property. Access is not allowed. Do not trespass.

1 waterfall – Map

Stockbridge Falls
This stretch of Oneida Creek near Munnsville has a large series of step cascades. The falls are on Private property, but you can view a decent chunk of them from the Falls Rd bridge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Monroe County

Bullock’s Woods Waterfall
See Turning Point Falls
Churchville Dam
A dam on Black creek in the village of Churchville is only 4 ft high, but is illuminated nightly (starting at 9:30pm) throughout the year. Parking is available on the west side of the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Corbett’s Glen
An oasis of preserved land in the middle of the town of Penfield that features nature trials and 3 small waterfalls, one is under a historic stone tunnel.

3 waterfalls – Map

Densmore Falls
A 15 ft cascade and some small ledges in a wooded section in the town of Irondequoit.

1 waterfall – Map

Honeoye Falls
The upper falls is a 30 ft high adjacent to a picturesque “Red Sawmill.” The Lower falls is only 3 ft high and located in Harry Allen Park only a short distance away, but not exactly worth the visit.

2 waterfalls – Map Map

Linear Park Cascades
See Philbrick Park
Mertensia Falls
A series of cascades along Mud Creek in West Farmington (once known as Mertensia). Seems to be on Private Property.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Norton’s Falls
50 ft high falls along a historic Native American trail, located in the city of Rochester, that leads to the Genesee River.

1 waterfall – Map

Philbrick Park
A series of small cascades, rapids and historic mill sites on this stretch of Irondequoit Creek. A 30 ft falls hidden away along the trails. Formerly Linear Park.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Rochester Falls
High Falls (Map)
-Middle Falls/Dam (Map)
Lower Falls (Map)
The 3 historic falls in the heart of the City of Rochester. Heavily used and easily accessible.  The upper falls anchors the High Falls district, with its many restaurants, bars and historic mill sites. The High Falls site contains a museum documenting the history of the site and the Brown’s Race (a man-made diversion) runs through it. The Lower Falls is equally as grand. Middle Falls has been capped by a hydro-electric dam.

3 waterfalls

Red Falls
See Turning Point Falls
Rush Dam (Veterans Memorial Park)
A 4-6 ft high dam on Honeoye Creek in the Town of Rush. Access is through Veterans Memorial Park on Lehigh St, or catch a glimpse of it while driving over the creek on NY-15A.

1 man-made dam – Map

Turning Point Falls
2 falls that empty into the Genesee River at Turning Point Park. Often referred to as Red Falls and Brown (or Bullock’s Woods) Falls.

2 waterfalls – Map Map

Zoo Falls & Zoo Cascade
2 falls that empty into the Genesee River at Seneca Park.

2 waterfalls – Map

Montgomery County

Beardslee Falls
Listed under Montgomery County.
Buttermilk Falls
See Yatesville Falls.
Canajoharie Falls (Lower Gorge)
A the end of Floral Drive is a small parking area. This section of the gorge has a sizable dam (6 ft) and several small cascades and drops. There are a few potholes along the creek bed and one large one called the Boiling Pot. No trespassing signs have been put up in recent years, but that hasn’t deterred people from walking up the screen and swimming. A great deal of the falls can be seen from a path without going into the gorge. There also seems to be a parking area on the west side of the creek at Mill St.

1 man-made dam and several small waterfalls – Map

Canajoharie Falls (Upper Gorge)
Wintergreen Park, which is just south of Canajoharie hugs the wide creek as it descends over 100 feet along the run of the park. Most of the gorge here is the creek bed revealed rock layer by layer forming small drops, most of which are completely engulfed in high flow. Still a hike along the gorge is a beautiful one. At the very north is Canajoharie Falls, which is a picturesque 45 ft tall cascade. A parking area is nearby and a wooden deck is available for viewing.

1 large waterfall and many very small drops upstream – Map

Cemetery Falls
Found between Lower and Upper Canajoharie Gorges is this seasonal waterfall created from an unnamed tributary falling into the gorge just north of Canajoharie Falls Cemetery. Estimated at over 40 ft tall, the top of it may be accessible from the north east end of the cemetery. I’m unsure about seeing it from below.

1 seasonal waterfall – Map

Vroomans Falls
See Yatesville Falls.
Wintergreen Falls
See Canajoharie Falls (Upper Gorge).
Yatesville Falls
Yatesville Falls State Forest is a 71 acre preserve along Yatesville Creek, a tributary to the Mohawk River. It’s a 35 ft high cascade with a chunky limestone caprock. Seeing it is easy. NY State Preserve Rd (off of CH-106) heads right to it. The falls is on the right just before the preserve road ends. Visit in early spring or after heavy rain or it will most likely be dry.

1 large waterfall and several small falls along the creek – Map

Zimmerman Falls
Not much is known about these falls on Zimmerman Creek. Access is via a power plant and permission needs to be obtained. (Private Property).

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Niagara County

Burt Dam
A manmade dam and spillway on Eighteenmile Creek, near Newfane. Accessible through the adjacent Fisherman’s Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Indian Falls
A 6 ft high waterfall on West Branch Eighteenmile Creek can be found in the Rolin T Grant Gulf Wilderness Park in the City of Lockport.

1 waterfall – Map

Jeddo Creek Falls
If you have information on this falls, let us know in our Forum.

Unknown number of waterfalls – No map

Lockport Canal Falls (Flight of Five)

 

5 drops from this canal overflow total 56 ft in height.

5 waterfalls – Map

Mill Pond Falls
A 20 ft historic dam and falls on Eightmile Creek, below Mill Pond, and within a historic mill district.

1 man-made dam – Map

Niagara Falls
 Niagara Falls Guide - Photos
A must-see. Even with more than 70% of the water diverted, it’s a powerful sight. Niagara Falls Historical Timeline  ▪ Niagara Falls: American vs. Canadian Side ▪ Niagara Falls Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

3 waterfalls – Map

Norton’s Falls
See Royalton Falls
Otto Dam
See Mill Pond Falls
Royalton Falls
A 15 ft cascade on East Branch Eighteenmile Creek and a 25 ft high cascade on a tributary in Gasport’s Royalton Ravine Park.

2 waterfalls – Map

Toenniessen Falls (Lockport Nature Trail)
A 6ft waterfall surrounded by red medina sandstone that can be found on the beautiful John B. Austin Nature Trail (also known as the Lockport Nature Trail) on the north side of Lockport.

1 waterfall – Map

Whirlpool Rapids
Breathtaking whitewater found just downstream from the falls and surrounded by parks and natural areas. The Niagara River Gorge narrows, causing the water to speed up to 22mph and standing waves reaching 10 ft high to form.

Rapids – Map

Oneida County

Alder Pond Outlet Falls
See Black River Canal Falls.
Bakers Falls
A waterfall created by overflow from the (abandoned) Black River Canal in Boonville. While the canal is no longer used, it does carry water. Here it empties down into a ridge falling over this 30-40 ft multi-tiered cascade and then meets Lansing Kill right next to Lansing Kill Falls. There’s a pull-off on CR-46 (Gorge Rd) and a foot bridge next to a trailhead that leads to a view of the falls.

2 waterfalls (including Lansing Kill Falls) – Map

Bartholomew Memorial Park
See Vernon Falls.
Black River Canal Falls (Forestport)
A flood control surplus weir at the north end of Alder Pond at the (abandoned) Black River Canal channel. This is the same type of man-made waterfall seen at Holley Canal Falls in Monroe County. The fall creates a 15 ft cascade over large stones as it tumbles down towards the Black River and Forrest Port Reservoir. The falls will be flowing when water levels are high (early spring and after heavy rain).

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Black River Canal Falls (Boonville)
An unnamed falls on the abandoned Black River Canal in Boonville, just north of Lansing Kill Falls and Bakers Falls. It’s about 5-7 ft tall. While NY-46 (Gorge Rd) runs parallel to the canal here, it’s on a ridge above the canal. The best way to get to the falls is from the trail that runs over the bridge and heads north at Lansing Kill Falls.

1 waterfall (not sure if it’s man-made) – Map

Black River Dam (Forestport)
A 320 ft long dam on the north end of the Forestport Reservoir that creates a smooth cascade that’s at least 10 ft high. Below the falls the bedrock protrudes creating some nice rapids in high flow.  Viewable from the River Rd bridge, or from a small park next to the dam off the same road.

