Northern New York Waterfalls 

The Rifts


This stretch may be visible on the north side of NY 30 between Speculator and Christine Falls.

County: Hamilton
Town: Lake Pleasant
USGS Map: Page Mt
Waterway: Sacandaga River
Latitude: N 43° 30' 28"
Longitude: W 74° 19' 32"
Drop: NA
Type: Rapids
Region: Northeast of Speculator
Parking: NA
Trail type: NA
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: NA
Accessibility: Unknown
Name: official

Page Mt. Quadrangle

This is an officially named stretch of rapids on the Sacandaga River.

This is a new entry and we have not yet been to this location, but maps indicate that it may be visible from the highway.  NY 30 and NY 8 run together through this region.  It is about mid-way between the intersection of NY 8/NY 30 with Downey Avenue in Speculator and the area at Christine Falls, about 0.8 mile from each end.  We are continuing to research this.

If anyone has pictures or information on this area, please contact us.

The Sacandaga River flows through a number of lakes as it makes its way to the Hudson River whose final destination is the Atlantic Ocean.

Note:  The GNIS data base has a category "Map" which usually indicates the topographical quadrangle containing the site.  The Rifts is listed as being in Kunjamuk River.  There is no quadrangle named Kunjamuk River.  There is a Kunjamuk River that enters the Sacandaga a little more than 1/2 mile from this site, but the map coordinates put it on the Sacandaga River in the Page Mt quadrangle.  It is possible that the quadrangle name has been changed since this was added to the data base.

Another note:  The official name of this location is "The Rifts".  For the sake of alphabetizing, we have listed it as "(The) Rifts" and filed it under "R"!

Last update:  September 6, 2016

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