From the hamlet of Russell, at the intersection of CR 24
and Pestle Street, drive south on CR 24.
Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Grass
River, turn left on Blanchard Hill Road. In just
less than 1.5 miles, Burnell Road will be on the right.
This waterfall is on the right side of the bridge 200
feet from the corner.
Park on the roadside.
||N 44o 25' 10"
||W 75o 08' 06"
||Southeast of the hamlet of Russell
|Length of hike:
Another of the hundreds of unnamed falls in St. Lawrence County,
this one is located on Plumb Brook. Since there is a
fairly well known waterfall commonly called Plumb Brook Falls at
the Plumb Brook Fishing Access Area just upstream from here, we
refer to this one as Burnell Road Falls.
From the roadside you are looking over the crest of the
waterfall. Please limit your viewing to that vantage point
since this is located on private property.
This is a
very pretty location. There is some interesting history
surrounding it. Many years ago a mill operated here and a
young lady mysteriously disappeared. There were many
theories about what happened, but some think she haunts this
point that should be made is in regard to the waterway here.
Without naming names, one of the larger Internet mapping
programs mis-identifies Plumb Brook as the Grass River.
Plumb Brook enters the Grass River a short distance
downstream from here. That flows into the St. Lawrence River in Massena,
in St. Lawrence County. Be assured, this is Plumb Brook.
Last update: June 20, 2017