From NY 28 between Newport and Middleville, find Castle
Road/CR 7 which exits northeast. This junction is
just southeast of the West Canada Valley High School campus.
Just under 1/4 mile on the left, will be the old City Road.
Drive to the old bridge.
||Wolf Hollow Creek
||N 43° 09' 51"
||W 74° 59' 06"
||Between Newport and Middleville
|Length of hike:
An unnamed waterfall, this is a very pleasant location
that is not at all hard to reach. Very near the town line,
the waterfall is very close to an old bridge that is no longer in
service. Local sources have indicated that it is known by
either name, Old City Road Falls or Castle Road Falls.
The waterfall appears to be a two-step cascade. The upper
part is at least partially obscured by the terrain and foliage so
it is difficult to describe its type or gauge its height.
The bottom part is in clear view from the bridge. It is probably
also significant to note that although the roadway is public, the
property surrounding the waterfall is not. There are posted
signs on your right as you face the falls (river left).
In a side-note about Wolf Hollow Creek, this is the name assigned
to this waterway by the USGS. The US Geological Survey is
the governmental agency that has the task of naming all geological
features: mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and so on.
That means that this is the official name of this waterway.
The NYS DEC also refers to this stream as the Wolf Hollow Creek.
We have found, however, that certain GPS devices, Garmin hiking
units for example, use the name City Brook. We don't know
the source of this name, but it is significant to note that this
alternative terminology is used.
The water from the Wolf Hollow Creek flows into the West Canada
Creek, then enters the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers before reaching
the Atlantic Ocean in New York City.
Last update: October 7, 2017