Northern New York Waterfalls 

Roaring Brook Lower Falls


As you drive south from Lowville on NY 12, about 3.8 miles from the McDonalds, you will cross a little creek.  This is just before the intersection of the Cannan Road on the left and the Tiffany Road on the right.  Park on the roadside.

County: Lewis
Town: Martinsburg
USGS Map: Glenfield
Waterway: Roaring Brook
Latitude: N 43° 44' 24"
Longitude: W 75° 25' 33"
Drop: 25'
Type: Step Tiered
Region: Just south of Lowville on NY 12
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Private
Name: Unnamed

Glenfield Quadrangle

Use caution as you park on the side of the road.  This is a very busy highway.  Although the speed limit is 55, the only vehicles going less than that will be the tractors in this very busy farming area.

The property on both sides of the brook is private.  Our close-up shots were submitted by a contributor who had the owner's permission to access the site.  Otherwise, this is a roadside view waterfall.   Decent views of the waterfall can be had here because it is only a few hundred feet from the highway.  Unfortunately, foliage will obscure the views of the upper area during much of the year.  We estimate this falls to be at least 25' high and it drops in a number of steps.  Closer to the highway, there are a few more small drops as the water makes its way over the layers of rock that serve as the basis for this area.

There is a home just up the Tiffany Road in front of this waterfall, with a maple syrup operation there and a sugar shack on the river bank.  Be advised however, that this is private property and that fact should be honored.

The location of this site is somewhat deceiving.  This is the same waterway that is home to Whitaker Falls in the Whitaker Falls Park, one of the most popular waterfalls in Lewis County.  It is no more than one mile upstream.  We have dubbed this Roaring Brook Lower Falls because there is another smaller waterfall on this same waterway, above Whitaker Falls, about a mile-and-a-half upstream from this location.

The Roaring Brook flows into the Black River less than a mile from this site.  The Black River joins Lake Ontario just west of Watertown in Dexter, New York.

Last update:  July 15, 2017

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