In the downtown section of the village of Keeseville,
start at the bridge on NY 22 which crosses the Ausable River.
Travel east and NY 22 turns right, which is Front Street
in the village. Take the first left, which is
Clinton Street. As you exit the village, this becomes
Port Douglas Road. Further down the road, this will
continue left and at this point, Highland Road will fork
to the right. Take this right and shortly you will
come to the Port Douglas Cemetery. Immediately across
from this is a long driveway.
||Little Trout Brook
||N 44° 27' 58"
||W 73° 26' 12"
||Southeast of Keeseville
|Length of hike:
Having provided directions, we need
to stress that this waterfall is on private property. The
owners of this beautiful home on about 600 acres welcome visitors.
You will find Marty and Barb Davidson to be extremely friendly,
knowledgeable, interesting and accommodating. The only thing
they ask is that you stop in at the house to let them know you are
there. There are several reasons for that, the least of which
is that if this is your first visit, you may not find the waterfall!
The first two pictures in the array were taken on our most
recent trip there, in April 2017. The third photo
was sent to us by the owner, Marty Davidson.
We also received some pictures and this account from
Thomas Pray. "It's a nice brook forced through a sharp,
uplift and squeezed between ledges. It cascades down creating water
filled with oxygen that it looks white. At the base to the right
is a nice dike of serpentine. Grey, blue/green spotted and dotted
with red and rust. Beautiful stone. There used to be Brookies in
the pools and suckers further down where the water and brook get
wider. A favorite little trip for many of us years ago."
The final item in the array was provided by Mr. Pray. He described
this as a "1882
sketch of the waterfall." We don't know the origination
of this sketch so can not credit the party, but our research has
indicated that the Statute of Limitations has expired on any copyright
that may have existed due to its age.
The Little Trout Brook is one of the smallest waterways containing
a waterfall that enters directly into the Big 3 Northern New York
waterways. Lake Champlain is a little more than 1.5 miles
from this site.
Latest update: April 30, 2017