Northern New York Waterfalls 

Spier Falls

Directions

Take Exit 17 from I-87 and go south on US 9 briefly.  The old Saratoga Road will exit right.  Take this and then the first right on the Mountain Road.  Spier Falls Road will be the first left.  This facility will be a little over 3 miles down this road on the right.

County: Saratoga/Warren
Town: Moreau/Lake Luzerne
USGS Map: Corinth
Waterway: Hudson River
Latitude: N 43° 14' 5"
Longitude: W 73° 45' 24"
Drop: NA
Type: Dam
Region: North of Saratoga Springs
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: NA
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Corinth Quadrangle

Spier Falls is an officially named waterfall, listed on the USGS GNIS.  For all intents and purposes, there is no longer a waterfall here.  It is now a fairly large hydro-electric facility.  At the base of the dam, there is terrain that would qualify to be a waterfall if water was flowing.  As with most hydro-electric projects, the power plant controls the flow and during a majority of the time, there is little to no water coming over the dam.  It is likely that water does flow at certain times of the year but it has been dry each time we have been there.  

The site can be viewed from the side of the road, just north of the parking area for the facility.

The Hudson River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Last update:  October 20, 2015

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