Northern New York Waterfalls 

Old City Road Falls/Castle Road Falls


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.

County: Herkimer
Town: Fairfield
USGS Map: Middleville
Waterway: Wolf Hollow Creek
Latitude: N 43° 09' 51"
Longitude: W 74° 59' 06"
Drop: 40'
Type: Ribbon Step
Region: Between Newport and Middleville
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Pavement
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Middleville Quadrangle

Old City Road FallsAn 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

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