Artists Falls, within the Adirondack Mountain Reserve

Directions

Located on NYS Route 73, this site is just south of the hamlet of Saint Huberts, which is on the stretch between the village of Keene Valley and the northern intersection of routes 73 and 9.  Look for the signs for the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area.  The parking area for AMR is directly across the road.

County: Essex
Town: Keene
USGS Map: Keene Valley
Waterway: Gill Brook
Latitude: N 44o 8' 11"
Longitude: W 73o 47' 57"
Drop: 10'
Type: Flume
Region: Off NY 73 near the hamlet of St. Huberts
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt/rock
Length of hike: 1.2 miles beyond the gate on Lake Road
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Access by easement
Name: Unnamed

Please refer to our page for the general information on The Adirondack Mountain Reserve.  This waterfall is located within that facility.

About 1.1 miles from the gate on the Lake Road, there is a wooden bridge crossing the Gill Brook.  Not more than 0.1 mile downstream from there, you will find the Gill Brook Flume.  Signs in the area identify it simply as "The Flume".

Portions of this area are reminiscent of High Falls Gorge, although on a much smaller level.  There are several steps as the brook descends at the top of this area and then the water finds its way through a very narrow crevice in the rocks.  The rock walls are probably fifteen feet high here.  The last three pictures in the array shows this crevice in the rocks.  This is the first of several waterfalls on this tiny tributary of the Ausable.

The Gill Brook empties into the East Branch of the Ausable River not far downstream from here.  The east branch joins forces with the west branch at Au Sable Forks to form the Ausable River, which empties into Lake Champlain in the town of Peru.

Hover on any of the thumbnails to see an enlarged image

 

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