1 man-made waterfall and some rapids – Map

Cady Brook Falls
See Junction Road Falls.
Camden Dam
A small dam on Fish Creek in the middle of the village of Camden. It’s next to the Mexico ST Bridge. On the west is a memorial park, on east is a viewing area next to parking lots.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Camden Dam (south)
A small dam (about 3 ft tall) on Fish Creek next to a small park on the south side of the village of Camden.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

City of Rome Reservoir Dam
See Fish Creek Dam.
Crandall Falls
A 4-6 ft waterfall on the Black River east of Kayuta Lake in Remsen. Swimmers used to come here to enjoy a deep pool above the falls, which may have prompted posted signs to go up on the surrounding land. It is within a DEC fishing access site. The trail can be found on Jeep Trail Road off of Muthig Rd.

1 waterfall – Map

Cummings Creek Falls
Easily seen from Hawkinsville Rd in Boonville, its bottom half is natural cascade while the top half is man-made dam (possibly the site of an old mill). It is about 8-10 ft in height. Behind the dam is a beautiful pond, making this a very picturesque scene.

1 waterfall topped by a man-made dam – Map

Dead Man’s Curve Falls
An 8 ft cascade on a bend in Cincinnati Creek north of Barneveld. The land is posted, so only views from Parker Hollow Rd are possible. This section of road is where the name comes from. It’s nearly a hairpin curve going downhill, so it’s advised you stay in your car and spot the falls as you drive past.

1 waterfall – Map

Delta Dam
A 60 ft tall dam on the Mohawk River near Rome that creates the Delta Reservoir. It creates a steeply sloping cascade when water levels are high. See it from a small park off of Golf Course Rd on the west side of the river.

1 large dam – Map

Fish Creek Dam
A 6 ft high dam on Fish Creek north of Taberg in Annsville. This is officially the City of Rome Reservoir Dam, but since it is far removed from the city, that name can be misleading. Walk from Frenchtown Rd up Fish Creek Dam Rd to get see it.

1 man-made waterfall  – Map

Five Falls (Fall Brook)
5 waterfalls on Fall Book as it descends into Fish Creek in the town of Annsville. This is on private property, but there are some reports that access is allowed (last reported Summer 2019). If you see posted signs, don’t proceed further.

5 waterfalls – Map

Flourence Creek Falls
See Glenmore Falls.
Forestport Dam
See Black River Dam (Forestport).
Glenmore Falls
A 5 ft cascade on Florence Creek in the middle of the hamlet of Glenmore in the town of Annsvile. Barely visible through the trees from Slater Rd just after the Glenmore Rd intersection.

1 waterfall – Map

Hawkinsville Dam (Black River)
A 300 ft wide dam on the Black River in the village of Hawkinsville (town of Boonsville) that creates a 6 ft falls. Viewable from the Woodgate Dr bridge or a pull-off on Edmonds Rd.

1 man-made dam – Map

Hinckley Reservoir Dam
See Herkimer County.
Graves Cemetery Falls
A historic cemetery is adjacent to this 12 ft cascade on the Little River south of the hamlet of Florence. The parking area is right at the bend on River Rd. Near the homestead. There is a small blue sign. From there cross the old stone bridge to get to the cemetery. The falls is quite removed from the cemetery and I’m not sure if it is on municipal land.

1 waterfall – Map

Junction Road Falls
A series of small cascades and a “swimming hole” on Cady Brook, west of the village of Prospect. Google Street View shows posted signs. Private Property.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Lansing Kill Falls
Right across from Bakers Falls on Lansing Kill in Boonville is this large (35-40 ft) waterfall. It is almost a sheer drop off a cliff, but does bounced of some slight ledges. See Bakers Falls for more info.

2 waterfalls (including Bakers Falls) – Map

Lock 64 Falls (Black River Canal)
See Black River Canal Falls 2.
Little Black Creek Falls
This is a placeholder name for a waterfall reported on Little Black Creek in Remsen, east of where it meets the Black River and Crandall Falls. Satellite imagery shows a narrow chute cut through the same rock formation that runs up to create Crandall Falls. It’s most likely on private property.

Unknown – Map

Little Black Creek Falls (Roberts Rd)
A very gradual series of small drops and large boulders on Little Black Creek, southeast of Crandall Falls in the town of Remsen. Easily seen from from the Roberts Rd bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Lost Pond Outlet Falls
Not much is known about these falls located in Charles E Baker State Forest.

1 waterfall – Map

Maloney Brook Falls
A seasonal cascade seen from CR-68 north of Florence. Most likely only flowing in early spring and after heavy rain.

1 waterfall – Map

McConnellsville Dam
A dam spanning 180 ft across the West Branch of Fish Creek in McConnellsville in the Town of Vienna. Access is through a parking area just upstream of the dam.

1 man-made dam – Map

Mill Creek (Boonsville)
A small stretch of Mill Creek on the east side of Boonville has at least 1 small waterfall. There’s a spot to park on E Schuyler St at the Erwin Pkwy. Property status is unknown.

Multiple waterfalls? – Map

Newlands Falls
A few small waterfalls on Deans Creek that are a very short hike from Denslow Rd. A bit west of Utica near the hamlet of Helca.

Multiple small waterfalls – Map

Oneida City Reservoir Dam
A retaining dam (20 ft high or more) on Florence Creek that creates this reservoir as a water supply for the city of Oneida. Access is unknown.

A man-made dam – Map

Oriskany Falls
A 20 ft high cascade on Oriskany Creek with a 6 ft man-made falls downstream.

2 waterfalls – Map

Parker Hollow Falls
See Dead Man’s Curve Falls.
Pixley Falls
Pixley Falls State Park, which is locates south of Boonville, features a 50 foot cascade (with some overhang to it) in the Lansing Kill gorge. Just above the main falls is a 2-step cascade that totals about 3 ft in height.  Though out the wooded park, there are a handful of small falls on tributaries to the Lansing kill gorge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Prospect Falls
A 25 ft tall smoothly sloping cascade on West Canada Creek on the east side of the village of Prospect. When at full flow, it can be as wide as 430 ft. It dries up pretty early in summer due to the dam upstream. You can catch a glimpse of it from the park at State and Summit Streets, or from the corner of N State and Park Ave. Otherwise it’s on private property.

1 waterfall – Map

Prospect Gorge Falls
A 20 ft cascade dropping from a fissure in the gorge right across from prospect gorge. It’s on an unnamed seasonal tributary to West Canada Creek, and does not flow year-round. If access were permitted, it would probably be best viewed from the Herkimer County side of West Canada Creek, even though it is located on the Oneida side. Currently there is no suitable way of viewing it.

1 waterfall – Map

Remsen Falls
A 18-20 ft tall overhanging waterfall on Cincinnati Creek within the south side of the village of Remsen. The foundations of old mills surround the falls, which I can’t tell if it’s man-made or not. Park roadside on Maple Ace and check it out from there.

1 waterfall – Map

Sherrill Dam
An old mill dam on Sconondoa Creak in the city of Sherrill in the town of Vernon.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Towpath Falls
A waterfall on a tributary to Mill Creek that runs from the (abandoned Black River Canal). It’s easily accessible from the Canal Towpath trail in Boonville. It’s a 3-tier falls with two man-made dams up top, the first which is under a bridge. The final drop is a natural one.

1 waterfall – Map

Trenton Falls
Trenton Falls refers to any number of hydro electric dams and natural waterfalls on West Canada Creek in the towns of Trenton and Russia – a place often referred to as Prospect Gorge. The Trenton Falls Scenic Trail allows visitors to spot most of the falls, something that was not possible for decades, but access is limited to scheduled days. Check the town’s website for dates. The creek is actually in both Oneida and Herkimer Counties, but access is through the Oneida side.
The area includes the following from downstream (south) to upstream (north):

  • Morgan Dam: a 6 ft high hydroelectric dam with gentle slope.
  • Sherman Falls: roughly 35 ft high natural falls in a snaking section of the gorge. The upper tier is a very gradual slope of about 12 ft that sends water to the west. The water twists back right and then drops over the lower tier.
  • High Falls: considered to be two separate waterfalls (referred to Upper and Lower High Falls). They are right after one another and visible from the same spot on the trail. About 90-100 ft in total, Upper High Falls is roughly a third of the size of Lower High Falls.
  • Mill Dam Falls: despite the name, this is a natural waterfall of about 15 ft in height. It’s named for a mill that once existed here.
  • Brookfield Dam: is commonly called the “Upper” or “Hydro” Dam and Falls. It’s a 25-30 ft tall dam that spans the creek, but on the east side the spillway creates a large  natural-looking (but man-made) cascade perpendicular to the creek.

