Just east the village of Star Lake
on NY 3, there is a road that leads into the hamlet of
Wanakena. From here, a trail leads upstream to
Little Falls, or it can be reached by kayak/canoe.
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This is a small waterfall just upstream from the hamlet of
Wanakena on the Oswegatchie River.
It can be found using the Moore's Trail, about 1.1 miles west
of the South Shore Road bridge in Wanakena.
information and pictures here were submitted by Bill Hill, a
regular contributor to this website. He was researching
the trail for a piece on his blog. A reference to "Little Falls"
was found in the book
of the Woods by Herbert F. Keith. On page 17
the book he states "the river drops some twenty feet, made in
two steps". Bill estimates this to be closer to 8 to 10 feet,
but time of year affects water flow greatly in this area.
It is very possible that in the spring, the drop would be more
prominent than in October, when these pictures were taken.
The Oswegatchie River flows into the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg,
Last update: October 30, 2017