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' 31"
||W 75o 18' 45"
||East of Croghan
|Length of hike:
Several hundred yards downstream from Taylorville Falls, 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.
Walk under the penstock and bear right toward the river to locate
this set of falls, or walk downstream after visiting the upper falls.
On our last visit there in June 2017, we stopped at a little
store In Croghan. Since we were going to be away from any
type of population base for a few hours, we decided to pick up
sandwiches for lunch. As she was making sandwiches, I
questioned her about selling our books there. When she
found out we were looking for waterfalls, she asked if we had
been to "Double Eddies". Since it was not familiar to us,
she gave us directions. After following her directions, we
are fairly certain that she was directing us to the location of
Taylorville and Taylorville Lower Falls.
Below this lower drop, the river makes a slight bend right
and then left before turning right again and continuing
downstream. In the process, it forms two eddies. As
a result, the locals refer to this region as
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