NYS Route 8 runs east-west through the heart of the Adirondack
Mountains between Poland and Speculator, New York.
In the area of Piseco Lake, Route 10 begins and leads south.
About 1.2 miles from Route 8, just after crossing a bridge
over the Piseco Outlet, the Powley Road will exit on your right.
10.4 miles down this dirt road, you will cross a creek.
There is a parking area on the left just before this.
||East Canada Creek
||N 43o 16' 30"
||W 74o 39' 46"
||Off NY 10 south of Piseco Lake
|Length of hike:
Accessing Bray House Falls, also known as The Potholers,
from the road is quite easy. Getting to this roadside parking
area is something else! It is a long slow drive down an old
dirt road! Almost immediately after the parking area is a
gate that was open when we were there in 2011. This may be
the Hamilton/Fulton County line.
Park on the roadside and proceed downstream ... to your left
as you were approaching. The stream you are following is the
Brayhouse Brook. Within 0.1 miles, you will reach a junction
of this brook with the East Canada Creek. Turn left and go
upstream another 0.1 miles to the falls. For those who may
be curious, our information is that the brook is Brayhouse but the
falls are Bray House. Maybe someday we will determine why
there is a difference. Also, the falls are not on the Brayhouse
Brook, but are on East Canada Creek.
As for the falls, they are a multi-step drop that is almost a
natural waterslide running along an estimated 25' of the river.
It is a very pretty location and an excellent place to sit on the
rocks and enjoy your picnic lunch or at least a drink and a snack.
The East Canada Creek flows into the Mohawk River between Little
Falls and St. Johnsville. The Mohawk then flows to the Hudson
before reaching the Atlantic ocean.
Last update: August 26, 2017