Northern New York Waterfalls 

Stewart Rapids/Adrenaline Falls

Directions

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.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Clare
USGS Map: Degrasse
Waterway: Grass River South Branch
Latitude: N 44o 19' 53"
Longitude: W 75o 01' 21"
Drop: 12'
Type: Rapids
Region: South of Canton
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 150'
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common falls/Official rapids

Degrasse Quadrangle

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 kayakers.

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

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