Northern New York Waterfalls 

(East) Jimmy Creek Lower Falls


From the junction of NY 8 and NY 30 north of Wells, go east on Route 8 for about 1.2 miles. There are parking areas on both sides of the highway near where a creek goes under the road through a sluice-pipe.

County: Hamilton
Town: Wells
USGS Map: Harrisburg
Waterway: Jimmy Creek
Latitude: N 43o 27' 11"
Longitude: W 74o 14' 00"
Drop: 8'
Type: Slide
Region: NY 8 between Wells and the Hamilton/Warren County line
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 200'
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Wells Quadrangle

East Jimmy Creek Lower FallsThis waterfall is barely 200' upstream from the highway.  In fact, you could see it from the highway if it weren't for a huge boulder in the middle of the stream that blocks your view.

The creek bed at this point is a large smooth rock that is tipped at about a 30o angle.  our pictures were from August 2015 which was near the end of a particularly dry summer.  We plan to return to the area earlier in the season to get images of greater waterflow.

This Jimmy Creek flows into the east branch of the Sacandaga River which joins the main branch about one mile downstream from that point.  The Sacandaga River flows through a number of lakes as it makes its way to the Hudson River whose final destination is the Atlantic ocean.

Note:  There are two Jimmy Creeks in the town of Wells.  The other one enters the west branch of the Sacandaga River about eight miles from where this one enters the east branch, but they are totally independent of each other.  Due to their proximity to each other, this one is typically referred to as the East Jimmy Creek and the other the West Jimmy Creek.  That is a logical but unofficial distinction.  Topographical maps simply label them both Jimmy Creek. 

Last update:  August 26, 2017

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East Jimmy Creek Lower Falls

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