THERE IS A SIGN SAYING THAT MILITARY PERSONAL AREN’T ALLOWED HERE, AND THAT THE RIVER IS A DANGER TO EVERYONE. This is because a number of soldiers from Fort Drum have died here over the years. People do swim here, but you should exercise extreme caution, as currents can be strong, and there a places to get trapped.
Hike down the road and you’ll see a fence that says, “DON’T ENTER.” If you go to the left of the fence you’ll see a pool above the dam, and to the right of the fence you can walk around and see a nice view between the dam and the falls. You can also head directly right downhill from the fence, and follow a small footpath which will bring you to the river. Hike upstream a short distance and you’ll be at the base of the falls.
The water is separated into two falls, each about a 40ft. drop, and both flowing into a large, deep pool. There are lots of flat rocks to lounge on and sunbathe. There is also a point where the river turns (pretty much where the trail down ends), and there is a large pool there as well. The water is clear to tannic; it looks like cream soda where the falls hit.
Nyfalls.com did the research, and this is public land according to what we have seen on their website. However, we don’t believe swimming is really allowed here, and no matter what, use extreme caution if you decide to swim here.
This fall is rated low just due to the possible danger, not the beauty.
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