From the hamlet of Russell, at the intersection of CR 24
and Pestle Street, proceed out Pestle Street. In one
mile, you will come to a small island on your left.
Park on the roadside.
||N 44o 26' 03"
||W 75o 10' 00"
||Northwest of the hamlet of Russell
|Length of hike:
Another 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.
When we originally
posted this page, we referred to this as Birch Falls. We
have subsequently determined that, due to the similarily of the
two words, this is a common mistake.
From Pestle Road, you can not view the falls from below.
You are able to see over the top of both of the falls. Also,
please note that once you are off the highway, you are on private
property. Please respect the landowner's rights. However,
if you were to travel from the hamlet on CR 17 on the other side
of the river, you will get a much better view. Again, about
one mile from the intersection of CR 24 and CR 17, you will be below
the falls and will see both sides of the island.
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: March 9, 2017