From the intersection of NY 8 and
NY 365 just north of Ohio NY, take 8 east for 2.8 miles.
The Gray Wilmurt Road/ CR 69 heads south at this point
that almost immediately crosses the West Canada Creek.
Park on the roadside before crossing the bridge.
||Off NY 8 between
Piseco Lake and Hinckley Reservoir
Although not officially
named, this very pretty "C" shaped waterfall is known
commonly as High Falls. In fact, there is a plaque mounted
on a rock at the location indicating the "Scenic High Falls
Your views of this waterfall are clear and relatively unobstructed,
but it is a bit of a challenge for pictures because of the high,
chain-link fence that is attached to the sides of the bridge.
We can only assume that they have been placed there to deter people
jumping into the water below. It is a significant drop into
water that isn't very deep so this type of activity probably wouldn't
There is an interesting side note in regard to the mapping of
this location. Rivers and streams are often used as municipal
boundaries, so it is common to find waterfalls that span county
or town lines. In this case, the waterfall appears to span
the border of the topographical quadrangle. We have indicated
that it is in the Ohio quadrangle because the bridge is, but the
waterfall itself is right on the edge of the Morehouseville quadrangle.
This is undoubtedly not a very significant issue, but it is the
only time we have encountered it with any of the waterfalls listed
on this website.
West Canada Creek flows through Hinckley Reservoir and then empties
into the Mohawk River at Herkimer. This flows to the Hudson
River which empties into the Atlantic Ocean in New York City.
Last update: October 7, 2017