Northern New York Waterfalls 

Mill Creek Falls


From NY 12 just north of Lyons Falls, turn on Turin Road.  Just before this intersects East Road, you will cross a bridge over the Mill Creek.  This waterfall is at this corner.

County: Lewis
Town: West Turin
USGS Map: Glenfield
Waterway: Mill Creek
Latitude: N 43° 37' 55"
Longitude: W 75° 23' 36"
Drop: 25'
Type: Multiple drops
Region: West of Lyons Falls
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Private
Name: Unnamed

Glenfield Quadrangle

Please note that this is not the only unnamed waterfall in Northern New York that we have dubbed Mill Creek Falls.  Nor is it the only Mill Creek in the North Country.  In fact, it is not the only Mill Creek in Lewis County.  It is, however, the only waterfall we know of on this particular Mill Creek, located in the town of West Turin.

This is a four-part waterfall.  The first drop is a small cascade just below the bridge on the East Road.  Based on tax maps, it appears that this is on private property.  It is registered to some kind of business.

Drop number two is another cascade roughly 50 feet below the first one and owned by the same business.  Both of these can be seen from the road.

The final two drops are further downstream and off the side of the Turin Road.  These are both on private property.  Even if they weren't, the terrain here would make it challenging to see from below.  Because of that, we will be returning to get drone shots later this year.

Drop three is a flume-type drop by the remains of what appears to be an old foundation.  As was typical of waterfall locations back "in the day", this was probably a mill at some point.  The final drop is a cascade.  Since the view of this is of over the crest, it is difficult to guage the height, but it appears to be a nice drop.

The Mill Creek empties into the Black River about one mile below this location.  This, in turn, flows into Lake Ontario in Dexter, Jefferson County.

Last update:  April 25, 2017

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