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 this location in 3.3 miles.
||Grass River South Branch
||N 44o 19' 53"
||W 75o 01' 21"
||South of Canton
|Length of hike:
||Common falls/Official rapids
This stretch carries both the
official name Stewart Rapids, and the common name Adrenaline Falls.
It 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.
Although there are no markings for this stretch, it is easy to
find the trail and get to the river as it can be seen from the road
where there is a large turn in the river.
Officially, this is Stewart Rapids. We surmise that the
Stewart name was in honor of a family that owned property in the
area in the 1800s. As for Adrenaline Falls, this comes from the whitewater
community. This stretch of the Grass is very popular with
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 28, 2015