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Beecher Falls

Directions

Edinburg is located north of Broadalbin and east of Northville on a peninsula of sorts that juts into the Great Sacandaga Lake.  After crossing the Batchellerville Bridge, take a right at the first crossroads which is Route 4.  You will go for about 0.5 mile, down a hill and the road will bend right.  You will find a little park on your right where the falls and bridge are located.

County: Saratoga
Town: Edinburg
USGS Map: Edinburg
Waterway: Beecher Creek
Latitude: N 43o 13' 15"
Longitude: W 74o 06' 03"
Drop: 20'
Type: Step
Region: Between Broadalbin and Northville
Parking: Road shoulder
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 200'/1 minute
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Edinburg Quadrangle

Beecher FallsA trip to Beecher Falls is a worthwhile drive, if not for the waterfall, then to see the covered bridge at this location.  According to the New York State Covered Bridge Society, there are only 24 covered bridges remaining in New York State. The Copeland Bridge at this location is one of four located near a waterfall in northern New York.  Jay Falls in Essex County, Spruce Creek Falls in Herkimer County and Lower Falls in Ticonderoga, Essex County, are the other three waterfalls near a covered bridge. 

We have read that the Edinburgh Historical Society has received a grant and additional funding and have restored the bridge.  We assume that the park is sponsored by them or the town.  It is a charming little area, which is also handicapped accessible.  There is a paved trail leading down to the covered bridge where excellent views of the falls are possible from the bridge and the other side of the stream.  There is also a fenced viewing area upstream next to the falls.

The falls themselves are also a very pretty sight.  Forming a natural rock set of stairs, the water cascades in several steps.  Between the falls, the bridge and the ease of access, this is a very relaxing stop.

We have seen on-line references calling this the Beecher Creek Falls.  We spoke with the Town Historian in Edinburg who told us that locally, it is referred to as Beecher Falls.

The Beecher Creek flows into the Great Sacandaga Lake, which is part of the Sacandaga River.  This water continues its journey to the Hudson River and eventually reaches the Atlantic ocean.

Last update:  August 26, 2017

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