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.
||N 43° 40' 57"
||W 75° 26' 07"
||West of Glenfield
|Length of hike:
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