2 man-made dams, 1 man-made cascade, 4 natural waterfalls – Map

Vernon Falls
A small cascade, roughly 3 ft in height on Sconondoa Creek in Vernon. Accessible through Bartholomew Memorial Park.

1 waterfall  – Map

Wesdale Dam
A small overflow dam on Fish Creek in Westdale, town of Camden. Access is through a DEC fishing access site on Cemetery Rd.

1 man-made dam  – Map

Onondaga County

Bamerick Falls
A 40 ft horsetail cascade and cascade on Rush Creek in Dewitt. Private property.

1 waterfall – Map

Blue Hole
See Rattlesnake Gulf.
Brickyard Falls
A 50-60 ft cascade in Manlius. The falls in on Private Property, but you can catch a glimpse of it from the appropriately named Brickyard Falls View preserve downstream.

1 waterfall – Map

Bucktail Falls
A 35 ft plunge/cascade tucked away in a “green” gully.

1 waterfall – Map

Card Farm Falls
A waterfall seemingly on private property.

1 waterfall – Map

The Cascades
A series of cascades on Cascades Creek in Tully. Private property. Do not trespass.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Charlie C. Major Nature Trail
This short nature trail follows an abandoned rail bed parallel to Skaneateles Creek. There are several small riffles along the way and one small but interesting mill chute with the cement grates still standing. Park off of Crow Hill Road.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Clark Reservation State Park
The site of an ancient glacial waterfall, it now has deep pits an steep cliffs. Waterfalls can be seen from Mildred Faust Woodland Trail. Best after periods of rain.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Coye Road Falls
On Rush Creek south of Jamesville. Details are unknown, and it’s on private property. Nothing is really visible from the road.

1 waterfall – Map

Dunlaps Falls
Located next to Fiddlers Green Park in DeWitt, this waterfall is partially visible form the road, but it’s quite and obstructed view. The Falls itself are roughly 15 ft in height when the water is low. Posted signs are all over the place, it does not seem like one can get a closer look.

1 waterfall – Map

Edwards Falls
A large 60-70 ft tall drop in Manlius.

1 waterfall – Map

Edwards Falls Dam
A 25-30 ft high old dam upstream and across the road from Edwards Falls in Manlius.

1 waterfall – Map

Elmwood Park
Furnace Brook runs through his small municipal park in Syracuse. The creek basin was rebuild when the park was created. It has a 2-tiered, U-shaped man-made dam as well as very small drops along the creek with pretty stone bridges crossing occasionally.

A man-made dam and some small drops – Map

Emerson Gulf
North of Fellows Falls lies this gully with several falls. Private Property.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Fellows Falls
4 falls on Onondaga Creek ranging from 10 to 65 ft high. Property status varies. Parts seem accessible, others are posted.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Fiddlers Green Park
See Dunlaps Falls.
Gamble Mills Falls
Not much is known about these falls on Rice Brook, a tributary to Otisco Lake. Private property. Do not trespass.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Guppy Falls
A 20 ft cascade in the Skaneateles Conservation Area.

1 waterfall – Map

High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary
This CNY Land Trust preserve in the Town of Spafford has 4 small streams, one of which has a series of small waterfalls, including and overhanging plunge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Highland Forest
This Onondaga County Park in the Town of Fabius has 2 seasonal waterfalls that appear off the main trail after periods of rain.

2 seasonal waterfalls – Map

Hinchcliff Family Preserve
Located on the east side of Skaneateles Lake, this former family farm is now a Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserve. A trail winds around the preserve and visitors have reported seeing at least one seasonal waterfall. It is not confirmed if Randall Falls is a part of this preserve.

At least 1 waterfall – Map

Hopper Glen
This wooded area in the south edge of Syracuse has a few small cascades.

2 waterfalls – Map

Jamesville Reservoir Dam
A fairly large spillway from Jamesville Lake produces rushing water over a 35 ft high dam and crashes into the rocks below. It can be accessed from the DEC Fishing Access site on the northwest shore of the lake.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Jordan Dam Falls
A small dam that’s viewable from the Canalway Trail bridge (former aqueduct) over Skaneateles Creek in Jordan.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Lee Mulroy Rd Falls
A seasonal roadside falls seen from NY-174 south of Marcellus. It’s nothing special and only flows in the wet season or during rain.

1 waterfall on a cliff formed when the highway was constructed – Map

Marcellus Falls
One picturesque 10 ft high man-made dam and one 10 ft cascade under a bridge in the village of Marcellus. The dam is Private Property, but viable from the road. Do not park in the resident’s lot.

2 waterfalls – Map

Marcellus Park
This town park in Marcellus has 9 V-shaped stone dams, each about 1 foot tall across the  park. While they aren’t spectacular by any means, they do fill the fill the whole park with the sounds of rushing water.

9 small man-made dams – Map

Mason Hill Preserve
A seasonal creek found within this preserve has some small slopes. More information is needed.

1 small waterfall (maybe more?) – Map

Falls on Ninemile Creek
A waterfall next to an old mill site south of Marcellus Falls and near the High School athletic field. Private Property.

1 waterfall – Map

Lower Kennedy Rd Falls
A small seasonal stream exits a culvert and tumbles down some rocks next to NY-11 in Jamesville. It’s possibly seen from the roadside. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find this one.

1 waterfall – Map

Old Dam in Marcellus
An old mill dam on private property just south of Marcellus Falls.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Otisco Lake Dam
This 15 ft dam maintains the water level of Otisco Lake and forms a pleasant man-made waterfall. Usually flowing after decent rainfall.

1 waterfall – Map

Peppermill Gulf
An interesting 90 ft limestone cascade awaits you at the end of a 1.8 mile creek walk. Private property. Do not trespass.

1 waterfall – Map

Pratt’s Falls
A 137 ft frothy ribbon cascade is the centerpiece of this county park.

1 waterfall – Map

Randall Falls
Not much is known about these falls on Randall Gulf.  There is at least one large waterfall that starts off as and overhanging curtain and ends in a steep cascade. Reported to be on Private Property.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Rattlesnake Gulf
This active gully in the unstable Tully Valley that includes the Blue Hole, Mini Falls, Clay Slide Falls, Great Falls, Wedding Falls, and Bathtub Falls. It doesn’t seem like the private camp that once granted access in the past is in operation anymore. It is currently Private Property and not accessible.

Multiple waterfalls –Map

Richards Falls
A waterfall on private property east of Skaneateles. Details unknown.

1 waterfall –Map

Rice Brook Falls
See Gamble Mills.
Skaneateles Falls
Accessible through Kohilo Eco Park, there is a 4 ft falls and some smaller cascades along this stretch. The Hamlet of Skaneateles falls refers to several small waterfalls along this stretch of Skaneateles Creek, but most are on industrial property.

A few small waterfalls – Map

Sugar Bush Falls
An oddly-shaped waterfall over a mineral deposit south of the village of Jordan. Its on Private Property and you can’t get close to it, but it is visible from the roadside.

1 roadside waterfall – Map

Three Falls Woods
Three Falls Woods holds three 70 ft waterfalls in tributaries that combine shortly after dropping. Now protected by the Central New York Land Trust. Obey POSTED signs.

3 waterfalls – Map

Ontario County

Affolter Gully
A large forking gully on the west side of Honeoye Lake. This area is assumed to be on private property.

Multiple Waterfalls –Map

Barnes Creek Gully
Onanda Park in Canandaigua has 3 falls ranging from 8 to 50 ft.

3 waterfalls – Map

Bray Gully
Just north of Briggs gully on Honeoye Lake. This area is on private property.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Briggs Gully
Part of the Wesley Hill Nature Preserve  on the east side of Honeoye Lake. This massive gorge winds through an old growth forest. The section with waterfall is on private property.

1 waterfall – Map

Burning Springs Falls
A 30 ft cascade on private property that is a historic landmark for the bedrock’s unique natural gas deposits.

2 waterfalls – Map

Concrete Factory Falls
While this stretch of 5 drops on Flint Creek is surrounded by private property owned by a concrete factory, you can see the falls from the S Newark St Bridge that runs over the creek just upstream from the falls.

5 small drops – Map

Devil’s Bedroom
An estimated 60 ft plunge in a small watershed. 
Private property
. 1 waterfall – Map
Double Drop Falls
A series of small curtains running the width of Flint Creek in the village of Phelps.

