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.
||N 44o 13' 50"
||W 73o 27' 40"
||Near the intersection of NY 22 and CR 8
in the hamlet of Wadhams
|Length of hike:
Find 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
Last update: April 30, 2017