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Northern New York Waterfalls ... Wadhams Falls

Wadhams Falls


From I-87, exit 31,  go east on NY 9N.  The first left is CR 59, the Youngs Road.  This will end at CR 8 where a right will take you to the hamlet of Wadhams.  At the stop sign, you bear left onto NY 22 and almost immediately cross a bridge where you will see the falls on your left.

County: Essex
Town: Westport
USGS Map: Westport
Waterway: Boquet River
Latitude: N 44o 13' 50"
Longitude: W 73o 27' 40"
Drop: 20'
Type: Ribbon cascade
Region: Near the intersection of NY 22 and CR 8 in the hamlet of Wadhams
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Westport Quadrangle

Wadhams FallsFind street-side parking in this little hamlet and stroll back to the bridge.  The view from the bridge is of a gorge chiseled into the river bed.

Above the falls is a dam that is probably eight feet tall.  A fairly flat rock ledge slopes gently over the next 100 feet or so and then the river plunges head-long over a drop of about 20'.  There is about a 100' long pool at the base of the falls before the channel narrows at the bottom of the ravine.  There is a slide-drop through there of another five feet or so before the water flows under the bridge and downstream.

On the downstream side of the river, there is a working factory.  You can see a current in the river emitting from the base of the building.  According to information we have received from Carl Paulson of Morrisonville, New York, this is a hydroelectric generating station that is owned by the director of the library on the other side of the river.

The Boquet River flows into Lake Champlain near Willsboro, New York.

Last update:  April 30, 2017

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