Northern New York Waterfalls 

Lock 64 Falls


This location is on NY 46, about 3.2 miles south of the village of Boonville and 2.5 miles north of Pixley Falls State Park.

County: Oneida
Town: Boonville
USGS Map: Boonville
Waterway: The Old Black River Canal
Latitude: N 43° 26' 05"
Longitude: W 75° 19' 45"
Drop: 8'
Type: Classical Block
Region: South of Boonville
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 1000'
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Boonville Quadrangle

Canal 64 FallsThis waterfall is about two-and-a-half miles upstream from the very popular Pixley Falls.  It is just north of the roadside pull-off for Bakers Falls and Lansing Kill Falls, but is accessed from the same point.  Rather than descending the bank to those two falls, simply walk north along the cross-country ski trail. 

There is some confusion as to what waterway this is on.  It is part of the old Black River Canal, which hasn't been in operation since 1925.  We are tentatively calling it the Lock 64 Falls because it is formed at the upstream end of that former lock.  You can still see the remains of the sidewalls of it. 

Since the canal no longer exists, it is more likely that this stretch is part of an unnamed stream that flows from the west side of NY 46 and into the Lansing Kill just south of here. 

Our only trip here was in mid-April and the foliage had not yet blossomed.  Our pictures were very brown so thanks to Stacy Brown for submitting this picture.

Lansing Kill flows into the Mohawk River.  This empties into the Hudson River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Last update:  April 25, 2017

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Black River Canal Lock 64 Falls

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