Northern New York Waterfalls 

Hatchery Brook Falls

Directions

From the intersection of Routes 8 and 30 in Speculator, come north for 2.2 miles.  You will see a creek on your right.  Park on the roadside. 

County: Hamilton
Town: Lake Pleasant
USGS Map: Page Mt
Waterway: Hatchery Brook
Latitude: N 43° 31' 36"
Longitude: W 74° 23' 11"
Drop: ~6'
Type: Cascade
Region: Off NY 30 between Northville and Wells
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile/2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Wells Quadrangle

Only a couple of hundred feet off the highway, this waterfall is still difficult to find.  Our directions indicated it was right where the brook flowed under route 30.  These directions, however, were from the south and we came from the north.  We drove by, got to the landmark to the south, turned around and still missed it.  Finally, seeing a creek very close to the road, we stopped, and lo and behold, we were there!  We have also provided photos of a couple of signs that were very close.  The "Adopt-a-highway" sign is on the opposite side of the road.

Park on the east side of the highway.  There is a small clearing at that point.  Walk to a trail that is visible on your right and you will almost immediately find the waterfall.

This is technically an unnamed waterfall.  When we first became aware of it, we were told it was called Whiskey Brook Falls.  We originally had it posted as that.  After subsequent research, we found that it is located on the Hatchery Brook.  Whiskey Brook is a feeder stream that enters the Hatchery Brook a short distance upstream from this point. 

It is our belief that whoever originally tagged it as Whiskey Brook wasn't aware that at this point, it is the Hatchery Brook.  Consequently, we are now referring to it by the waterway that it is on.

The Hatchery Brook drains into Sacandaga Lake which flows into Lake Pleasant.  The Sacandaga River then takes this water downstream to the Hudson before making its way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Last update:  September 16, 2017

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