The north end of the Tooley Pond Road is less than 1000'
from the junction of CR 17 and CR 27 in the hamlet of Degrasse.
Proceed northeast on CR 27 and take a right. You will
reach Basford Falls in 1.4 miles.
||Grass River South Branch
||N 44° 20' 25"
||W 75° 03' 29"
||South of Canton
|Length of hike:
Basford Falls is one of eight
well-known waterfalls on the South Branch of the Grass River which
are fairly easy to access from the Tooley Pond Road. This
road connects CR
27 in the hamlet of Degrasse to NY 3 near Cranberry Lake. Like
many of the falls on this road, it is on DEC maintained state land,
accessible to the public. It is also possible to reach this
location from the Route 3 end but our information details access
from the north.
There is information out there that indicates an orange gate
at the trailhead. The gate is gone! There are two rust-red
colored gate posts with a good sized boulder between to keep motor
vehicles out. A mileage reading is a good idea because,
although the trailhead is well marked, foliage growth may block
your view of it until you are past it! The hike is 0.4
mile over a well
maintained trail of moderate difficulty.
The Grass River flows into the St. Lawrence River in Massena,
in St. Lawrence County.
Note: Depending upon which map or sign you are using, this
river is referred to as either Grasse or Grass.
Officially, it is Grass.
Last update: July 8, 2017