Northern New York Waterfalls 

Hoisington Brook Falls


Westport is east of the I-87 exit 31.  Just south of the intersection of NY 9N and NY 22, there is a bridge over the Hoisington Brook.  A side street just south of this takes you down the hill to Lee Park.

County: Essex
Town: Westport
USGS Map: Westport
Waterway: Hoisington Brook
Latitude: N 44° 11' 02"
Longitude: W 73° 26' 04"
Drop: 6'
Type: Step
Region: Off NY 9N/22 in the hamlet of Westport
Parking: Mixed surface lot
Trail type: Concrete/dirt/rock
Length of hike: 0.1 mile/1 minute
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Westport Quadrangle

Hoisington Brook FallsA very pleasant and well maintained nature trail meanders through Lee Park. From the parking area, you can see a footbridge just upstream.  The main drop of the falls is under that footbridge.

The best view of the main drop is from the parking lot area or near the brook by it.  At the footbridge, you are looking right down on top of the waterfall.  The trail continues upstream, first through a section of concrete walkway with a metal railing, under the route 22/9N bridge and then along the brook where you will encounter several more small drops.  This entire area is a series of ledges that form natural steps that the brook descends.  The main drop is about five steps dropping some six to eight feet and there is another upstream of about 2' but the majority of the dozens of drops in this area are smaller steps or a foot or so each.  You can actually get right out on the river bed from the nature trail.

The Hoisington Brook is one of the smaller waterways in northern New York containing a waterfall, that flows directly into one of the bordering outlets.  It is also perhaps one of the closest.  The main drop is only about 100 yards from Lake Champlain and part of this park is a beach on the lake.

Last update:  August 18, 2017

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