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.
||Grass River South Branch
||N 44o 19' 49"
||W 75o 01' 06"
||South of Canton
|Length of hike:
Bulkhead 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, which has significant lengths that are unpaved, 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.
Just before a turn in the road, you are very close to the river.
Just behind a sign that states "No motor vehicles allowed beyond
this point", you will find a trail that takes you to Bulkhead.
Actually there are many of these signs posted periodically along
the road. This one is closest to the 3.5 mile point.
This waterfall covers a significant stretch of the river at this
point, with several drops. Actually, the trail mentioned in
the previous paragraph brings you in at the bottom of the falls.
A bit further down the road, there is another trail that brings
you to the middle of the stretch of falls, but the entrance to this
trail is not marked.
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: September 8, 2015