Northern New York Waterfalls 

Junction Road Falls


From the intersection of NY 12 and NY 365, just north of Barneveld, proceed north on NY 12.  The first right will be the Plank Road.  Follow this for one mile and take a right on the Prospect Junction Road.  In less than 1/4 mile, you will cross the Cady Brook.

County: Oneida
Town: Trenton
USGS Map: Remsen
Waterway: Cady Brook
Latitude: N 43o 18' 26"
Longitude: W 75o 10' 32"
Drop: 8'
Type: Step
Region: Between Remsen and Barneveld
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Remsen Quadrangle

Junction Road FallsNote that the first bridge on the Prospect Junction Road actually crosses the Cincinnati Creek.  The series of falls at that point we have dubbed the Cincinnati Creek Falls.  The second bridge on this road crosses the Cady Brook.  Park on the roadside and this waterfall will be on your right.

This is a small, unnamed waterfall.  This area is known as the Junction Road Swimming Hole and Junction Road Falls. 

It has been a popular local swimming hole for over 100 years.  Follow the stream-bed on your left and you will shortly come to this waterfall.  The stream bed takes a number of small steps before reaching the main area, which is a gentle series of steps that drops about eight feet over a 20 or 30' section of the stream.

On June 3, 2013, we received an email from Cody Helmer who grew up in this area.  Here is what he had to say ... "The Cady Brook Waterfall is missing the most important detail- the rock carving!  Years ago, the locals dredged out the pool at the bottom of of the waterfall by hand, probably in the late 1800's or early 1900's. They cleaned out enough debris that you could dive from the ledge into the water below- this became the local swimming hole (and I always knew this as the Junction Road swimming hole). At some point in the past, someone carved a block-shaped image of a boy diving into the water on the ledge. My grandfather told me it was a local farmer who did it and it was there when he was a boy in the 1920's. It is no more than 8 inches square, but still evident today."

Our thanks to Cody for sharing this with us.  He has taken pictures of this "carving" and has graciously allowed us to use his photos.

The Cady Brook empties into the Cincinnati Creek about 0.6 miles downstream from this location.  The Cincinnati Creek flows into the West Canada Creek just downstream of the Trenton Falls area.  This empties into the Mohawk River, which then flows into the Hudson before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.

Last update:  October 4, 2017

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