2 waterfalls – Map

Grimes Glen
Multiple cascading falls and a refreshing creek-walk in Naples.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Hatch Hill Falls
A seasonal waterfall in the Hi Tor area near the Naples Community Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Kashong Glen
A large tributary to Seneca Lake containing numerous large waterfalls. Private property.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Menteth Falls
A 60 ft cascade near Menteth Point on the west side of Canandaigua Lake. It is probably on private property. This site is recognized as having natural gas seepage from the bedrock.

1 waterfall –
(possibly more upstream) – Map

Mill Drop Falls
A 10 ft man-made falls on an old mill site in Littleville.

1 waterfall – Map

Old Mill Falls
An 11 ft drop next to old mill, which is now a wine cafe, in village of Phelps. Additional falls can be found upstream.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Onanda Park
See  Barnes Creek Falls.
Stemple Hill Gully
This gully on the west side of Canandaigua Lake has multiple waterfalls, including a very large one. Private property.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Tannery Creek Falls
A well-preserved gully with tall rock formations and a lot of waterfalls. A challenging hike and was one of the best in the region, but the land above the first waterfall is now Private Property, making this one no longer worth a visit.

Multiple Waterfalls – Map

Orange County

Mineral Springs Falls
A 60 ft tall set of 3 cascades in Black Rock Forest near Cornwall. The forest is maintained by the Black Rock Consortium and contains facilities for enjoyment and study of the forest and Mineral Springs Brook.

1 waterfall – Map

Orleans County

Clarendon Falls
A 25 ft cascade in a small park in the center of the village of Clarendon. It is illuminated at night.

1 waterfall – Map

Glen Falls
See Holley Falls.
Glenwood Lake Dam
The dam at the north end of Glenwood Lake on Oak Orchard Creek (north of Media) creates a cascade over it’s face, and has a few natural drops below. It could possibly be access via a small trail leading from Nymo Rd on the west side, but this is unverified.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Holley Falls
A man-made waterfall bridging the Erie Canal to Sandy creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Holley Trap Chute
Sandy Creek flows over a small dam at a pumping station in Holley. Private Property.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Jeddo Creek Falls
A 24-ft high cascade, mostly visible from Salt Creek Rd. best seen then leaves are off the trees.
Access into the creek bed is prohibited. Private Property. Do not trespass.1 waterfall – Map
Lyndonville Dam Falls
An 11 ft high, 275 ft long dam on Lyndonville Creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Medina Falls
A 40 ft high steep cascade on Oak Orchard Creek, near where the Erie Canal crosses it in Medina.

1 waterfall – Map

Oak Orchard Falls
See Waterport Falls
Waterport Falls
A 40 ft man-made cascade sits below a dam on Oak Orchard Creek in the town of Carlton.

1 man-made dam and waterfall – Map

Oswego County

Fulton Dam and Lock 3
A dam that spans the Oswego River in Fulton, flanked by a lock on the east and a hydroelectric station on the west. Viewable from the Oneida St bridge.

3 man-made waterfalls – Map

Fulton Dam and Lock 2
A U-shaped dam that spans the Oswego River in Fulton, flanked hydroelectric stations on both sides and a barge canal lock on the east. Viewable from the W Broadway bridge.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

High Breas Refuge
A “Christian Retreat Ministry” that owns property along Stony Brook in the town of Redfield. Within their camp there are three waterfalls, commonly referred to as Upper, Lower Stony Brook Falls, and Walkbridge Falls. Guests of the retreat have access to the falls.

3 waterfalls – Map

Mad River Falls
A 20 ft waterfall on the Mad River in the Town of Redfield. It cascades over a few layers of limestone and then drops the rest of the way. Otto Mills Drive, a seasonal dirt road, will get you north of the falls. From there you can walk the creek less than a half mile south, passing the middle falls along the way, to the base of the this falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Mad River Falls (middle)
I listed this separately, but it can be seen along the way to the main Mad River Falls. This is a smaller (2-3 ft tall) cascade. This is a very short walk south from Otto Mills Road’s terminus. Head 0.4 miles further to see the larger Mad River Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Mad River Falls (upper)
A 10-12 ft cascade in 2 tiers. This one can be found north of the other two falls and Otto Mills Road. It’s adjacent to private property, so obey the signs and avoid trespassing.

1 waterfall – Map

Otto Mills
North (upstream) from the 3 Mad River Falls is this old sawmill site. A waterfall of unknown type is documented. Public fishing access rights extend to this point along the creek.

1 waterfall of unknown type – Map

Phoenix Dam and Lock 1
Two dam overflows on the Oswego River in the village of Phoenix (south of Fulton). It’s visible from the Lamson Rd Bridge and somewhat visible from the adjacent Lock Island Park.

2 man-made waterfalls – Map

Salmon River Falls
A 110 ft falls on the Salmon River, located in the Salmon River Unique Area.

1 waterfall – Map

Salmon River Reservoir Dam
A 20+ ft high dam on the Salmon River that creates the 2,660 acre Salmon River Reservoir. It creates a very steep cascade when flowing. Accessible from The end of Dam Rd on the north bank.

1 large man-made dam – Map

Stony Brook Falls (Redfield)
See High Braes Refuge.
Whitney Pond Dam
A small dam on the North Branch of Salmon Creek that creates Whitney Pond in the town of Parish. Access is off of Happy Valley Rd.

1 man made dam – Map

Otsego County

Bear Cliff Falls
See Leatherstocking Falls.
Buttermilk Falls (Decature)
A sizable waterfall on Oak Creek in the middle of the town of Decatur. While it is on private property, it can be seen from the CR-38 bridge that runs over the top of it. There’s room to pull over just south of the bridge.

1 waterfall – Map

Cherry Valley Tributary Falls
A small tributary to Cherry Valley Creek has a 50 ft+ cascade in early spring and after heavy rainfall. It can be seen from the top/roadside.

1 waterfall – Map

Falls Bridge
Falls Bridge Road is a decommissioned country road that had a bridge crossing the creek here. It was succeeded by the adjacent CR15 bridge. Topographic maps show a decent gradient in the gorge. The existence of falls and how many is unconfirmed. No information is known about the accessibility of the old road, bridge, and creek.

Unknown – Map

Deowongo Falls
See Leatherstocking Falls.
Hinman Hollow Falls
An unreliable NY waterfall website reports this falls existing in Hinman Hollow Northwest of Milford. They are wrong. No waterfall exists here. It’s made up. It’s a culvert. I’m listing it here to help people that mistakenly used that other terrible website.

No waterfall exists here. Map

Judds Falls
Canajoharie Creek takes passes under US-20 and Salt Spring Rd in Cherry Valley and then cascades down about 50 ft into a sheer drop until it hits the rocks again and cascades another 40 ft into the gorge bottom. A beautiful falls that can be seen from the top at the roadside or via a short but challenging scramble down. Park just to the east off of NY-166 and a trailhead can be found from there.

1 waterfall – Map

Leatherstocking Falls
Leatherstocking Creek is tributary to Otsego Lake. It tumbles down this narrow valley just before it hits the flats at the lake shore. Leatherstocking is over 20 ft high and has a unique shape in that it expands and contracts it’s width several times from top to bottom. It is on Private Property, and reports conflict on if it can be seen from the roadside (CR-28).

1 waterfall – Map

Morris Pond Dam
An old mill pond and dam create a small (3-5 ft) yet beautiful falls that are easily seen from NY-51 near the intersection with Dimmock Hollow Rd southwest of Morris, NY.

1 man-made waterfall – Map

Panther’s Leap
See Leatherstocking Falls.
Saint Mary’s Falls
A series of small cascades along Morris Brook in the Dimock Hollow. This is a part of General Jacob Morris State Forest. Park on the south end of Dimmock Hollow Rd about a 3rd of a mile north of the intersection with NY-51. Look for a sign for the Otsego Land Trust Conservation Land.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Shoemakers Falls
An old trolley line used to follow Chase Creek through this tight valley southeast of Cooperstown. Shoemakers Falls was one of the attractions along the way. It’s on private property, but it seems like it’s accessible for visitors to the Wisperin’ Pines Chalet.

2 waterfalls – Map

Tekaharawa Falls
See Judd Falls.
Wharton Creek Dam
A U-shaped dam on Wharton Creek east of New Berlin that creates a pleasing 2-3 ft waterfall when flow is high. A part of a roadside DEC fishing access site. Use the parking area off of NY-80 near the intersection with Musk Rd.

