Northern New York Waterfalls 

Double Drop


Take the Lyonsdale Road east from the village of Lyons Falls.  In three miles, you will come to the Lowdale Road, which is just past a paper mill on the left.  There is parking by the river.

County: Lewis
Town: Lyonsdale
USGS Map: Port Leyden
Waterway: Moose River
Latitude: N 43° 37' 05"
Longitude: W 75° 18' 10"
Drop: ~10'
Type: Curtain Cascade
Region: East of Lyons Falls
Parking: Paved area
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Lyonsdale Quadrangle

Double DropOne of several sections of waterfalls or rapids on the lower part of the Moose River, this site is just upstream from the intersection of the Lowdale and Lyonsdale Roads.  It can be seen from the parking lot of the Burrow's Paper Company or from a one-lane bridge on the Lowdale Road that crosses the river there.

This set of falls undoubtedly gets its name from the fact that it drops in two-steps, hence Double Drop.  Having said that, in high water in the spring, it may be difficult to distinguish the drops.

This stretch of the river is very popular with the kayak community.

The Moose River flows into the Black River just a few miles downstream from this location in Lyons Falls.  The Black empties into Lake Ontario in the Jefferson County community of Dexter.

Last update:  April 25, 2017

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