Northern New York Waterfalls 

Mad River Falls


From the hamlet of Redfield in the northeast corner of Oswego County, take CR17 north.  In about two miles, Otto Mills Drive will exit right.  Take this for about 1.7 miles where it will end at the river.

County: Oswego
Town: Redfield
USGS Map: Redfield
Waterway: Mad River North Branch
Latitude: N 43° 35' 36"
Longitude: W 75° 49' 5"
Drop: NA
Width: NA
Region: Northeast Oswego County
Parking: Dirt road
Trail type: Dirt and riverbank
Length of hike: 0.4 mile
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Private
Name: Official

Redfield Quadrangle

The Otto Mills Drive is a seasonally maintained dirt road off Oswego County Route 17, in the area of the Battle Hill State Forest.  Actually, the road descends to the river, but it looked more like an ATV trail so we opted to park and walk.  

There is a road heading downstream from the Otto Mills Drive, but many sections are labeled as private property.  It is known that this section is a DEC fishing access site so the riverbank is accessible.  Please be aware that there are actually three waterfalls on this stretch of the river.  This is the furthest downstream of the three and is the only one that is officially named.  It is about 0.4 miles from Otto Mills Drive.

The Mad River dumps into the Salmon River, which flows into Lake Ontario.

Last update:  November 14, 2015

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