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.
||N 43° 37' 55"
||W 75° 23' 36"
||West of Lyons Falls
|Length of hike:
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