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Northern New York Waterfalls ... Taylorville Falls

Taylorville Falls


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 dam.

County: Lewis
Town: Croghan
USGS Map: Belfort
Waterway: Beaver River
Latitude: N 43o 55' 35"
Longitude: W 75o 18' 38"  
Drop: ~25'
Type: Slide
Region: East of Croghan
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Croghan Quadrangle

Taylorville FallsThis 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 of Dexter.

Last update:  July 1, 2017

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