Northern New York Waterfalls 

Burts Falls


From the hamlet of Russell, cross the Grass River on the CR 24 bridge and go west on CR 17.  In about a mile, there is an island on the right.  This waterfall is visible on both sides of the island.  Park on the roadside.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Russell
USGS Map: Hermon
Waterway: Grass River
Latitude: N 44o 26' 03"
Longitude: W 75o 10' 00"
Drop: 8'
Type: Slide
Region: Northwest of the hamlet of Russell
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Roadside
Name: Common

Hermon Quadrangle

Waterfall videoAnother of the many unnamed falls on the Grass River, this one is known locally as Burts Falls.  There are falls on both sides of the island.

This waterfall can also be seen from the north side of the river.  This is Pestle Street Road, but you are looking over the crest of the falls, so the view is not as favorable.  You also can not see the south channel from there and, once you are off the highway, you are on private property.  The south side of the river is your better option.

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:  June 23, 2017

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