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. This location is about
3/4 miles up the road.
This location is just
upstream of the Farrington Road Falls. The northeast waterfalls
website refers to it as High Falls. Since this is the only
source that uses this name, we are sticking with the name based
on the waterway.
If you are viewing this site during the winter, you can see the
waterway. When foliage is there, however, views of the waterfall
from the road are obscured and opportunities for pictures are even
less possible. As far as reaching the riverbank, that is also
questionable. Although there are no posted signs in the area
(the property is probably private, most likely a part of a farm
near there), the terrain is prohibitive. The bank is extremely
steep. It drops off close to 100' in an almost perpendicular
descent. With the right equipment (ie: ropes) you might be
able to get down and back up but otherwise, we were relegated to
a roadside vantage.
The waterfall itself is several steps. The top step is
about 3', followed by a short slide into the second plunge of about
4'. Then there is a rapid series of steps of about 10'.
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