Northern New York Waterfalls 

Deer River Falls


Take NY 26 south from West Carthage to the hamlet of Deer River.  These falls will be on the upstream side as you cross the bridge over the river.

County: Lewis
Town: Denmark
USGS Map: Carthage
Waterway: Deer River
Latitude: N 43o 55' 51"
Longitude: W 75o 35' 27"
Drop: ~ 15'
Type: Rectangular Block
Region: South of Carthage
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Carthage Quadrangle

Deer River FallsOne of the many small, unnamed falls in northern New York, these falls are on the Deer River in the hamlet of Deer River and can be easily seen from the bridge there on Route 26.

The last photograph in this display is a copy of an old postcard of these falls.  This came from the collection of Scott A. Ensminger of  Notice this shows a dam and mill that previously existed just above the falls.  These were removed several decades ago.  

The Deer River flows to the Black River which empties into Lake Ontario at the Black River Bay, just southwest of the village of Dexter.

Last update:  June 12, 2017

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