Take the Belfort Road from the village of Croghan to
Belfort. Turn right on the Long Pond Road and then
the first right on the Taylorville Road. About 4/10
of a mile up this road, there is a "Y".
Bear left on this dirt road and continue along the penstock.
There are several places to park but your best bet is to
locate the last area on your right before reaching the power
||N 43o 55' 35"
||W 75o 18' 38"
||East of Croghan
|Length of hike:
This is an unnamed waterfall on a stretch of the Beaver River
where several power dams are located. Just upstream from the
hamlet of Belfort, there is room for two or three vehicles here
next to the penstock. One of the spaces is identified for
handicapped parking. Walk under the penstock and bear left
to the river.
This location has long been the site of a power dam but it is
still an area worth visiting. Although the dam dominates the
area, there is still a waterfall of an estimated 25 feet below it.
Including the dam, the total drop is in the area of 50 feet.
There are three drops here. The river separates around
two small islands. The center drop is most significant.
The right channel creates a small cascade below the hydro dam
before rejoining below the center drop. The left channel
is a narrow drop.
Several hundred yards downstream there is another waterfall that
drops about 15 to 20 feet. This second falls really warrants
its own identity. Located on its own, out of the shadow of
the upper falls, this waterfall would undoubtedly carry its own
name and be a destination for hikers. As it is, this area
is a two-for-one special. We have posted this as
Taylorville Lower Falls.
The Beaver River flows into the Black River, which empties into
Lake Ontario at the Black River Bay, just southwest of the village
Last update: July 1, 2017