Northern New York Waterfalls 

Grunerts Falls


Just north of the Beaver River in Belfort, head east on the Long Pond Road.  After a few miles, you will cross the "Blue Line" which means you are in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.  Shortly, you will cross the river and on the left just past the bridge, there is a parking area.  This is a fishing access site right next to these falls.

County: Lewis
Town: Croghan
USGS Map: Stillwater
Waterway: Oswegatchie River, West Branch
Latitude: 43° 58' 34"
Longitude: 75° 14' 06"
Drop: ~25'
Type: Rectangular Cascade
Region: Northeast of Croghan
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 1 minute
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Charted/Unnamed

Croghan Quadrangle

Grunerts FallsThis is an unnamed falls which is identified on USGS topographical maps as "Rapids".  There is a parking area for a canoe access point.  We have dubbed it Grunerts Falls because it is right next to what was Grunerts Camps and Inn.  This facility is now closed but was a very popular campground and restaurant for years at that location.

In the spring of the year, this area is a roaring torrent.  The Oswegatchie has its origin in the Adirondack heartland and the river is a major route for the spring thaws as the mountains rid themselves of the major snows that occur there.  By the end of the summer, the current here slows considerably, as our pictures show. 

The Oswegatchie River flows into the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg, New York.

Webmaster's note:   There is a trail on the parking lot side of the river that leads downstream about one-half mile to Iowa Falls.

Last update:  July 1, 2017

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