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Fowlersville Falls – Port Leyden
Location: Port Leyden, Lyonsdale Town
Parking and Trailhead #1: N43.62431 W75.27400
Parking and Trailhead #2: N43.62450 W75.27600
Stream/River/Watershed: Moose River
Fowlersville Falls #1 43.62360, -75.27800
Fowlersville Falls #2 43.62406, -75.27765
Height of Falls/Type #1: 20 ft, Slide Class IV+ Rapids
Height of Falls/Type #2:
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance #1: Moderate .4 mile round trip from the trail south of the river
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance #2: Easy 1.2 mile roundtrip walking the dirt road north of the river.
-The easiest way to describe this whole section is to first give you a visual.
-If you were to look at either a paper map or google imagery, the waterfalls here which could be considered three distinct falls, this sections spans the whole river north to south.
-The actual Fowlersville Falls is accessed South of the river.
-The others are accessed from North of the river.
-The best view of the ENTIRE section is from North of the river.
-This is the Put-in area for the Whitewater folks in running the Bottom of the Moose River section all the way to Lyons Falls.
For additional information and photos on this location please visit bobbieswaterfalls
Directions: #1 From the intersection of Hwy 12 and Hwy 12d and McAlpine St, drive east on McAlpine St for .4 miles. Turn right onto Center St and drive .5 miles. (Note: at .3 miles Center St changes to Franklin St). Turn left onto Laura St and drive .8 miles bearing left onto Lyonsdale Rd. Continue on Lyonsdale Rd for 2.4 Miles. Bear right onto Marmon Rd and drive .3 miles. At this point Marmon Rd goes to your right. Bear left onto Hunkins Rd and drive 1.1 mile to its intersection with Fowlersville Rd. Turn left onto Fowlersville road and drive 1.4 miles. You will see a small parking area on your left just before the Fowlersville Historical Bridge. From the parking area, facing towards the river, head into the woods, almost straight back to the river. You will see a couple of paths from the start, but they lead into one and then follow the river downstream. Most of the trail follows high up from the river. When you get closer to the falls, you will be almost walking beside them. To get to the bottom of the falls, the trail drops, and can be very muddy and slippery. Use Caution.
Directions:#2 Just past the guard rails of the Fowlersville Historical Bridge, approximate .2 miles on the right you will see a dirt road. This dirt road takes you down to a small parking area, and a location where several camping spots are located. The path is well worn, and can also be muddy and slippery. For the best view, continue further downstream, picking your way, as there is no clear defined path.
Waterfall Name: Fowlersville Falls, South side
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 20′, (American Whitewater 50′ slide)
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Moose River
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Lat/Long: 43.62349, -75.2777
Altitude (Appx Meters): 349.1
Town: Port Leyden
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html
Parking: 43.62431, -75.274
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Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Moderate .4 mile rt from the trail south of the river and an easy 1.2 mile roundtrip walking the dirt road north of the river.
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Source 2: www.bobbieswaterfalls.net
Source 3: Eastern New York All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide Publication 2008 pg 115 A4
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