Northern New York Waterfalls 

Hazelton Falls

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This location is upstream from Fullerville Falls and probably only accessible by water.  We are looking into the possibility of land access.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Fowler
USGS Map: Edwards
Waterway: Oswegatchie River West Branch
Latitude: N 44° 15' 25"
Longitude: W 75° 20' 18"
Drop: NA
Type: NA
Region: Southeast of Gouverneur
Parking: NA
Trail type: Water access
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: NA
Accessibility: NA
Name: Common

Edwards Quadrangle

While doing research, we discovered a clause in the historical booklet Town of Fowler ... Bicentennial History ... 1807-2007.  From page 12 of that document, "A few rods north of the bridge at the foot of the rapids is the site of the fire-destroyed Ontario Talc Mill, while a short one-fourth mile above the natural dam is a water power upon which the late Chester Sprague erected a mill for the manufacture of lumber and shingles.  A short distance south reaches what was known as the Hazelton Falls upon which was operated a shingle mill.  A bit farther upstream is a power site known to earlier settlers as Hill Falls.  A short space further in the same direction appear Mill Falls so called by reason of a mill being located there."  In cooperation with Karen Simmons, Fowler Town Historian, we are continuing to look into this, but at this point we believe that this "natural dam" referred to is actually Fullerville Falls.

Given the access question, we have not yet been to this location.  A search of satellite images and topographical maps leads us to surmiss that Hazelton Falls is 1/2 mile due south of Sprague Falls.  These two waterfalls are separated by two straight segments of about 2000 feet each with a sweeping 90° bend between them.

This leads us to the belief that a shingle mill was operated here by someone named Hazelton back in the 1800s.

Until we are able to access this location, we have provided an image from googlemaps.com.

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

Last update:  December 17, 2016

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Hazleton Falls

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