This location is on NY 46, about 3.3 miles south of
the village of Boonville and 2.4 miles north of Pixley Falls State Park.
||Old Black River Canal
||N 43° 26' 00.54"
||W 75° 19' 39.59"
||Segmented ribbon tiered
||South of Boonville
|Length of hike:
||Easy to moderate
This waterfall is a little over two miles upstream from the very
popular Pixley Falls. There is a roadside pull-off on the east side of the highway.
A foot bridge is visible from the road. As you walk toward the
bridge, bear to the right of the creek and follow the steep foot trail
leading down to the base of the falls.
waterfall is on an unnamed stream that
enters Lansing Kill immediately across from Lansing Kill Falls.
Many sources indicate that this waterway is formed by a "waste
weir" on the Black River Canal. That may have been at one
point, but the canal hasn't been in operation for several
decades and this waterway still exists so we are going with the
theory that this is an unnamed stream that follows a portion of
the route of the former canal. Many maps still label this
as the Black River Canal.
This is a very intriguing area for the waterfaller. At
the base of this falls, you are literally looking at two very
nice waterfalls. Bakers Falls enters Lansing Kill at the
base of Lansing Kill Falls. Our thanks to Stacy Brown for
submitting these pictures. Our only trip here was in
mid-April and, although our photos show a lot of water, there is
no color. They are not very appealing to view!
Lansing Kill flows into the Mohawk River. This empties
into the Hudson River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
Last update: April 25, 2017