In the village of St. Johnsville, drive
north on North Division Street. When you leave the
village limits, it will become Crum Creek Road.
You will soon reach a "Y". Bear right onto
Lasselsville Road. You will come to a water treatment
plant. The waterfall is located at the bottom of this
road, next to the plant.
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This waterfall is on the premises of a water treatment plant
which is owned by the village of St. Johnsville. Since it
is on municipal property, it is publicly owned, but visitors should
note that there is a "No Trespassing" sign on the road
that leads down into the plant from Lassellsville Road. This
is probably done to keep the disrespectful, partying public from
littering the area, and from possible injuries and is completely
Several sources indicate that if you call the Village (not town)
of St. Johnsville, you can get permission to enter the property
to photograph the falls. Apparently it is a very popular spot
for locals to have pictures such as prom, wedding and the like,
A couple of weeks prior to our trip planned for this area, we
called the Village Clerk. Since we weren't sure of the exact
time and date we would be there, we were told that if we called
them when we got there, we could be put in contact with an official
at the Department of Public Works for permission. That is
exactly what we did. The bad news is that it was about 3:20
PM and the office was closed. We took some pictures of a small
cascade upstream of the main waterfall above the highway there.
The first photo in our array is of that drop. From that vantage
point, looking over the crest of the falls from the road, it could
be seen that the waterfall was something that had to be seen from
We took a drive into the village and found the municipal building.
Fortunately, the police station is also located there and an officer
was there. He called the DPW official for us but when he didn't
get an answer, told us that it wouldn't be a problem and that we
could go on up there and take our pictures!
Although not a free-fall, this cascade is as close to a vertical
drop as you will see. It is obvious why the area is such a
popular place for a "Kodak moment"!
empties into the Mohawk River, which then flows into the Hudson
before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
Last update: October 7, 2017