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.
||Grass River South Branch
||N 44o 20' 16"
||W 75o 02' 49"
||Southeast of Canton
|Length of hike:
Sinclair 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.
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
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 22, 2015