Northern New York Waterfalls 

Sinclair 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 Sinclair Falls in about two miles.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Clare
USGS Map: Degrasse
Waterway: Grass River South Branch
Latitude: N 44o 20' 16"
Longitude: W 75o 02' 49"
Drop: 10'
Type: Rectangular Cascade
Region: Southeast of Canton
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Degrasse Quadrangle

Sinclair FallsSinclair 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 a parking area with an information/registration stand.  They ask you to sign in for your safety and as a count of visitors.  I found this a bit odd because these falls are within sight of the road.  Many other falls that were a considerable distance from the road didn't have the registration stand available.

I would recommend that rather than attempting to walk directly to the falls from this registration stand, take a leisurely stroll up the road.  The junction of the Lake George Road is within sight and the trail entrance is a short distance down this road.  This trail is much easier and quicker to traverse than the direct path.

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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