To get here, travel NY 12 to Lyons Falls. Find the
bridge crossing the Black River and continue. Lowdale
Road is just after the paper mill on your left. Park
in the area provided.
||N 43° 37' 07"
||W 75° 18' 17"
||East of Lyons Falls
|Length of hike:
One of several sections of waterfalls or rapids on the lower
part of the Moose River, this site is directly under the bridge
on the Lowdale Road at Lyonsdale, in the left channel of the river.
This stretch of the river is very popular with the kayak community.
There is a hydro facility at this point and these falls are often
not flowing unless there is high water. On the Lowdale Road,
there are two, one-lane steel bridges. The first takes you
from the south side of the Moose to an island and the second spans
the right channel to the north side. You can see this drop
from these bridges, but you are looking over the crest of the
falls. Downstream views are available from the back
parking area of the hydro facility, but
that area is posted. On our first few trips here, no one
was around to approach
for permission, but timing was with us on our last visit.
The parking area was open and an employee we spoke with allowed
It is our understanding that the entire span of the river here
was originally known as Lyonsdale Falls. The whitewater community
has dubbed the right channel "T-Bone" so we have posted
pictures of that side separately.
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