1 man-made waterfall (dam) – Map

Worchester Falls
An unreliable-reliable source listed this location on Decatur Creek, north of Worchester, as a waterfall. I have been unable to verify. If it exists, it should be visible from Mowers Rd off of CR-39.

Unknown – Map

Putnam County

New Croton Dam Falls
Part artificial and part natural, the falls spill over the man made wall at an
estimated 150 ft. before spilling over natural rock. It is located inside the
Croton Gorge Park.1 waterfall – Map

Rensselaer County

Barberville Falls
A 60 ft cascade on Poesten Kill Creek. West of Troy.

1 waterfall – Map

Black River Falls (lower)
A small waterfall dropping over a large slab of sandstone that often splits the flow. The foundation of an old mill and the remnants of the race can be found on site.

1 waterfall – Map

Burden Falls
Three waterfalls on Waynants Kill along the Burden Pond Preserve Trail, near Troy.

3 waterfalls, one topped with a man-made dam – Map

High Falls of Papscanee Creek
A waterfall below a culvert that goes under the Albany-Boston Railroad. 
(Private Property)
1 waterfall – Map
Moordener Kill Falls
A man-made dam and natural cascade on Moordiner Kill, a tributary to the Hudson River.

2 waterfalls – Map

Red Mill Falls
A sizable falls over rounded limestone in the middle of Rensselaer County.
(accessibility unknown)1 waterfall – Map
Rensselaer Technology Park Falls
An 8 ft and a 40 ft waterfall in this tributary to the Hudson, near Albany.
(accessibility unknown)2 waterfalls – Map

Saratoga County

Beecher Creek Falls
A 20 ft cascade just upstream of the historic Copeland covered bridge in Edinburg.

1 waterfall – Map

Curtis Falls (Curtis Mills)
A dam and natural waterfall about 20 ft in height in the village of Corinth. It’s on the border of Saratoga and Warren Counties, but only visible from the Saratoga side.

1 waterfall – Map

Eggleston Falls
Nothing is known about these falls on Black Pond
Creek.Unknown number of waterfalls – Map
Jessup’s Great Falls
See Palmer Falls in Warren County.
Jessup’s Little Falls
See Curtis Falls.
Maple Shade Falls
A 15 ft high cascade on the east side of Saratoga Lake.

1 waterfall – Map

Mill Branch Falls
See Maple Shade Falls
Palmer Falls
A 70 ft high cascade on the Hudson in Corinth, NY.

1 waterfall – Map

Rock City Falls
A 12 ft high cascade on Kayaderosseras Creek, west of Saratoga Springs.

1 waterfall – Map

Rockwell Falls`
See Warren County.

1 waterfall – Map

Snook Kill Falls
A 50+ ft step cascade in a small gorge north of Saratoga Springs. the hike down is very short but very steep.

1 waterfall – Map

Schenectady County

Christman Sanctuary
A 30 ft tall waterfall within a 120-acre preserve, in Duanesburg, NY.

1 waterfall – Map

Plotter Kill Falls
Plotter Kill Nature Preserve, just west of Schenectady, features over 632 acres of forest along the Plotter Kill tributary to the Mohawk River. The Upper Falls is 60 ft high; the Lower Falls and Rynex Creek Falls are 40 ft high.

3 waterfalls – Map

Schoharie County

Bouck’s Falls
Two falls, one small curtain cascade and one tall ribbon cascade in a narrow gorge on Panther Creek in the town of Fulton. POSTED/Private Property.

2 waterfalls – Map

Brimstone Falls
See Dugway Falls.
Button Falls
See Bouck’s Falls.
Cole Hollow Falls
Reported waterfall on Cole Brook in Cole Hollow north of North Blenheim. Unconfirmed. Access unknown.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Creamery Falls
A 2-tier waterfall on Mill Creek west of North Blenheim. It can be seen quite well from Creamery Rd or NY-30 or from a short creek walk across West Kill and then up Mill Creek, which may be a challenge in high flow. This name may not be accurate.

1 waterfall – Map

Dibble Hollow Cascades
Reported waterfalls on a tributary to Panther Creek above Dibble Hollow on the west side of the town of Fulton. The creek is seasonal and it may be dry most of the year. Unverified. Access unknown.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Dugway Falls
A 40 ft high cascade on a tributary to the Canajoharie River, just north of Sharon Springs. The creek emerges from a culvert in the road and fans out, twisting as it tumbles. In high flow it’s quite amazing. You can view part of it from the roadside at NY-10 (Main St). There’s room to pullover north around the bend. Some have gotten to the base of the falls. There may be access near the pullover. Watch for posted signs.

1 waterfall – Map

High Street Bridge Falls
An old dam of 3 ft tops a 12 ft cascade on Bear Gulch in Richmondville. It’s slightly viewable from the east bank of the bridge, and it looks like the land on all other sides is posted. Some have reported it may be viewable from a creekwalk up from downstream, but this is unverified.

1 waterfall – Map

Manor Kill Falls
Manor Kill Falls refers to a series of falls (about 100 ft in height) along Manor Kill just before it meets the Schoharie Reservoir southeast of Gilboa. The most popular and accessible segment can be seen from the CR-39 (Prattsville Rd) bridge over the creek. Some of the call upper drops can be seen from here as well. There is a small pull off area just south of the bridge with fishing (permit required) access in the creek bellow the last of the falls. The land upstream is fenced off and not accessible. Nicks Waterfall House on NY-990V does offer views of some upper cascades to patrons.

A series of waterfalls – Map

Mine Kill State Park
This State Park is located on the southwest of the Benheim-Gilboa Power Project, a lake created along Schoharie Creek in the Towns of Benheim and Gilboa. From the east Mine Kill cuts a narrow gorge in the land, creating the 80 ft high Mine Kill Falls. Entrance to the park is free, and there is a dedicated parking area for the falls, which is not seen from just one spot. 3 sections are viewable from various side trails. It can also be spotted from above on NY-30.

1 waterfall – Map

Ravine Falls
See Dugway Falls.
Secret Cavern Falls
This privately owned cave has a 100 ft underground Waterfall. Admission charged.

1 waterfall – Map

Serenity Falls
A cascade and footbridge along the south end of the Long Path trail that extends beyond Mine Kill State Park. The creek is an unnamed tributary to Schoharie Creek and may be dry by late summer.

1 waterfall – Map

Snyders Falls
Snyders Falls is a the local name for Creamery Falls. I believe “Creamery” was an improper name given based on road across from it. I’m not sure how this falls ended up with the name. Another site refers to this roadside falls on Mill Creek (west of Creamery Falls) as “Snyder Falls.” It can be viewed from CR-2 (N Rd) west of North Blenheim.

1 waterfall – Map

Sulfer Springs Falls
See Dugway Falls.

Schuyler County

Aunt Sarah’s Falls
A dramatic 90 ft roadside falls right off of Rt. 14 in Montour Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Burdett Falls
A series of waterfalls and a man-made dam along hector Falls Creek in the hamlet of Burdett.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Deckertown Falls
A narrow gorge and an easy-access 50+ ft cascade. More to explore in the gorge above for the daring.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Eagle Cliff Falls
See Havana Glen.
Excelsior Glen
Across Seneca Lake from Watkins Glen, this narrow and secluded gorge is a steep climb to falls ranging from 8 to over 100 ft.

4 waterfalls – Map

Fitzpatrick Glen
Reports say there are several waterfalls along the mile-long stretch bisected by Fitzpatrick Hill Road.
Property Status is unknown.Multiple waterfalls – Map
National Forest Gorge Trail
This trail in the Finger Lakes National Forrest offers scenic views, roadside falls
and waterfalls in the gorge below.Multiple waterfalls – Map
Havana Glen
A dramatic amphitheater with a 41 ft plunge and multiple staircase falls.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Hector Falls
A road-side 165 ft cascade. Well worth the detour while visiting Watkins Glen.

1 waterfall – Map

Johns Creek
A few estimated 10-20 ft high (estimated) waterfalls on Johns Creek in the town of Montour Falls. Property status unknown.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Quarter Mile Glen
A small glen north of Watkins Glen on the west side of Seneca Lake. Some drops visible from the sidewalk on Rt 14. More waterfalls have been reported to be further upstream. (Property status unknown)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Shequaga Falls
A 156 ft cascade pouring down the Portage Escarpment cliff in Montour Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Templar Falls
See Twin Falls.
Twin Falls
Two steep falls (11 and 15 ft) near Van Zandt Hollow.

