Northern New York Waterfalls 

Bulkhead Falls


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 Bulkhead Falls in 3.5 miles.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Clare
USGS Map: Degrasse
Waterway: Grass River South Branch
Latitude: N 44o 19' 49"
Longitude: W 75o 01' 06"
Drop: 25'
Type: Ribbon Cascade
Region: South of Canton
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Degrasse Quadrangle

Bulkhead FallsBulkhead 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.

A mileage reading to reach the trailhead is pretty important.  The trail is fairly well defined and easy to navigate but you have to find it first.  At about 3.5 miles from the CR 27 end, you will crest a small hill and the road will level somewhat for a short distance.  There is a yellow sign that states "No motor vehicles allowed beyond this point".  Just south of that, you will find a trail that takes you to Bulkhead.  This is not the only trail to this waterfall and none of them are obvious.  This is the best option because it takes you to the bottom of the falls.

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

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