Proceed on NY 12 south out of Watertown. When you
reach the hamlet of Burrville, take a right on the Plank
Road. The Burrville Cider Mill will be in view on
your left. This waterfall is located upstream from
the cider mill, but is on private property.
||N 43o 55' 43"
||W 75o 51' 26"
||Southeast of Watertown
|Length of hike:
There are three unnamed waterfalls upstream from
the Burrville Falls and the Burrville Cider Mill, which is a landmark
in Jefferson County. Just upstream from the cider mill is
the Lower Jacobs Creek Falls. Just above this, the Boynton
Creek flows into the Jacobs Creek. As you are facing upstream,
the left branch is the Boynton Creek and the right branch is the
Jacobs Creek. The Boynton Creek Falls is just above this point.
These falls, which are labeled on topographical maps as
"Falls", are very pretty and we are told that they drop about
90 feet. From just above the Jacobs Creek Lower Falls, you
can actually see the Boynton Creek Falls and the Jacobs Creek Middle
Falls. As you face these falls, just to the right of the base,
there is actually another small waterfall. Photo 4 shows this.
It appears that this is part of the Jacobs Creek where it flows
around an island at this point.
Since this is private property, you need to get permission from
the property owners to gain access. Our thanks to Greg Steiner
of the Burrville Cider Mill for allowing us access to this area.
The Boynton Creek joins the Jacobs Creek at this point.
This flows into the North Branch of the Sandy Creek, which then
flows into the Sandy Creek, which eventually reaches Lake Ontario.
Last update: July 29, 2015