Northern New York Waterfalls 

Houseville Falls


From NY 12 in Glenfield, take the Glenfield Road west.  Roughly 1/4 mile up this road, take a left on the Houseville Road.  This comes to a "T" when it meets the East Road.  You actually bear left to stay on the Houseville Road.  In another 1/4 mile or so, there is another "T".  Bear left here and you will immediately cross the House Creek.  The falls are in this area.

County: Lewis
Town: Turin
USGS Map: Glenfield
Waterway: House Creek
Latitude: N 43° 40' 57"
Longitude: W 75° 26' 07"
Drop: 30'
Type: Multiple drops
Region: West of Glenfield
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Private
Name: Unnamed

Glenfield Quadrangle

This waterfall is a short distance upstream from another falls on this same creek.  Commonly called House Creek Falls, that one is a charted "Falls".  Because of that other location, we have dubbed this one Houseville Falls because it is in the vicinity of that hamlet.

This is a three-part waterfall.  The first drop is a small cascade just upstream of the East Road bridge and is visible from the road.

 As the creek comes out from under the road, it immediately drops into a flume-type falls.  This is probably on land owned by Lewis County.  That is somewhat of a moot point because as soon as you get past the highway right-of-way, you are on private property.  You are almost looking directly down on this section.  The property downstream where you would best be able to view it is private. 

The final drop, which is a bit further downstream is also on private property.  You are also looking over the crest of this one.  Even if these were not on private land, the terrain here would make it challenging to see either of these final two drops from below.  Because of that, we will be returning to get drone shots later this year.

The House Creek empties into the Black River which flows into Lake Ontario in Dexter, Jefferson County.

Last update:  April 25, 2017

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