Discovering Waterfalls


This peaceful, 5.5-mile Adirondack trail wanders through a maple forest to an overlook with views of Gleasman’s Falls and a rocky gorge.

From Lowville, take Number Four Rd. east into Adirondack Park. In Crystal Dale, right on Erie Canal Rd. In 2.9 miles, left on McPhilmy Rd. In 0.7 mile, left on Beach Mill Rd. (no sign). In 1.5 miles, left at fork on Beach Mill Rd. Go 2.2 miles to trail head for Beach Mill Pond.

Barnes Corners

The Inman Gulf Trail was cut by Forest Ranger Dave Larrabee, with help from Bill Blodgett. This trail runs along the edge of Inman Gulf and through some hilly sections. Scenic Rainbow Falls may be seen  on the north side of the rim; Gulf Stream courses along the bottom of Inman Gulf.

Be cautious when crossing Williams Truck Road because it is a main snowmobile route. In summer, five parking areas along Williams Truck Road allow people to choose loops of different length.

Access to these cross-country ski trails is from the north side of N.Y.S. Route 177, about two miles west of Barnes Corners and .75 mile east of the intersection of N.Y.S. Route 177 and County Route 189. A trail map and guide for this and other State lands within Region 6 is available at Regional Headquarters in Watertown (315) 785-2263 and the Lowville Field Headquarters (315) 376-3521

Lyons Falls

The dam and majestic falls are visible from the Lower Boat Launch on the Lyons Falls Road in Lyons Falls. The cascade and view of the historic Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper Mill reminds us of the significance of the beautiful Black River to the heritage of Lewis County.

The Shingle Mill Falls is part  of the Independence River Wild Forest. This 1-mile easy walk culminates at a wide ten- foot waterfall on Otter Creek. There are some additional falls above and below this point, and a large pool at the base of the falls. The open rock slabs beside the river are a nice place to picnic. The trail is located approximately 4 miles down the Partridgeville Rd. on the left.


Visitors driving through Talcottville along Route 12D cannot fail to notice the beautiful falls of the Sugar River. This small hamlet was the first settlement in Lewis County.


At this local park and camping area, there are trails that lead to majestic falls flowing through the beautiful gorges.