To get to here, travel NY 12 to Lyons Falls. Find
the bridge crossing the Black River and continue on the
Lyonsdale Road. Shortly after the Lyonsdale Road becomes
the Marmon Road, the Hunkins Road will be on the left.
This ends in a "T" on the Fowlerville Road.
Go left and you will shortly cross the Fowlerville Bridge.
||N 43° 37' 24"
||W 75° 16' 41"
||East of Lyons Falls
|Length of hike:
|Located just downstream of the bridge there is a very nice waterfall.
To get the best views of it, go north of the bridge. There
is a dirt road on the left. Use caution. To call this
a road is a bit generous. It is more accurately a glorified
ATV trail. On our first trip, I was becoming impressed with
how well my 3/4 ton Chevy pick-up was handling it. We rounded
a curve and came upon a parking area of sorts. There sat a
Chevy Aveo with a kayak on the roof. I couldn't believe that
anyone would try this road in such a small car, let alone that he
made it! On a return trip in a sedan, I used better judgment
and parked a short distance in.
There is a well worn path leading to the river's edge right next
to the falls. You can also follow this downstream and get
some nice photos of the area.
To give you an idea of the size of this area, the last image
in the array was taken from Bing Maps.
Fowlerville Falls is just inside the Adirondack "Blue Line".
It is especially disheartening because of the condition of the area.
This area is obviously a local party spot. Several places
show the remains of bonfires. All kinds of junk have been
discarded and burned here, including the working part of an old
shop vacuum cleaner.
This stretch of the river is very popular with the kayak community.
It should also be noted that on USGS topographical maps, this is
referred to as Fowlersville Falls but all local references call
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