This is a perfect stop off point when in the area!
Located in Salisbury Center, Spruce Creek Falls is a beautiful destination worthy of a day trip to the area. The creek flows year round and there are many trails located in the immediate vicinity of the falls.
There is a small one lane covered bridge just upstream of the falls as well. Built in 1875, the Salisbury Center Bridge is shut down during the winter but can be crossed by foot or car during the summer.
Parking is easily found roadside, but there is also a parking area close to the bridge. From the bridge, looking downstream, you will see the first set of major falls (about 20′ in height). Following the stream down, there are a few small drops and then two major cascades (over 30′ and 25′ respectively) located on the opposite side of another bridge that crosses the stream.
At the time of our last visit, none of these properties were posted.
Waterfall Name: Spruce Creek Falls, Upper
Alternative Name(s): Ellwells Falls
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 10′ Cascade
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Spruce Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Lat/Long: 43.14056, -74.78737
Altitude (Appx Meters): 312
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: 43.14076, -74.78764
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 43.14076, -74.78764
Trail Notes: Roadside view
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.
For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.
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