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Northern New York Waterfalls ... Willsboro Falls

Willsboro Falls


Take NY 22 to the hamlet of Willsboro.  There are two locations where the falls can be viewed.  Gilliland Lane exits north from NY 22 on the east side of the river.  Proceed to a fishing access area ahead on your left and park.  Mill Lane is on the other side of the Boquet.  It also exits north.  You will easily find a parking area on the edge of the river.

County: Essex
Town: Willsboro
USGS Map: Willsboro
Waterway: Boquet River
Latitude: N 44° 22' 00"
Longitude: W 73° 23' 31"
Drop: 20'
Type: Slide
Region: NY 22 between Keeseville and Westport
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: <0.1 mile/1 minute
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Westport Quadrangle

Willsboro FallsFrom the Gilliland Lane side of the river, you will pass the old high school which has been converted to a senior living center.  Beyond that you will find an anglers parking area. Several trails are available to the riverbank where you have an unobstructed view of the waterfall.  The first four pictures were taken from this side.

The opposite side of the river gives you a view from a little further downriver.  It is also fairly unobstructed.  Our last two photos and the video provided were taken from here.

The river here is probably over 100 feet wide.  At the top of the falls is a dam which is part of a working hydro-electric facility.  Below that there is a slide of about 75' that drops about five feet before a drop of two feet over a ledge.  The slide continues for another 30 feet or so and another six foot drop.  From there, there is a level stretch before a series of rapids heading down to the fishing access area. 

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

Last update:  April 30, 2017

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