2 waterfalls – Map

Watkins Glen
A right of passage for all waterfall and hiking enthusiasts.

19 waterfalls – Map

Seneca County

Buttonwood Falls
A moderately sized (20-30 ft high?) cascade on privately-owned winery estate in Romulus. Come for a tasting and to tour the property. Cabins are available for rent. buttonwoodgrove.com

1 waterfall – Map

Frontenac Falls
North of Taughannock, this 95 ft fall is located within a Camp Barton (a Boy Scout camp)  (Private Property – Permission needed)

2 waterfalls – Map

Groves Creek Falls
Not too far from Oak Tree Falls on the west side of Cayuga Lake is a roadside 30 ft falls topped with an 8 ft cascade.

2 waterfalls – Map

Hosmer Falls
Barnum Creek on the west side of Cayuga Lake hosts this falls. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Lehigh Valley Dam and Falls
A stretch of mill creek in west Lodi that features a man-made dam and several waterfalls. (Property status unknown)

Multiple waterfall – Map

Mill Creek Falls
A stretch of Mill Creek south of Lodi that features a few large cascades. (Property status unknown)

Multiple waterfall – Map

Oak Tree Falls
A creek-walk up Groves Creek (west side of Cayuga Lake) leads to a beautiful 60 ft plunge falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Sheldrake Creek
Several waterfalls in this gully on the west side of Cayuga Lake(Private Property)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Silver Thread Falls
A 150 ft high cascade on Mill creek in the town of Lodi. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Sixteen Falls Creek
Satellite imagery shows a massive (60 ft+ cascade within this gorge). As the name implies there may be 15 more.  (Property status unknown – assumed private)

Multiple waterfalls (?) – Map

Wilson Creek
Multiple waterfalls – in this sizable gully on the northeast shore of Seneca Lake.  (Private Property)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

St. Lawrence County

Allen Falls
An estimated 35 ft curtain cascade on the St. Regis River.

1 waterfall – Map

Bog River Falls
Two falls, totaling 30 ft in height. The lower falls is under a picturesque stone bridge crossing the Tupper Lake inlet in the Adirondacks.

2 waterfalls – Map

Harper Falls
An estimated 60 ft drop cascade on the Grass River North Branch.

1 waterfall – Map

Lampson Falls
A 40 ft cascade on Grasse River.

1 waterfall – Map

Rainbow Falls
A 40ft cascade on the south Branch of the Grasse River

1 waterfall – Map

Rushton Falls
An estimated 10 ft. drop in the Grasse River on both sides of an island.

1 waterfall – Map

Sylvan Falls
A large cataract spread out over a large stretch of the St. Regis River near Hopkington.

1 waterfall – Map

Twin Falls
Two cascading falls along the Grasse River. One segment of the falls is estimated to be 50 ft tall.

2 waterfalls – Map

Steuben County

Bear Falls
Not much is known about this waterfall.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

The Gully Preserve
To the east of Dansville, this steep gully containing Little Mill Creek has 2 nice waterfalls. It’s a a preserve run by the Genesee Valley Conservancy.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Damoth’s Gully
The owners of this property graciously allow respectful hikers to travel through this gully on the trail that pass two 4 ft falls and one 25 ft fall.

3 waterfalls – Map

Little Niagara
Estimated 20 ft high cascade on Goodhue Creek.
(Private Property, but word is the owner allows access. If you see POSTED signs, don’t proceed any further).1 Waterfall – Map
Mitchellsville Creek
Not much is known about the falls that
line this creek. The Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) runs along the rim of the gorge
through private properties. (Private Property).
Oskonsa Falls
Unknown number of waterfalls – Map
Nothing is known about these falls on Meyers Creek.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Stony Brook State Park
A well-maintained park with an excellent creek-walk, large falls, campgrounds
and a man-made dam that provides an excellent public swimming area.9 waterfalls – Map
Wagener Glen
At least 4 waterfalls in this deep gorge on the west branch of Keuka Lake  (Private Property – No Access)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Whiteman Gully
Some of this is on private property and not accessible. A great deal of it can be explored via The Gully Preserve.

Sullivan County

Caittail Brook Falls
A jagged and winding cascade visible from the roadside. Located just south west of Livingston Manor in the town of Rockland.

1 Waterfall – Map

Denton Falls
A series of small cascades on the Neversink River.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Katrina Falls
Located in the Neversink Unique Area, these falls drop 90 ft. from Davies Lake.

1 waterfall – Map

High Falls
A small cascade on the Neversink River.

1 waterfall – Map

Tioga County

Buttermilk Falls (Tioga)
A 50 ft staircase-like cascade on a tributary to Catatonk Creek, north of Owego in the town of Tioga. Easily seed from the roadside. Additional falls are in the glen above, but the property may be posted.

1 waterfall – Map

Cornell Hollow Falls
A 30-35 ft cascade in private property in Owego, NY. (approximate location)

1 waterfall – Map

Waverly Glen Falls
A 40-50 ft cascade and a small 4 ft dam overflow in a village park in Waverly, NY.

2 waterfalls – Map

Tompkins County

Bob Cameron Loop Falls
A very small waterfall on this beautiful natural trail in the Connecticut Hill State Game Management Area. Dries up quick without rain.

1 small waterfall – Map

Brooktondale Falls
A cascade on Sixmile Creek southeast of Ithaca. It’s possible it’s accessible from the north, but this has not been confirmed.

1 waterfall – Map

Business Man’s Lunch Falls
See Wells Falls
Buttermilk Falls
This State Park’s centerpiece is a frothy 165 ft high cascade with a dammed swimming area. Explore more of the gorge for at least 10 more falls and various rock formations.

10 waterfalls – Map

–Owl Creek Falls
A bit removed from Buttermilk Falls Park gorge trail is this 70 ft high cascade in a narrow tributary gorge. The Owl Creek Trail gets you there.

1 additional waterfall in Buttermilk Falls State Park – Map

Cascadilla Falls
Adjacent to the Cornell campus, and often used by students as a shortcut into College Town, this small city natural area features one spectacular waterfall after another.

9 waterfalls – Map

Class of ’48 Falls
Best viewable in low-moderate flow, this V-shaped falls can be seen from the Forest Home Dr bridge over Cascadilla Creek.

1 V-shaped falls, several small ledges downstream – Map

Coy Glen
This Critical Environmental Area is an important tributary ecosystem near the City of Ithaca. Access is restricted and because of the fragility of the system it is important that access remain limited. Property Access Restricted.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Denison Falls
A 20 ft tall cascade on within the Cayuga Nature Center property. An easy hike down a gravel path to the Treetops Treehouse gets you the best view. (Admission may be charged).

1 waterfall – Map

Emilie Jonas Falls Nature Preserve
A short, but steep trail into Gulf Creek leads to 2 waterfalls: Rainbow Falls (55 ft) and Emilie Jonas Falls (6 ft) on Gulf Creek. Parking is off of East Shore Circle.

2 waterfalls – Map

Fall Creek Gorge
Fall Creek runs through Ithaca, bordering the Cornell campus and slicing through the Portage Escarpment. Ithaca Falls is the first of several large waterfalls along this large waterway. A hike on the Fall Creek section of the Cayuga Trail will give you excellent views of the other 5 waterfalls. The hike will end in a flooded section of the gorge called Beebe Lake.

5 waterfalls (4 are covered in the Fall Creek Gorge page. Ithaca Falls has its own page)

The Waterfalls of Fall Creek:
Ithaca Falls
On the north End of Ithaca, west of the Cornell University campus sits this majestic 150 ft tall cascade.

1 waterfall – Map

Forest Falls
A 20 ft picturesque cascade.

1 waterfall – Map

Foaming Falls (Horseshoe Falls)
A 15 ft cascade with a sharply concave crest.

1 waterfall – Map

Rocky Falls
A 25 ft cascade in a bend in the creek.

1 waterfall – Map

Triphammer Falls
An 80 ft cascade dropping into a bend in the gorge. It’s topped with a man-made dam that forms Beebe Lake.

1 waterfall – Map

Fischer Old-growth Forest
A few seasonal streams run through this fantastic old-growth preserve outside of Ithaca. At least one sizable waterfall can be seen along the red blaze trail.

