Roadtrip on 10-18-2014
Roadtrip on 10-18-2014 through Lewis and Oneida Counties
DENLEY DAM AND FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
This is a portage site for kayakers and canoes. There is a small parking area and the dam and falls can be seen from there.
ROCK ISLAND DAM AND FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
This is also another portage area for kayakers and canoes. The gate was open as they had the whitewater rafting run going on this weekend. Also from here you can look upstream and see Port Leyden dam and falls in the distance.
PORT LEYDEN DAM AND FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
We did not try accessing this from the other side as before. There is a school located there, and we parked in the lot and did a short scramble to get better views.
MILKHOUSE FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
The actual location for this waterfall is posted on private property. I realized when I got home and threw in my tracks in my mapping program, that I was at the backside of this. As I mentioned in my description, the land was not posted. HOWEVER, I do not recommend visiting location by this means. It is unsafe and very much a big liability should someone get hurt. I was following a stream down and came upon it, I was at the top of the falls, and went out and around to see what it looked like. But the whole area looks as though someone used it as a dump site and there is glass and metal everywhere. I would say to try and contact someone and get permission by other location listed on internet resources. And the same time maybe get a look at the Orthodox Church sitting there.
SWAN’S FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
This is on privately owned property but good views can be seen from the road.
ROARING BROOK UPPER FALLS LEWIS COUNTY
This waterfall is located within walking distance from the gate of Whitaker Falls State Park.
WHITAKER FALLS STATE PARK LEWIS COUNTY
I could not believe how much work had taken place at the park. However the trail in and around the waterfalls is still in dire need of repair and safety fencing. We happen to be lucky and came across a rope that someone had tied up and that’s how we got down in there. When we got down there was a group of young adults that we encountered and found out they had just been the ones to put the rope there. We were very thankful they left the rope there for us to get back
UNNAMED FALLS ON HWY 12 NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS LEWIS COUNTY
This was a delight to see. How we missed it on the way up, no clue. There is no trail up to the top. It was posted on the left hand side of the falls. We tried walking up the falls rock hopping as far as we could. It was very slippery, as it was raining. From the road you will have to walk across the railroad tracks, but this can be seen right from the highway.
BAKERS FALLS ONEIDA COUNTY
LANSING KILL FALLS ONEIDA COUNTY
The access to both Lansing and Bakers is same parking, same path. There is parking for maybe two or three cars. You can see the falls right from the road. The canal trail system is right there also. The path was very slippery and steep.