Northern New York Waterfalls 

Graves Cemetery Falls


On Main Street/NY 13, in the north end of Camden, look for the Camden Elementary School.  This is on the corner of Empey Avenue.  Turn here.  This becomes River Road as you leave the city.  In a little over 6 miles, you will reach the Graves Cemetery on your left as you approach the hamlet of Florence.  Park in the entrance to the cemetery.

County: Oneida
Town: Florence
USGS Map: Florence
Waterway: Little River
Latitude: N 43° 25' 59"
Longitude: W 75° 45' 00"
Drop: 12'
Width: Tiered Step
Region: Northwest Oneida County
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Lee Center Quadrangle

Graves Cemetery FallsThis waterfall is in the Graves Cemetery, or more specifically, in front of it, in the hamlet of Florence so we have dubbed it such.  The waterfall is behind a house and the actual cemetery is up on a hill.  The only indication of it is a blue sign at the entrance, which is quite easy to miss.  If you do miss it, the road you are on ends at the hamlet of Florence, no more than 700' down the road.  Simply turn around and come back.  People looking for this spot have been known to do that!

Walk across the stone bridge at the front of the cemetery.  On the bridge you can see the falls to the left below.  After crossing the bridge bear to the left and go down the hill to the bottom for a streamside view.  Use caution because the front side of the river, at the left of the entrance, is privately owned.

This is a very quaint waterfall.  It is somewhere between a curtain cascade and a step falls.  It is one of those locations where you can easily get up close to the water.

The Little River flows into the Mad River just downstream from this location.  This is not the same Mad River that contains the Mad River Falls in Oswego County, although it isn't far from it.  This Mad River flows into the Fish Creek West Branch in Camden.  From there the water flows into the Fish Creek which empties into the Erie Canal at Sylvan Beach about 0.6 mile from the eastern end of Oneida Lake.  From here, the water flows through the Oneida River where it joins forces with the Seneca River in Three Rivers, a community in Clay, New York, just northwest of Syracuse.  This forms the Oswego River, which empties into Lake Ontario in the city of Oswego.

Last update:  October 7, 2017

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