Northern New York Waterfalls 

Swans Falls


From NY 12 just south of the BOCES center and just north of the village of Glenfield, proceed west on the Glendale Road, CR 32.  About 0.6 of a mile up this road, just before reaching the end of the Burke Road, you will cross the Whetstone Creek.  The waterfall can be seen upstream from here, behind a private residence.

County: Lewis
Town: Martinsburg
USGS Map: Glenfield
Waterway: Whetstone Creek
Latitude: N 43° 42' 59"
Longitude: W 75° 25' 06"
Drop: 25'
Type: Step Tiered
Region: West of Glenfield
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Roadside
Accessibility: Private
Name: Common

Glenfield Quadrangle

Swans FallsThis waterfall has been known locally by this name for decades.  The name was derived from the fact that it is located on property that was the Swan family farm for many years.  The mailbox here identifies the home as the residence of a Swan, so it is our understanding that this is private property, so please honor that fact.

Our pictures were all taken from the highway right-of-way but a contributor has noted that the landowners don't object to the public hiking up the riverbank in their backyard to view the falls, as long as they are respectible. 

The last photo in the array was sent in by a contributor.  It is a view of just the top drop with lower waterflow taken close-up to the stream.

The Whetstone Creek flows into the Black River, which flows to Lake Ontario in Dexter, New York.

Last update:  October 26, 2015

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