1 waterfall (possible more) – Map

Flat Rock
A stretch of Fall Creek that has an arboretum on one side and wooded trails on the other. The creek is very flat here, but there is a few feet high dam near the parking area, and a very small ledge downstream. People tend to lay on the rocks in summer and wade in the shallow water. Park off of Forest Home Drive.

1 small drop, one man-made dam – Map

Frost Ravine Natural Area
A small ravine and creek winds through this nature preserve. While there are no significant falls here, there are several small ledges and low gradients.

Several very small drops – Map

Green Tree Falls
See Potter’s Falls
Gulf Creek
A long and large gully with 8 waterfalls, including a 100 ft falls. Reported by trusted sources that the lower portion is on Private Property and inaccessible. Two of the upper falls, Rainbow Falls and Emilie Jonas Falls are open to the public. See Emilie Jonas Falls Nature Preserve.

8 waterfalls (2 are viewable) – Map

Glenwood Creek Falls
An abandoned railroad is a 7 mile stretch from Cass Park in Ithaca and ends with this 20+ ft falls. There is a parking lot for the Yacht Club next to the falls and the restaurant above it, but don’t use those private lots. Current property status is unknown.

1 waterfall – Map

Indian Chimney Falls
A gully on the Yoga Farm Ithaca is reported to have a 60 ft waterfall Yoga Farm Ithaca is private property, but it looks like from photos on review sites that customers are able to catch a few of at least one other smaller waterfall.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Judd Falls
A 12 ft high roadside (Pine Tree Rd) cascade on Cascadilla Creek; upstream from Cascadilla Gorge. Walk to it from the East Ithaca Recreation Way.

1 waterfall – Map

Lovers Falls
East of the usual Fall Creek Gorge hike, on the other end of Beebe Lake is this 20 ft high cascade. It’s accessible by trail.

1 waterfall – Map

Lick Brook Falls
The Finger Lakes Land Trust protects the 128 acres surrounding Lick Brook Gorge, which contains several small cascades and 3 major falls (approx 25, 50, and 100 ft high).

3+ waterfalls – Map

Little Ludlowville Falls
A 12 ft cascade on a tributary that empties into Salmon Creek downstream from Ludlowville Falls. While this is in a residential area, public fishing access granted by the DEC enables anglers to get to and see this one. Note the access applies to fishing, not photography or hiking. Park at the fishing access lot at the end of Mill St.

1 Waterfall – Map

Lucifer Falls
See Robert H. Treman State Park
Ludlowville Falls
A beautiful falls (with a cave) in a park in the middle of a small town southeast of Ithaca.

1 waterfall – Map

Pleasant Groove Falls
A trail leads downhill through the Renwick Slope Natural Area in east Ithaca. From Renwick Dr to W Remington St, you follow Pleasant Brook, which has low flow, but at least a few decently sized cascade in early spring or after periods of rain.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Potter’s Falls
A 25 ft natural waterfall on Six Mile Creek. Along the way, there is an 8ft dam, a 30ft dam, and you may seem some seasonal waterfalls along the gorge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Renwick Brook Waterfalls
While surrounded by private property, cascades can be seen from NY-13, and the crest of one from above on Cayuga Heights Rd.

Several waterfalls – Map

Robert H. Treman
State Park

-Lucifer & Lower Falls
A spectacular gorge containing 11 cascades, including the 115 ft Lucifer Falls in the Enfield Glen. This park also offers a natural swimming pool, campgrounds and an historic mill site. Located south of Ithaca.

11 waterfalls – Map

Shindagin Hollow State Forest
This forest located outside of Brooktondale has 4 waterfalls along the trail that stems from the trail head/parking area. The falls are tall and thin and you may want to save this one for after periods of rain.

4 waterfalls – Map

Sweedler Preserve
See Lick Brook Falls
Taughannock Falls
A picturesque 215 ft plunge down the middle of a colossal amphitheater.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Twin Glens
Two steep gullies running parallel right next to each other.  When water is flowing they are over 100 ft of white water. While on Private property, you can catch a quick glimpse of them from NY-34 on the east end of Cayuga Lake, or by boat.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Vanbuskirk Gulf
A 25 ft high falls and a 20 ft high falls that I know of. Several smaller waterfalls in this sizeable glen south of Ithaca. Private property. Access to the preserves are via permit only.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Van Nattas Cascade
See Wells Falls
Wells Falls
A 65 ft twisting and turning cascade stemming from a man-made dam (20 ft) and falling down 3 drops (totaling 45 ft ) on Six Mile Creek.

3 waterfalls – Map

Williams Brook Falls (Lower)
This waterfall emerges from the culvert under Black Diamond Trail near Cass Park in Ithaca. The brook continues under NY-89 towards the Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Willow Creek Falls
Adjacent to NY-89 in Willow Creek and the crest is possibly visible from the road. It seems to be on Private Property and inaccessible.

1 waterfall – Map

Ulster County

Awosting Falls
A 60 ft plunge down Peters Kill Creek in Minnewaska State Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Blue Hole Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A 8-10 ft waterfall over a solid, but worn, slab of rock with a deep pool below it. In direct sunlight the pool takes on a blue color. It’s found downstream from Red Falls in Plattekill Clove.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls (at the Buttermilk Falls Inn)
A 30 ft+ high frothy cascade on an unnamed tributary in the hamlet of Milton. The falls is accessible to guests of the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa and just just west of the Hudson and Poughkeepsie.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls (Denning)
A 40 ft high slender falls in a narrow gorge on Buttermilk Falls Brook, which is a tributary to Rondout Creek (Peekamoose Gorge). A small trail leads from a parking area to the base of the falls. Above the falls are several more drops in a narrow gorge.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Glenerie Falls
Multiple small ledges line the wide expanse of the Eposus Creek here.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Hanging Rock Falls
Nothing is known about this multi-tiered falls on the Beer Kill.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Hidden Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A 4 ft single drop within Plattekill Clove, downstream from Lemon Squeeze Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Lemon Squeeze Falls (Plattekill Clove)
A small 3-4 ft drop along Plattekill Clove, downstream from Blue Hole Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Millstream Swimming Hole (Woodstock)
A once-popular swimming hole on Saw Kill in Woodstock, has several 1-2 ft drops and sizable pools for wading. Disrespectful social-media driven crowds has driven the owners to close the spot to the public. Now only guests of the The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream are allowed access.

Multiple small drops and pools – Map

Nevele Falls
A 50 ft. drop on the grounds of Nevele Grande Resort and Country Club. A visitor
to the CC may be able to gain access to view the falls. (Private Property).1 waterfall – Map
Plattekill Clove
Often erroneously called “Platte Clove” (which is the name of the old settlement on the west end) Plattekill Clove is a very steep ravine mostly in the town of Hunter, Greene County, but ends in Saugerties, Ulster County. This is also where hikes up the gorge tend to start. The Clove, which was carved out by Kaaterskill Creek, features several large waterfalls, some of which are in the top 10 largest in the state. Unfortunately, getting to the majority of involves a dangerous hike, with climbing, risk of flash floods, and no maintained trails.  I have listed the known waterfalls in the clove separately in their respective counties.
Stony Kill Falls
A 90 ft plunge down Stony Kill in Minnewaska State Park.

1 waterfall – Map

Unnamed Cascades of Lower Plattekill Clove
Downstream from Hidden Falls, Plattekill Clove has several smaller falls where the land begins to level off as Kaaterskill Creek reaches West Saugerties at Becker Rd. These range from 3-10 ft high.

4 waterfalls – Map (approximate)

Verkeerder Kill Falls
An estimated 70 ft falls in Sam’s Point Preserve.

1 waterfall – Map

Vernooy Falls
A 20-30 ft staircase falls on Vernooy Kill, just outside of Kerhonkson.

1 waterfall – Map

Warren County

Bakers Falls
A dam on the Hudson in Glens Falls, NY emphasizes this irregular 60 ft drop.

1 waterfall – Map

Bear Slide
Buttermilk Brook slides 50 ft down a massive slab of bedrock then plunges into a shallow pool. Yes, people do slide down this.

1 waterfall – Map

Buttermilk Falls
See Bear Slide
Clay Meadow Falls
A 20 ft seasonal falls near the Clay Meadow trailhead near Northwest Bay Brook.

1 waterfall – Map

Crane Mountain Falls
A moderately sloping cascade stemming from Crane Mountain Pond at the top of Crane Mountain.

1 waterfall – Map

Curtis Falls
Visible from Saratoga County.
Dunkley Falls
A 10 ft fall with a large bolder at the base. Picnic facilities are on the premises and the Black Hole swimming area is nearby.

1 waterfall – Map

Glens Falls
A large,  irregular falls with many potholes and an undefined crest. In the center of the city of Glens Falls on the Hudson River.

1 waterfall – Map

Jessup’s Great Falls
See Palmer Falls
Great Falls
See Glens Falls
Mill Park Falls
A few small cascades in a Lake Luzerne village park.

2 waterfalls – Map

Northwest Bay Brook Falls
A 25 ft and an 8 ft high falls on Northwest Brook, North of Lake George.

2 waterfalls – Map

Oregon Trail Falls
See Stewart Creek Falls.
Palmer Falls
A 70 ft high man-made dam and cascade at the sight of a historic paper mill on the Hudson in Corinth, NY. Visible from the hillside on the Warren County side of the river.

1 waterfall – Map

Rockwell Falls
A 10-12 ft high horseshoe falls on the Hudson, just before it meets with the Sacandaga in Hadley and Lake Luzerne, NY.

1 waterfall – Map

Shanty Brook Falls
A hike of less than an hour will lead to this beautiful 12 ft plunge into the Shanty Gorge, a tributary to east branch of the Sacandaga River.

1 waterfall – Map

Square Falls
A 7 ft falls on the east branch of the Sacandaga River, Southwest of Baker’s Mill.

1 waterfall – Map

Stewart Creek Falls
A snowmobile trails leads you to this pleasant scene with a small cascade, wooden bridge, gorge and marshland near Cod Pond.

1 waterfall – Map

Wing Falls
See Glens Falls

Washington County

Kane Falls
Nothing is known about these falls on Halfway Creek. (Private Property)

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Shelving Rock Falls
A 70 ft waterfall at the base of Shelving Rock Mtn. near Lake George. A pothole halfway down makes for a great swimming spot.

1 waterfall – Map

 

Wayne County

Alasa Farms (Second Creek Falls)
The Genesee Land Trust and Cracker Box Palace manage this property which is part animal rescue and part preserve. Nature trails are by appointment. The trails feature one man-made falls under Red Mill Road on Second Creek. There are more falls upstream (natural ones) but they seem off-trail. Hiking is by appointment.

Multiple falls? – Map

Maxwell Creek Falls
3 small drops on Maxwell Creek. Visible from Buck Ln. or from the Maxwell Creek Public Fishing Access Site.

3 small drops – Map

Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Falls
This Erie Canal-side park has one beautiful man-made falls. This 15 ft high stone crafted falls varies in flow as the nearby Lock 29 is utilized.

1 waterfall – Map

Wolcott Falls
A 50 ft falls located in a  public park within the village of Wolcott.

1 waterfall – Map

Wyoming County

Angel Falls
Angel Falls may be on private property. See Java Falls.
Cascades of Attica
A creek walk  up Crow Creek through the Attica town watershed. A tough hike, but rewarding. (Private Property, but accessible).

3 waterfalls – Map

Cascade Falls
I’m lacking information about this waterfall on Cascade Brook near Wyoming.

Unknown number of waterfalls – Map

Crow Creek Dam and Falls
A 10 ft tall man-made dam and a 4 ft tall natural waterfall on Crow Creek, south of Attica. Easily seen from the roadside.

1 man-made dam, 1 natural waterfall – Map

Crystal Brook Falls
See Warsaw Falls
Glade Creek Falls
A 16 ft high cascade in two segments on the north end of Strykersville. Private Property, but easily seen from Dutch Hollow Drive.

1 waterfall – Map

Java Falls
There are 3 waterfalls on Beaver Meadow Creek in Java Village. Java Falls is the one visible by the roadside. Two are further upstream, one of which is commonly known as ‘Angel Falls’, but access to these upstream falls is not confirmed.

3 waterfall – Map

Johnson Falls
On Johnson Creek near Attica. Approximately 30 ft high.

1 waterfall – Map

Johnson Falls
A 70 ft high steep cascade with smaller falls along Sheldon Creek. (Private Property)

3 waterfalls – Map

Letchworth State Park
The “Grand Canyon of the East.”

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Rock Glen
Several falls ranging from 10-15 ft in height in the village of Rock Glen near Silver Lake. (Private Property)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Warsaw Falls
Several falls, including an 80 ft cascade tumbling down from a railroad culvert. (Accessible, but possibly private- obey signs)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Yates County

Bruce’s Gully
Several falls lie in this gully which is a tributary to the Keuka Outlet. (Private Property).

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Cascade Mills Falls
A 20 ft cascade on the “Friends of the Outlet” trail in Penn Yan. See also Seneca Mills Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Deep Run Gully
Multi-branching gully on the east shore of Canandaigua Lake(Private Property)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Clark Gully (Upper)
A steep and difficult climb down this series of large cascades in a far less accessible section of the gorge. the Lower gully is a far easier hike. It’s located in the beautiful High Tor WMA area in the town of Middlesex.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Clark Gully (Lower)
A steep creek-walk leads to the bottom half of this gully and to the base of an 18 ft cascade with a 7 ft one just above it. It’s located in the beautiful High Tor WMA area in the town of Naples.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Conklin Gully
Multiple cascades along this undeveloped gully in the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area in Naples. Some climbing will be needed to see them all.

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Eggleston Glen
A steep 100 ft cascade in this tributary to Keuka Lake on the East Branch. (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Glenora Falls
A 90 ft cascade at the end of Big Stream on the west side of Seneca Lake.  (Private Property)

1 waterfall – Map

Kashong Glen
A large tributary to Seneca Lake containing numerous large waterfalls. (Private property)

Multiple waterfalls – Map

Mays Mills Falls
See Cascade Mills Falls
Parrish Glen
See Conklin Gully
Rock Stream Falls
An estimated 90 ft cascade at the end of Rock Stream on the west side of Seneca
Lake. (Private Property)1 waterfall – Map
School No. 7 Gully
Not much is known about this gully. It is believed to hold several small falls
as well as one in excess of 60 ft. (Private Property).Multiple waterfalls – Map
Seneca Mills Falls
A 41 ft cascade on the “Friends of the Outlet” trail in Penn Yan. See also Cascade Mills Falls.

1 waterfall – Map

Triphammer Falls
On Conesus Creek, south of Avon. (Accessibility Unknown)

1 waterfall – Map

West Italy Hill Falls
A steep climb along the Bristol Hill Branch of the FLT, gets you a glimpse of this 30 ft waterfall. Climbing up this super-challenging ravine yields a better view and more falls, but is not advised.

Multiple waterfalls (1 viewable from the trail) – Map

Special thanks…

Thanks to Kelly L., Chris B., Matt C., Kyle, Loren, George, and our community members for help building and updating this list.

Some resources

These books and websites are what I find to be helpful when fact-checking and researching:

  • nnywaterfalls.com : great research on history and colloquial names. While I haven’t gotten to visit many of the falls this site focuses on, this would be my go-to resource. I need to order those books at some point.
  • cnyhiking.com : I don’t use it much for finding waterfalls, I just love it for general hiking.
  • bobbieswaterfalls.net : amazing how many falls Bobbie has visited
  • natualhighs.net : the original waterfall site for NY
  • digthefalls : they have a lot of waterfalls listed but many are inaccurate, with pretty much anything white-ish on a river listed as a waterfall. Some are even dangerous places to visit (such as Brownfield sites). Seems like quantity over quality. I get what they are trying to do, but I think it needs more editorial oversite. Then it would be the best.
  • Rich and Sue Freeman: Some of the best guide books ever.
  • Russell Dunn : His series of books don’t really cover my region, which is a shame. He does extensive research his books are great for local history fans. He inspired me to collect old postcards.
  • world-of-waterfalls.com : again, quantity over quality. I find it no better than a USGS map. It has improved recently.
  • worldwaterfalldatabase.com : it’s basically a database of falls from official maps, expanded with anything anyone reports. It’s a complete mess of duplicates and ancient names.
  • Facebook group : sometimes I use pics with people in them to estimate heights of falls. Other than that Facebook is utter trash as a factual resource. It’s dangerous and disgusting.
  • Instagram: What’s worse than Facebook? Insta-booty and yoga pics in front of our beautiful falls. I do find it helpful for checking the latest conditions of a creek before heading out on a long drive. Otherwise, I don’t want to support it. It’s trash.

* Best guess location.

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